Happy Saturday all my fellow loungers. I hope that you're taking some time out of your hectic schedule for a little "Me Time", which I would hope would include some time at This is Lounge.
Saturdays are a different kind of animal. Here at the station, the music evolves and changes, and a sneak preview of Koop Kooper's Cocktail Nation show at 18:00/6:00 pm ET kicks off a slight change of programming in the night - perhaps a little more upbeat, a little more diverse. Tune in tonight for something more than just lounge....
Don't forget that you can make a difference here - head on over to thisislounge.com and vote for your favourite song in the Top Ten and Bubbling Under. Your vote could be the one that helps make it rocket to the top!!!
That being said, I'm pleased to announce that Peter Pearson's As Twilight Falls has retained his throne this week atop the list. Congrats to Peter, and thanks to everyone who voted!
Another pleasant surprise is seeing the rise of Phigroa & ArnoB's Cologne to number two. Their blend of ambient, smooth jazz, downtempo, and funk has appealed to your ears and rewarded us with your votes.
Moving into the third position is indie favourite and Soundcloud discovery, ORDOG. His retro flavoured Nothing Compares mixes up the playlist with a cool, old school jazz sample and drum beat, with a smidgen of hip-hop. This guy has some very cool and creative ideas going on.
As we lose a couple below the tenth position, we see a couple of new Bubbling Under tracks rise up. We can finally congratulate Spookyfish, as they finally made the jump. The slow burn of appreciation has been rewarded. Feel You really does deserve to be there. Thanks to everyone who has supported them. Newcomer, Lapsley, has been a winner between everyone at the station and your votes, as she leapfrogs in the seventh position. Her dream pop chill sound is infectious, and Cliff is a nice fit here.
In addition to Mode & Light and Chris Standring's latest, we go down under to Melbourne, Australia, for a track from Lanu's latest release, The Double Sunset - given a 5 out of 5 review by the New Zealand Herald. His retro spin on songs can best be described as exotica rock - taking the influences of artists like Martin Denny, and incorporating them into a more modern sound. Helping him out on the Prefab Sprout cover of their 1988 hit, When Love Breaks Down, is the wonderful Aussie songstress, Megan Washington. Their chilled down version is a wonderful addition to the playlist. If you like it, vote for it!
All of these wonderful artists thank you for your support. Purchasing their music through Band Camp, iTunes, Amazon, or even Soundcloud links, you are helping in the future of music.
Thanks for supporting the artists AND the station. Music is life. Peace.