Chiiild is the enigmatic project of a Montreal-based artist who has quickly turned heads and captured ears ever since dropping his debut single "Count Me Out" in late July 2019. Creating music dubbed as "Synthetic Soul," Chiiild's music is a potent mixture of smoky soul, psychedelic R&B, and woozy pop. Their excellent debut EP, also titled Synthetic Soul, came out back in February and features seven songs grounded in Chiiild's experience as an African artist looking to tell stories about diversity, ask questions about humanity, and unify people over shared personal experiences, all through the power of music.
Chiiild's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is an absorbing journey through his diverse contemporary influences as he smoothly surveys progressive R&B jams, vibrant house rhythms, addictive electro-pop, and beatific psych-pop grooves.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Frank Ocean||In My Room|
|Majid Jordan & Khalid||Caught Up|
|Col3trane & FKJ||Perfect Timing|
|Teyana Taylor, Ghostface Killah & Method Man||Gonna Love Me|
|Motor City Drum Ensemble||Raw Cuts #3|
|Friendly Fires||Heaven Let Me In|
|High Klassified||I'm Fine|
|Maribou State||Natural Fools|
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.
Seattle-based DJ, producer, and curator Spencer Manio dons his DJ Suspence hat for a brilliant double-sided mix that includes the high-energy 1990 North Seattle House Party soundtrack on Side A and more introspective 2020 South Seattle Couch Party on Side B.
Reggie Watts and John Tejada have joined forces for their collaborative project Wajatta and they deliver a hypnotic guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that leans into their love of deep house grooves and lush minimal tech-house rhythms.