Happy Easter, my fellow loungers!
Yes, with the coming of Spring we are granted a long weekend. Hopefully, wherever you are, the weather has cooperated and brought lots of sun and warm weather. We're still feeling a chill here, despite the sunshine.
Enough about the weather, since we all know it continues to get better as the days go on. Let's talk music! We have a new number one!!!! I'm excited about this since I really love this song AND the artist. They are a wonderful example of the expanding subgenre of hip hop, blended with jazz sampling, chilled loops, spoken word, and electronica - otherwise known as chillhop or jazzhop. Of course, I'm talking about Saib. and their great track Archipelago.
This is not to say that our second position artist, Sambox, is any less exceptional an artist. He is a favourite around the station and the track, Meeting Love, from his latest album is certainly no disappointment.....which leads us to the number three artist - Michael E & Jirka. Michael has been a major artist in the chillout genre. His work is well respected by his peers and fans alike. His journey this time around take on some World music influences, accompanied by a protege, Jirka.
Needless to say, an impressive top three, if I do say so myself!
But that's not all, as the artists taking up the rest of the chart are no slouches themselves - Vladi Strecker, Weathertunes, Stephanie Sante, Phigroa, and Sade!!!!
Added to the this, we have a new track from the multi-talented Alex Cortiz bubbling under this week. From house to chill, he excels in all electronic genres. Added to the station's rotation is the opening track from his new album Going Deeper, The Wondrous World of 6 AM.
All in all, some great new music, mixed in with the usual roster of jazz and chill artists. Thank you so much for tuning in.
Alright....the chart....here we go!