Ever since their breakthrough performance at the 2018 Trans Musicales festival in Rennes, France, Amsterdam-based band Altın Gün have quickly become KEXP favorites with their brilliant '70s-influenced blend of Turkish folk with psych-rock and funk. Founded by bassist Jasper Verhulst, they released their debut album On in early 2018 and quickly followed up with their 2019 sophomore album Gece which received a Grammy nomination for Best World Music Album. The band just unleashed their third full-length album titled Yol on February 26th via ATO Records.
Altın Gün's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a brilliant showcase of the obscure and absurdly funky gems in their record collection as the band joyously stitches together kinetic, scuzzy, and psychedelic jams from all over the world. The names may not be immediately familiar, but the infectious groove is undeniable and universal.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|S.P. Balasubramaniam||I Want To Tell You Something|
|Abdul Corr's Saraba||Solima|
|Chris Owen||What's Up (Late Night Mix)|
|Tchaï and Merger||Every Man Has A Woman Who Loves Him|
|Metal Sound||Métalic Dub|
|Loreleï||Je Ferai Tout... (7" Version)|
|L'Empire Des Sons||Venise|
|Grupul Stereo||Coloana Infinită|
|Zik Emmy||My Angel (Edit)|
|Kojo Frimpong||Yempa Aba|
|Ophira & Ravit Yosefi||Meorav Teymani|
|Poornima||Gore Gore Gaal|
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.
Parisian electronic musician Darius handles this year's Valentine's Day guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World and he delivers an appropriately seductive and love-filled set filled with sultry house, funk, R&B, soul, and boogie jams.
Seattle-based electronic musician and video game soundtrack composer Lena Raine takes the listener on a magical journey through some of her favorite video game music on her dynamic guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World.