Midnight in a Perfect World: Nosaj Thing

Midnight In A Perfect World
Alex Ruder
photo by Atiba Jefferson

The alias of Los Angeles native Jason W. Chung, Nosaj Thing's hypnotic beats have been captivating ears for 15 years. His formative years in the early 2000s found him performing at LA's DIY venue The Smell and emerging as a promising talent within LA's Low End Theory beat scene before signing with Alpha Pup for the release of his breakthrough debut album Drift in 2009. He's since opened tours for The xx and The Weeknd, collaborated with a wide range of artists including Chance The Rapper, Toro Y Moi, Flying Lotus, and Jon Hopkins, and built up a deep discography.

Nosaj Thing's exclusive guest DJ mix for Midnight in a Perfect World is a beautiful late-night listen that features unique throwback gems, contemporary faves from friends, as well as a few songs from his stellar 2022 album Continua.

Artist Title
Midnight in a Perfect World Intro
Voice Actor Badman
Tirzah Devotion (feat. Coby Sey)
Sam Gendel Uroko (鱗, fish scales)
Nosaj Thing My Soul or Something (feat. Kazu)
Boards Of Canada Happy Cycling
Burial + Four Tet Nova
HYUKOH World of the Forgotten (Nosaj Thing Remix)
El Michels Affair Villa
Everything But The Girl Never Could Have Been Worse
Rexy Don't Turn Me Away
Louke Man Easiest4u
Portishead It Could Be Sweet
Nosaj Thing Look Both Ways (feat. Pink Siifu)
Teebs Slumber
Nosaj Thing We Are (우리는) (feat. HYUKOH)
My Bloody Valentine if i am
Duval Timothy 9
Free The Birds Do U Miss All The


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.

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