Anchorsong is the alias of Tokyo-born, London-based electronic producer and MPC wizard Masaaki Yoshida. A creator of beautiful, melodic, and transportive electronic rhythms, Anchorsong initially put out a string of EPs in his home country of Japan before joining forces in 2010 with British label Tru Thoughts Recordings. Throughout their decade-long relationship, Anchorsong has put out four full-length albums full of colorful and eclectic beats that take rhythmic inspiration from all over the globe, with his newest album Mirage coming out this past May.
Anchorsong's guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a beautifully diverse set that brings together different sounds and styles from all over the world. Featuring both brand new songs from 2021 alongside obscure gems from decades past, Anchorsong also includes two songs off his new album for a thoroughly transportive sonic journey.
|Midnight In A Perfect World||Intro|
|Pino Palladino & Blake Mills||Ekute|
|Orlandivo||Onde Anda O Meu Amor|
|Quartet Em Cy||Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser|
|Evinha||Espera Pra Ver|
|Silvio Cesar||A Festa|
|Alemayehu Eshate||Tey Gedhyelshem|
|Mdou Moctor||Afrique Victime|
|Hamlet Minassian||Al Elnim|
|Rupa||Moja Bhari Moja|
|Ryuichi Sakamoto||End Of Asia|
|Arooj Aftab||Baghon Main|
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.
The project of Chicago-born, Nigeria-raised twin brothers Kehinde and Taiwo Hassan, Christian Rich showcase their eclectic style on a kaleidoscopic guest DJ mix for Midnight In A Perfect World that's full of nostalgic surprises.