Welcome to the weekend, my fellow loungers!!
If you're a regular listener you'll know what frustrations the station has been going through lately. First it was issues with the station continually stopping broadcast (and needing a reboot), and yesterday, a power outage in Belgium virtually shut down all Shoutcast and Radionomy stations for most of the day! And we were down this morning for an hour or so!
If you have weathered this technically challenged storm and continued to come back, I sincerely appreciate and applaud you for your diligence. Hopeefully, things will return to normal and everyone can enjoy the music.
Naoki Kenji remains atop the chart again this week with Floating Minds, a beautiful track from his newest release, Aketombo. Jazz legend Stacey Kent's rendition of the Jobim classic, Photograph, slides into number two, as our friend Phigroa slips to number three. Tune in for some good rotation on these wonderful artists.
Bubbling Under this week, we see the first release from chillout artist Stephanie Sante join in the mix. If this track, Afterglow, is any indication of what the rest of the album sounds like, we're all in for a treat. Stay tuned and check out her website and Facebook page for more updates.
Just sneaking into the playlist on Thursday, Maretimo Records' release of saxophonist Vladi Strecker's Morning Beach (Ante Meridium Mix) is starting to more than just bubble under.
We also find indie artist Mittens hit the chart this week at number nine. A Soundcloud find, their track Singularity is off to a fine start.
As always, a heartfelt thank you to all of you that are supporting the station and tuning in for a few minutes or a few hours, despite the frustrating technical issues. A thank you must also go out for the support that you've shown the artists. Keep buying their music!
Enjoy your weekend and your week. Keep us tuned in!