Midnight in a Perfect World: Ursula 1000

Ursula 1000 is the colorful and supremely funky music project of NYC-via-Miami electronic musician Alex Gimeno. Emerging onto the music landscape in 1998 with his debut album, The Now Sound of Ursula 1000, on Thievery Corporation’s Eighteenth Street Lounge record label, he’s since gone on to release four more albums on ESL in addition to a steady stream of EPs, singles, and official DJ mixes. His exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World is a non-stop disco and house party with undeniably fresh dancefloor fillers that include two remixes from his own deep catalog.


Artist Song
Ursula 1000 Intro
Soul II Soul Back To Life (Gigamesh Remix)
Fort Knox Five Ready Go (feat. Raashan Ahmad) (Ursula 1000 Remix)
Lonely Boy I Like Disco
TCTS Coupe De Ville (feat. Aniff Akinola)
Chocki Hookon In The Street (Jacques Renault BK Club Mix)
Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP Soul Makossa (Money)
Mason & Moonbootica My Love
Skapes Another Jam (Ursula 1000 Jungle Bros Edit)
Yello Oh Yeah (Alkalino Rework)
Baseek and Damon Grey Funky Flat
Manotti da Vinci Club Home (Ursula 1000 Remix)
Abelard Seinwave 2000
Aimes Harmonique Cosmique (Beach Version)
Midnight In A Perfect World Outro

Midnight in an 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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Live Review: Shlohmo with Purple and Nick Melons at Neumos 4/24/15

Shlohmo

all photos by Brittany Brassell

Shlohmo is one fearless dude. If there is anyone else left in the room doubting that at this point, I really think they need to come forward if for nothing else than to just have a talk. Last year, Henry Laufer dropped an EP with R&B god Jeremih on his own record label, WEDIDIT, and shared a stage with the likes of Cashmere Cat and Baauer at festivals like Pemberton. This year, Shlohmo canned all the hype and party-centric vibes to drop one of the most emotionally rendering electronic records of the year with Dark Red, and along with it, he announced a live A/V tour with a full band including likeminded electronic guru D33J. With accompanying sets from WEDIDIT signees Purple and Nick Melons, Shlohmo showcased his brand in impeccable form. There’s a reason why WEDIDIT is blowing people’s minds right now, and that reason is a guy named Henry Laufer. Last Friday night at Neumos, as part of Decibel‘s Micro dB Fest, we got the man in the flesh putting down a set like nobody would believe for another sold out crowd. It’s all in a days work for Shlohmo.

Shlohmo
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Song of the Day: Bouquet – Come To Your House

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photo by Adam Nagy

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Come To Your House” by Bouquet from the 2015 In A Dream EP on Ulrike Records/Folktale Records.

Bouquet – Come To Your House (MP3)

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Live Around Town This Week

Monday, April 27th:

Vomitface, So Pitted at The Vera Project // All Ages (more info)


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TV Eye: Week of 4/27

Stromae

Stromae // photo by Alan Lawrence (view set)

KEXP has our TV eye set for this week in late night television. Set your DVR, TiVo, or just drink some coffee to stay awake for these musical guest performances on your favorite talk shows. Here are the highlights:

Monday, April 27th:
Late Show with David Letterman: Todd Rundgren
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Stromae
The Late Late Show with James Corden: The Ting Tings

Tuesday, April 28th:
Late Show with David Letterman: Future Islands
Conan: The Lone Bellow

Wednesday, April 29th:
Jimmy Kimmel Live: Modest Mouse
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Shakey Graves
Last Call with Carson Daly: J Mascis

Thursday, April 30th:
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Blur
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Manic Street Preachers
Last Call with Carson Daly: Brett Morgen, director of Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck

Friday, May 1st:
Late Show with David Letterman: Emmylou Harris, Amos Lee, Ralph Stanley, Rodney Crowell, performing with Steve Martin
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: My Morning Jacket
The Late Late Show with James Corden: Jenny Lewis
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Buzzcocks (R)

Saturday, May 2nd:
Austin City Limits: Beck
Saturday Night Live: Wiz Khalifa

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Monday Music News

photo by Brittney Bollay (view set)

  • Uncanny! DJ Kevin Cole’s favorite band has written a song about his favorite grocery store: listen to a live version of The Replacements performing “Whole Foods Blues” at a recent show in Los Angeles. Frontman Paul Westerberg displays his usual wicked way with words, lamenting his journey to get a protein shake. The band say they’ll return to the recording studio later this year after the tour wraps up to work on their first new album since 1990’s All Shook Down. [Pitchfork]


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Live Video: Mac DeMarco

photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

Describing the appeal of Mac DeMarco is like trying to explain the funniest joke you’ve ever heard to someone half your age. Words will only make you seem hopelessly out of touch. For all his goofball antics, the New York based, Canadian born singer-songwriter writes some catchy and melodious tunes full of real emotions about aging, relationships and staying true to oneself. It’d be almost wholesome if it weren’t for his devil may care attitude and relentless pursuit of a good time. But that’s all part of the undeniably lovable persona that is Mac DeMarco. He just might charm the pants off you, literally. Watch his recent session at KEXP and find out.


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KEXP and Audioasis Present: A Benefit for Seattle Goodwill this Wednesday!

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KEXP and Goodwill have been teaming up all month in celebration of Earth Day. The result has been an April focused on recycling and reuse. KEXP DJ’s even played a full day of tracks that had been “recycled” (remixed, covered or sampled). The month long partnership is culminating in a special night of music and goodwill with a stacked local Seattle lineup. Come on down to the Tractor Tavern in Ballard on Wednesday, April 29th, to hear Seattle favorites The Moondoggies, Deep Sea Diver and Shelby Earl while supporting both KEXP and Goodwill. Tickets are going fast!

Seattle Goodwill is a long time advocate of recycling and reuse. This year on Earth Day, they launched the Break Up For Good campaign, which urged celebrities to break up with their clothes for good, and donate them to Goodwill. Seattle musicians, actors and some of KEXP’s very own DJ’s contributed to the cause. The clothes will be on auction until May 1st, and can be found by searching “#Breakup4Good” on Ebay. The proceeds will benefit Seattle Goodwill, who was able to help over 9,000 people get free job training and education last year, all thanks to donations. The show this Wednesday, much like the Break Up For Good campaign, will utilize Seattle talent to support Seattle Goodwill.
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Song of the Day: 79rs Gang – Drama

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s song, featured on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole, is “Drama” by 79rs Gang from the 2015 album Fire On The Bayou on Sinking City Records.

79rs Gang – Drama (MP3)

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Music That Matters: Genre Hopping For The New Millennium

Check out some of the KEXP DJ’s favorite artists from the Pacific Northwest and around the world on-the-go. KEXP’s Music That Matters weekly podcast brings you an exclusive mix of new music from the world’s best independent artists.

Body Language // photo by Dave Lichterman (view set)

Currently, you’ll hear:

Music That Matters, Vol. 457 – Genre Hopping For The New Millennium
DJ Larry Rose (host of Larry’s Lounge) brings you a fun genre hopping mix of memorable songs mostly from debut releases.

Tracklist:
1. Mike Pace and the Child Actors – Summer Lawns
2. Snuff Redux – E-Drone
3. Diet Cig – Harvard
4. Boxed In – Mystery
5. Tkay Maidza – U-Huh
6. Shad & DJ T.LO – Fire
7. Fort Romeau – Not A Word
8. Body Language – Really Love
9. Clarence Clarity – Meadow Hopping, Traffic Stopping, Death Splash
10. Misun – Penny
11. Bouquet – Come To Your House
12. Bent Denim – Key Lime Pie

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