DJ Veins is the alter-ego of Dave Segal, a Detroit-born, Seattle-based music journalist who has been DJing since 1996. Pre-pandemic, he organized Obscenely Obscure, the city's only library-music DJ night, and co-hosted the Instant Party monthly at Jupiter Bar. In the last decade, he's been involved as an organizer and DJ in events such as the Hypnotikon psych-rock festival, Rare Air, Estranged Sensation, PROG, and Breezy Manner. A 15-year staffer at The Stranger who was laid off in March when COVID-19 decimated the newspaper's ad revenue, Segal currently freelances for The Wire magazine, Pitchfork, and Northwest Music Scene.
DJ Veins' guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is an adventurous all-vinyl journey exploring the obscure anything-goes world of library music, featuring songs recorded by versatile session musicians to fulfill specific functions for movies, TV shows, ads, radio bumpers, and other media. It's funky, groovy, and surprisingly psychedelic. Dig in.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Roy Budd||Get Carter|
|Roger Roger/Nino Nardini||Tomorrow|
|Cecil Leuter||Pop Electronique No2|
|Klaus Weiss||Drums Around|
|Peter Lüdeman||Nepal Trek|
|Georges Teperino||Electrosonics 4|
|Johnny Pearson||Product Efficiency|
|Yan Tregger||Slow Zoom|
|Francis Coppieters||Funky Chimes|
|Anthony King||Chunnel Boogie|
|Alan Parker||Punch Bowl|
|Andrzej Korzynski||La Grabuge (Pop Theme)|
|Bixio/Frizzi/Tempera||Escape (Film Version)|
|Eddie Warner||Funny Kid|
|Reg Tilsley||Ode To A Stone|
|Angelo Baroncini & Bruno Battisti D'Amario||Green Tipe|
|I Marc 4||Underground|
|I Marc 4||Corsa Pericolosa|
|D.H. Kimball||Meditazione Yoga|
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.
Montevideo, Uruguay's Lila Tirando a Violeta showcases her cutting-edge fusion of Latin music, electronic pop, and progressive club styles on her guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.