Happy Saturday, my fellow loungers! Also, a shoutout to my Italian friends: Happy Ferragosto! There's a big celebration in my city, as we hope that the rain holds off.
As we reach the middle of August, it is also nature's way of reminding us that the end of Summer is nigh. The sunsets are getting earlier, but so far, the temperatures in my city are still in the high 20's/low 30's. I'll take it as long as I can!
And to go with those beautiful sunsets, we have a perfect soundtrack. This is Lounge, accompanied by your favourite cold beverage, is a great way to end your day.... or begin it, for that matter!
With Afterlife continuing to top the chart this week, you couldn't be in better hands. Torsten Luederwaldt also remains steadfast at number two, as Cantoma moves into the third position. There's something for everyone!
Thank you to you all for your votes at www.thisislounge.com. Your input really makes a difference!
This week also saw some great new music making it's way to the station. The Cooltrane Quartet, featuring Karen Souza on vocals, sees their latest single release, a jazzy cover of Maroon 5's Moves Like Jagger, slip in at number ten, as it relinquishes it's place from Bubbling Under.
Big excitement in the world of Chillout last week as one of the maestros of the genre, Michael e, released his long awaited album, Day by Day. We've chosen the title track as our initial choice. I hope you're enjoying it, along with the latest Massive Attack single, The Spoils. As is with most of The Attack's material, it veers slightly into the realm of dark chill. But hopefully, not enough to bring down the beach house vibe of the station's sounds.
As usual, thanks for your support - here at the station and to the artists we play. Your donations and legal downloads help keep the music alive.
Now, on to the chart.....