Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Cocktail Nation - The Best of The Best of 2016

Tune in Saturday nights at 18:00 EST Toronto time (6:00 pm) for a Sneak Preview of the week's show. Shake that martini, and relax in your bachelor pad as Koop Kooper takes us on a musical journey through that Exotica and Tiki world of the 50's and 60's.

As the year grinds to a halt, Koop revisits some highlights of his past shows.

We have The Best of The Best Product Releases, followed by The Best of The Best Music Releases.

The Best of The Best Product Releases

Tiki Joes Ocean - Angels We Have Heard On High
Tiki Joes Ocean - Dance Of The Sugar Plum Ferry

James Spencer - Les Baxter interview
Les Baxter - Quiet Village
Alex Kashkin - Bond The Spy

The Classics interview

Ixtahuele - At Sea
The Sharps - Caravan

Ford Interview

Elvis and Buble - Fever
Codename Carter - Time Bomb

Mai Kai Interview

Out of Abingdon - Django
Roland Remington - Baia

Dirk Daquiri Interview

Diana Dors - Let There Be Love

James Spencer - Ulitimate Martini Interview

Seduction - Bill Irwin Group

The Best of The Best Music Releases

The Sharps - Tenor Madness
Tony Felicetta - Sharps interview

Narco Lounge Combo - My Night With Sinatra
Richie Paradise  - Narco Lounge Combo interview

Tikiyaki 5-0 - Supernova 
Jim Bacchi -Tikiyaki interview

Codename Carter - Perfect Clarity Perfect Cut
Out Of Abingdon - Three Piece Suit
Warwick Hargreaves Interview

Roland Remington - Martinique
Roland Remington Interview

Ixtaheule - Call Of the Islands
Mattias Uneback Interview

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Top Ten - week ending 24 December 2016

Happy Chrismas, my fellow loungers!

It's Christmas Eve, and I'm sure not many of you will have time to listen or read this today or tomorrow, but I'm putting it out there.

Special treat tomorrow, as we play Christmas tracks all day and night. So put us on for background during your festivities.

Thanks for another wonderful year of listening and support, despite some of the unforeseen issues of our host, Radionomy. We here at This is Lounge look forward to a brighter 2017. Let's hope all the artists and listeners are, too. A special shoutout to all the artists and DJ's that I have come to know this year. It's been a privilege.

Stay tuned, as I hope to compile a Best Top Ten of 2016.

Merry Christmas, everyone. Thanks for your support, and your votes. Enjoy the New Year's and Christmas celebrations.


Saturday, December 10, 2016

The Top Ten - week ending 10 December 2016

"It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..."

The weekend has finally arrived, but there's no rest for the weary as we all continue to "pound the pavement" in search of those perfect gifts. Of course, this can be a harrowing experience even for the most seasoned veteran of shopping. After working all week, it really is hard to put yourself out into the retail world.

The answer to keeping your sanity during this time is to take a page from the jogger's diary - pace yourself, keep hydrated, and be sure to have your favourite tunes running through those ear buds. 

Music, as they say, soothes the savage beast, and we all can fall prey to that emotional distress at this time of the year. So, as always, "tune in, turn on, and chill out"!

Ho, ho, ho!

Congrats to Skcollob this week as he makes it to number one. Followed by Kant Sleep and the beautiful Miss Norah Jones. All three are in good company of each other. 

The ambient sounds of The Orb continue to climb the chart. The blood pressure lowering sounds of The 10 Sultans of Rudyard is a perfect antidote to the anxiety of the season. Of course, the same can be said for Michael e, Nouvelle Vague, and Normandie. Thanks for tuning in to relax!

This week saw the release of a wonderful collection from seasoned chillout artist, Pier-O, entitled Passion. Made up mostly of older titles, it does include three new tracks. One of which - Beach Waves  is Bubbling Under this week! Another calm-inducing track to help you through the day. Great collection, Pier-O!

A big shout out to all of you supporting the artists and the station, and be sure to vote for your favourite track at www.thisislounge.com.

Bubbling Under

Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Top Ten - week ending 3 December 2016

Hope that all you fellow loungers are enjoying the weekend! Has that Christmas spirit got you busy shopping? Well, don't forget to take a few minutes for yourself. This is a hectic season, and we all have to stay positive.

Of course, enjoy that "me" time with the sounds of This is Lounge. Now that the sounds of the season are programmed into the mix, it's the perfect soundtrack for that Christmas cocktail party. 

The Top Ten this week has seen some interesting changes. Anton Borin has moved into number one this week! Skcollob follows in behind at number two. It seems that the two of them have climbed the chart neck and neck since coming onboard. Looks like Anton's votes got him there faster.

There were two big New Release announcements this week in the Chillout community - Pier O  and Michael e. Thanks to Michael for dropping his album in my email box. 

As I look forward to hearing Pier's, please enjoy Beautiful, the lead off track from Michael e's Heaven Sent album. 

As always, I shall post a ballot at www.thisislounge.com to start the voting. Thank you for your support. Enjoy the season!

Bubbling Under