Midnight in a Perfect World: GEMS

photo by Kristen Wrzesniewski

GEMS is the blossoming musical duo of LA-via-DC artists Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John Usher. Their recent debut full length album, Kill The One You Love, has quickly become a KEXP favorite, with the record’s brilliant lead single, “Living As A Ghost”, handsomely showcasing their rich and dreamy mixture of shoegaze, electronic-pop, and R&B styles. Their exclusive mix for Midnight In A Perfect World finds them piecing together timeless tracks from the 1980s and 1990s that reveal a heavy dose of their sonic inspirations and nostalgic favorites.


Artist Song
Midnight In A Perfect World Intro
The English Beat Mirror In The Bathroom
Moby Porcelain
Billy Idol Eyes Without a Face
Kate Bush Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)
Enya Caribbean Blue
Mark Isham Man Before the Mirror
Cocteau Twins When Mama Was Moth
Janet Jackson Runaway
Tears For Fears Pale Shelter
The Church Under the Milky Way
Mazzy Star Blue Light
Primitive Radio Gods Standing Outside A Broken Phone Booth With Money In My Hand
Thomas Newman American Beauty

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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