Thurston Moore is a legendary American musician, guitarist, and founding member of Sonic Youth. Although Sonic Youth ended their revolutionary run in 2011, Thurston has stayed active throughout the past decade with his involvement in multiple new projects as well as a steady run of solo albums. Now based in London, he released his most recent album By The Fire in September 2020 and it offer another stellar showcase of his masterful exploration of noise-rock, post-punk, and experimental rock.
True to his experimental and eclectic nature, Thurston's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World covers an exceptionally wide range of sounds that have captured his years over the decades. Everything from throwback soul jams to transportive global rhythms, moody No Wave anthems to blistering speed-metal dirges, it's all here in this wildly adventurous mix that gives the listener a rare peak into the musician's deep library of music.
|Midnight in a Perfect World||Intro|
|Sonny Sharrock||Blind Willie|
|Nakisenyi Women's Group||Tulinesangala|
|Booker T. & The M.G.'s||Melting Pot|
|The Chi-Lites||Stoned Out of My Mind|
|Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes||Satisfaction Guaranteed (Or Take Your Love Back)|
|John Tchicai & Cadentia Nova Danica||This Is Heaven|
|Big Joanie||Cranes in the Sky (Solange cover)|
|Pierre Schaeffer||Cinq Études de Bruits: Étude Violette|
|Behexen||Born In the Serpent of the Abyss|
|Einstürzende Neubauten||Steh Auf Berlin|
|Kim Fowley||Night Rider|
|The Contortions||Designed To Kill|
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.
Fresh off the release of her breakout debut album acts of rebellion, Colombian-born, Brooklyn-based artist Ela Minus delivers a stellar guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that explores underground techno and house rhythms.