DJ Suspence is the alias of Seattle's own Spencer Manio, a renowned DJ, producer, and curator who has blessed countless parties behind the decks with his exquisite taste, expansive crates, and joyful mixing style. As an in-demand DJ throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, he set the tone opening up local shows for everyone from Grandmaster Flash to Death Cab For Cutie, and his diverse taste and infectious energy also shined bright as a founding member of beloved local trio The Saturday Knights.
DJ Suspence's Midnight In A Perfect World mix is conceptually set-up like an actual cassette mixtape featuring 2 distinctive sides. The A side is titled 1990 North Seattle House Party and it's an homage to the house party jams he used to DJ out regularly. The B side is titled 2020 South Seattle Couch Party and it serves as a reflection of his more recent at-home-listening favorites. While he's spun at hundreds of parties, this is his first ever recorded DJ mix.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|SIDE A||1990 NORTH SEATTLE HOUSE PARTY|
|DJ Suspence||DJ Suspence's Intro|
|D.C. Boyz||It's A Natural Thang|
|Guy||I Like (Lafayette Break Blend)|
|Heavy D & The Boyz||More Bounce|
|7A3||Goes Like Dis|
|K9 Posse||Ain't Nothin To It|
|Double XX Posse||Not Gonna Be Able To Do / Fresh Prince Interlude|
|Michel'le||No More Lies (Funky Mix)|
|Tuff Crew||My Part Of Town|
|Divine Styler||Ain't Sayin Nothin'|
|Maestro Fresh Wes||Let Your Backbone Slide|
|Eric B & Rakim||Let The Rhythm Hit 'Em (45 King Club Mix)|
|Paris||Break The Grip Of Shame|
|Poor Righteous Teachers||Holy Intellect|
|Cannonball Adderley||Walk Tall/Mercy Mercy Mercy|
|Brand Nubian||Concerto In X Minor / The Last Poets "When The Revolution Comes" Interlude|
|X-Rated||Swift Lift Vocalist|
|Inner City||Do You Love What You Feel (Wilson's Hip House Mix)|
|Fast Eddie||Yo Yo Get Funky|
|SIDE B||2020 SOUTH SEATTLE COUCH PARTY|
|The Farm Band||Om / Malcom X Interlude|
|Roy Ayers Ubiquity||Everybody Loves The Sunshine|
|Phil Yost||Bent City 1|
|Riverbottom Nightmare Band||S/T|
|The Creation||How Does It Feel To Feel|
|Jorge Ben||Errare Humanum Est|
|Nguishi N'Timbo with L'Orchestre Festival of Zaire||Shauri Yako (I & II)|
|Mor Thiam||Ayo Ayo Nene|
|Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestros||Ogiobo|
|Harry Case||Chasing The Goon|
|Dip In The Pool||On Retinae (West Version)|
|Hiroshi Yoshimura||Singing Stream (Spring Mix)|
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.
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.
French electronic musician and filmmaker Rone shares a cinematic and whimsical guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that stitches together beautiful ambient and neo-classical passages with IDM explorations and other transportive electronic sounds.