Happy Saturday, my fellow loungers!
First, a huge shoutout to everyone who has stuck with us through the host issues we've been having. My listenership continues to remain high, and you are listening longer! So whether your streaming us in a shop or a cafe or at work....maybe we're the station your clients listen to while on hold on your phones! Thanks for your support! Apologies to those that may now be shut out. At least you can keep up with New Releases right here. Click on the Subscribe button to stay in touch.
I would hope that for the most part, everyone listening has finally relinguished their winter coats with the breakthrough of Spring....or should we consider this the unofficial start of Summer? Here in Toronto, it's a long weekend in Canada, and the weather is certainly giving us what we want with sunshine and very warm temperatures in the 20's. Perfect lounging weather!
And what better music to accompany your weekend (and week!) than with the variety here at This is Lounge. Our Top Ten is chock-full of the best in chill and jazz. Thanks to your votes at www.thisislounge.com, you're helping to keep the charts alive.
Smooth Jazz guitarist, Chris Standring, remains atop of the chart this week, with two listener faves knocking at his door for supremacy. Phigroa & ArnoB and SAMBOX hold the number two and three positions respectively.
SAMBOX's You're Beautiful continues its rise, as does Aussie singer, Lanu, with his Prefab Sprout cover, When Love Breaks Down.
Chillout veterans, Lemongrass, and their song Something True, taken from their just released Beauty album have surprisingly moved quickly into the Top Ten. I think it's become a new fave around here at the station. As a matter of fact, be sure to preview the entire album. It's a beautiful collection, you won't be disappointed. Be sure to cast your votes if you agree.
Our Bubbling Under chart is a little shorter today as Giacomo Bondi and The Warheads remain poised for that leap to higher levels. Giacomo's wonderful reworking of a selection from The Beatles catalogue infuses his jazz and lounge influences into these time-honoured tracks, breathing new life into them, giving us a different perspective on some old favourites. Great job, Giacomo! Be sure to check this out, on sale now a a super-reasonable price! (Click the link below) I hope you enjoy the Acapella Remix of Sun King that we've selected to play at the station.
The Warheads continue to pump out quality music, as this latest offering, Blue Venus, is no exception. Their modern alternative take on jazz only opens up the genre and it's sound.
Once again, I may sound like a broken record, but thank you so much for supporting the station and the artists. Maybe the artists won't have to work that extra hour at their day job because you bought their music from iTunes, or Amazon, or Juno. Thanks for keeping the music alive.