Hello fellow loungers!
Hope it feels like Summer in your part of the world. Attended the Opening Night Gala of the ICFF Italian Film Festival on Thursday night. Great kickoff event! Ran into Daniela Nardi, whom you hear on the station. Being Italian and a fan of Italian films, she was just as excited as I was to be there. I must also give a shoutout to my "companion" that night, Cheri Passell (I Love Italian Movies), who had just flown in from NYC after attending their Open Doors festival. It was a beautiful warm night and we had a great time. Thanks Cheri!
I even managed to explore some new music this week, getting into some chillhop/jazzhop, an inspired injection of new creativity into two musical genres......and what is Summer without a version of Joni Mitchell's Woodstock! Tune in to hear it all, along with your favourites.
DJ Maretimo remains atop of the chart with The Midnight Hour. Jazzy James Jr. continues to give "a little jazz to his peeps" from the second spot, while the chillout/jazz blend of Stephanie Sante sees her rise to the third position.
As mentioned above, some new music has been added to the playlist. You've probably heard that chillout remix of Portugal, The Man's current hit, Feel It Still, a great song with a 60's vibe to it in it's own right! Enjoy the chilled version right here!
Soundcloud discovery, Seneca B, proves that a woman can be just as creative when it comes to Hop - Jazzed or Chilled. If you've been getting into the Chillhop sound, take the time to check her out.
Canadian jazz songstress/ trumpeter, Bria Skonberg, gives us something a little more Summer-y and cheery to match the weather. She also does a very chilled version of Leonard Cohen's Dance Me To The End of Love on her latest album. That should be coming soon to the station's sounds!
Last, but not least is a new jazz release of a combo featuring Jack DeJohnette, Larry Grenadier, John Medeski & John Scofield, collectively known as Hudson. Amongst some other creative covers, they take on the classic Woodstock. It's a little different sound for the station, but I think the memories that the song will give everyone will leave a smile as they listen.
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Have a great weekend.