Nardeydey is the alias of London-based musician Shirley Tetteh, an emerging artist who initially made her name as a session guitarist, traversing genres as wide-ranging as folk, Italo-disco, pop, jazz, soul, gospel and more. A co-founder of the fast rising jazz collective Nerija (Domino Records) as well as a member of Maisha (Brownswood Recordings) and the 2019 Mercury Music Prize-nominated SEED Ensemble (Jazz Re:Freshed Records), Shirley recently opened up to reveal her deeply personal and remarkable songwriting as Nardeydey, releasing her debut solo single "Speedial" in late 2018 that served as a precursor to her infectious self-titled debut EP that arrived in late 2019.
Her guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World thrillingly proves she's a devoted student of diverse genres and a deep digger when it comes to exploratory fringes of jazz, funk, and soul music, as she weaves her way through dynamic obscure gems that are full of emotion, passion, and unexpected surprises.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Brice Wassy||Ku Ngabeu|
|Cube||Prince Of The Moment (Selvagem Edit)|
|Ronnie Laws||Big Stars|
|Prince||Got a Broken Heart Again|
|Ronnie Laws||From Ronnie With Love|
|Nite-Liters||Serenade For a Jive Turkey|
|Ali Farka Touré||Goye Kur|
|Michael Daves||Darling Corey (Electric)|
|The Carolina Chocolate Drops||Trouble In Your Mind|
|Eska||So Long Eddy|
|Herbie Hancock||Tea Leaf Prophecy (feat. Joni Mitchell)|
|Empirical||Studies in Time: Relative|
Midnight in a Perfect World, KEXP’s weekly hour-long guest DJ show, airs Fridays at midnight. This multi-genre program features eclectic sets by a rotating cast of international and local DJ’s, each building upon a party vibe to kick off your weekend. Midnight in a Perfect World is made possible with support from New Belgium Brewing.
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