Saturday, August 29, 2015

The Top ten - week ending 29 August 2015

Happy Saturday, my fellow loungers!

Unless you are living in Australia, all of us in the Northern Hemisphere are slowly seeing those long, hot Summer days get fewer and far between. I for one, am saddened by this. But to all of us, we know that Summer is a state of mind as well as a season.

That being said, let's look at how our Top Ten is this week. Benjamin Biolay remains at number one with his song, Revoir ParisSnowday's Alaskan Cabins follows behind to take up residence at the number two spot.

Igor Gerzina's Suburban Soul dips to number seven, as the newer tracks jostle for a higher position. As we see Halle Loren dip below the tenth position, that empty spot is quickly taken by a short, but cool, little spy-fi track, Bugs, Beats and Bowties, taken from the soundtrack of the new Guy Ritchie film, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., based on the hit 60's American television series. For a more in-depth look at how Daniel Pemberton created the music, check out my previous posting below.

Bubbling Under this week are two new releases - one chillout track and one from the Smooth Jazz genre. Blank & Jones come through with another entry from their latest in the Relax series: C'est Beau La Vie, featuring Benjamin Biolay's sister,  Coralie Clement, on vocals.

Before he even finds a spot on the charts, we've beaten them to the punch. It may not be the designated single release, but Waltz For Carmen, the closing track from Lee Ritenour's latest, A Twist of Rit, is the perfect balance between Smooth Jazz and chill, making it the obvious choice by all of us here at This is Lounge.

So tune in regularly and tune in often. Our philosophy has always been to keep the music free and relaxing. The world of the internet is filled with loud, commercial-laden radio and costly streaming services. Think of us as your oasis from all of that. Even the sub-genre of "jazzy house" music is very limited, as we try and blaze our own trail of content. As we continue to grown in listenership, I can see you all agree.

Thanks for listening, and please support our artists through legitimate digital download sites. Without the artists, there would be no music, and without the music.....where would we be?

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Bubbling Under

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