The alias of London native Raj Chaudhuri, Raji Rags is widely considered one of the key tastemakers in his hometown both behind the scenes and in front of the decks. Throughout his multifaceted career, he's hosted a long-running residency on East London's revered NTS Radio, thrown clandestine underground raves as part of the Bubble Chamber collective, co-founded the now iconic hip-hop party and DJ collective Livin' Proof, served as A&R for R&S Records and Bleep, and played a massively influential role as Head of Music for Boiler Room. While he's a man of many talents, Raji feels most at home behind the turntables, where he is known for seamlessly exploring different genres and styles.
For his Midnight In A Perfect World guest DJ mix, Raji has fittingly put together an immaculate blend of "Instrumentals for late night listening." Stitching together iconic hip-hop instrumentals with visionary downtempo beats by electronic producers, Raji's mix is a beat lover's chilled-out paradise.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|Mike Slott||Snow Birds Expansion|
|Bauri||Warm Fuzzy Feeling|
|GB||Simply So (feat. Steve Spacek) (Instrumental)|
|Quasimoto||Astro Travellin' (Instrumental)|
|Alchemist||Tick Tock (Instrumental)|
|Paul Blackford||Light Years|
|Kankick||Bread And A Rolls Royce|
|Black Star||Respiration (Instrumental)|
|Speakers Corner Quartet||Take Your Dreams Off The Shelves (Instrumental)|
|Black Milk||Story and Her (Instrumental)|
|Black Milk & Nat Turner||Burn|
|Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek||Good Mourning (Instrumental)|
|Aphex Twin||Alberto Balsam|
|Madlib||Road of the Lonely Ones|
|Oh No||Unreleased, untitled|
|J Dilla||Dillatronic 09|
|The Roots||Don't See Us (Instrumental)|
|Mr. Oizo||Monophonic Shit|
|Hip Hop For Respect||A Tree Never Grown (Instrumental)|
|Talib Kweli & DJ Hi-Tek||Too Late (Instrumental)|
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.