Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Top Ten - week ending 19 August 2017


Welcome back, my fellow loungers!

As the summer continues for a little while longer, I hope you are all taking advantage of the sunshine. Is it just me, or has the Summer gone by too quickly? It always seems that we try to cram in so much fun in the few short months of Summer that we don't take the time to relax as much as we would like to.

Not to despair, we enjoy it while we can. As I play tourist in my province, it's a wonderful time - enjoying all the sights and sounds that go with it. 

....and what sounds! 

Cool jazz and warm breezes......chilled vibes and hot sun......

This is Lounge is all that and more. Thanks for tuning in. Let's get right to the Top Ten this week.

Well, Hudson continues to maintain it's number one position, with Portugal, The Man taking an enexpected step back up to number two.  Coffee-drinking chillhop artist, Halberd, slides into number three, followed by NY guitarist Phigroa in the fourth position.

Newcomer Polished Chrome moves up a couple of spots to number eight, as his long-awaited new chillout garners more fans as well as airplay.

Thanks for all your support. Thanks for voting for your fave track at www.thisislounge.com. Be sure to support the artists here by clicking on the links or by visiting your favourite download store.

Stay chilled.






Monday, August 14, 2017

Cocktail Nation 458 The Zookeepers Wife

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.

There is nothing like a good period movie, so this week my movie reviewer Rusty stops by to talk about a new WW2 movie called The Zookeepers Wife. There's Swank Advice on dealing with people who are always right, and a new release you need to get your hands on.


Bobby Troup - Free And Easy
Wil Davis Trio - That Old Devil Moon
Tiki torches - Kava Kons Palace Of The Tiger Women
Creepxotica - Progxotica
Stacey Kent - Waiter O Waiter
Dr Samuel J Hoffman - Moon Moods
Octobop - Walkin Shoes
Sally Street - Gee Baby Ain’t I Good To You
Alex Khaskin - Bond The Spy
John Barry - Underground Lair
Gerry Mulligan - This Can’t Be Love
Joey Altruda - Remembering Jobim







Saturday, August 12, 2017

The Top Ten - week ending 12 August 2017


Welcome back, my fellow loungers!

Apologies for the posting so late in the day (or evening).  I've been busy enjoying the Summer and hosting my daughter's visit and playing tourist in my home. 

I know that this is not the time of year one should be on the computer, so I shall be brief.

Once again, Hudson remain atop the leaderboard, followed by chillhop artist, Seneca B. Our other two previous number ones - Portugal, The Man and Alex Cortiz slip down to numbers three and four respectively. An exquisite top four, if I do say so myself.

Phigroa continues his ascendance as Sambox continues to hold his position, sitting at number seven.

Big news this week is the long-awaited release of the new Polished Chrome album, Happiness. As promised last week, new music in the form of Dreamland leapfrogs Bubbling Under status to go right to number ten. The album is not a disappointment as they bring their electronic chill sound to the world. Be sure to check it out!

I said this would be brief. So click on the links for your fave and buy a download or two. Head on over to www.thisislounge.com to cast your vote for your fave. Your financial support throught the donation button would be truly appreciated, as is your artist support.

So, get off your phone or your computer and go enjoy some Summer (or Winter if you are in Brasil or Australia), along with some chilled tunes.

Thanks for tuning in.

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Cocktail Nation 457 Korla

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.


The mysterious Korla Pandit is back in the news with a new documentary. So prepare yourself as we reveal Korla’s secrets to you. Also, Swank Advice on avoiding conflict on social media.

Frank Bennett - Creep
Hugo Montenegro - James Bond Theme
Korla Pandit - Strange Enchantment
Arthur Lyman - Voodoo Dreams
Out Islanders - Return To Paradise
Brent Laidler - Law Of Attraction
Tiki Delights - Cosmolitan
Bib Bad Voodoo Daddy - Cruel Spell
Frank Sinatra - Ring a Ding Ding
John Barry - Thunderball
Nat King Cole - What Is There To Say
Stanley Turrentine - Blue Riff
Combustible Edison - The Veldt



Saturday, August 5, 2017

The Top Ten - week ending 5 August 2017


Happy Saturday!

As Europe lives through a stifling heat wave, I hope everyone over there is staying chilled. Like every lounger, we are water people - drawn to it, ingest it, and swim in it. So find a pool, a lake, a river, or a sea and stay hydrated inside and out. If you are in a wifi location, be sure to tune us in on your favourite mobile app.

Today is a special day for me, as my daughter arrives for a vacation. This, of course, means it's time to play tourist in my own country as we spend some time around our province. 

I will certainly make sure that the music doesn't stop, as I take a little vacation time. I want to listen just as much as you do.

Speaking of the music, you may have notice some minor shifts this week. Hudson, the powerhouse jazz supergroup, finally knocked Portugal, The Man from the top spot. Congtratulations!

Seneca B and Halberd rise up as their Chillhop sounds are being enjoyed by more and more. Sambox continues to remain, slowly dropping by one position.

Looking forward to the new Polished Chrome release that came out yesterday. It's their first in a few years, so I'm sure that I'm not the only one looking forward to some new sounds from these guys. I'm sure there will be some new music from them on the station very shortly.

So, until next week, thank you for supporting the artists AND the station. Financially, your download purchases and station donations truly keep the music flowing.

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under



Sunday, July 30, 2017

Cocktail Nation 456 Bachelor Pad Magazine

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.

A rather historic interview this week on the show as radio show rival Jason Croft joins me to talk about the 10th Anniversary of Bachelor Pad Magazine. Then, it’s off to the movies as we take a look at the new film Dunkirk and Swank Advice about the "Ding"!

Bobby Darin - That’s All
Jim Beuing - What If I Told You
Cy Coleman - Playboy's Theme
Art Pepper - What Is This Thing Called Love
Christopher DeGroot - Gunshot Cha Cha Cha
Acca Daiquiris - Cocaine
Elmer Bernstein - Staccattos Theme
Frank Hunter and His Orchestra - Zimbah
Ellen La Fern - When Sunny Gets Blue
Dave Brubeck - Take Five
Frankie Laine - I Got It Bad 
Frank Bennett - Would I Lie To You


Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Top Ten - week ending 29 July 2017


Happy Saturday!!

The weekend is finally upon us. It's also the end of the month. To all of you working in an office and scrambling to finish your "month-end", take this time for a breather. Enjoy a beach...a park...a backyard patio. Wherever you can find a peaceful space. You'll be all refreshed for the last day of the month on Monday!

As we prepare for what is typically the hottest month in many parts of Europe, and many other parts of the world for that matter, don't forget to stay chilled and hydrated. 

Congrats to Portugal, The Man for retaining the number one position this week! Alex Cortiz and Bria Skonberg continue to swap positions, as these top three songs vie for the songs of the Summer 2017!

The three John's (DeJohnette, Medeski, and Scofield) along with bassist Larry Grenadier, collectively known as Hudson, settle in nicely into fourth with their cover of Woodstock

Sambox remains in the middle of the pack, continuing his position in the playlist rotation. Lofi/chillhop artist, halberd, continues to make fans as his shy request for Coffee On The Beach touches the hearts of all of you.

Phigroa makes the jump from Bubbling Under with another track from his wonderful Easy Does It EP. 

We all have a soft spot for Lana Del Rey here, so you just know that we had to decide on a track to play from her new album. That being said, we have settled on Heroin, an interesting track no less. What do you think? Let me know.

If you have any comments, please pass them along through the website at www.thisislounge.com - even if it's just to say "hi" and tell me where you're listening from. Music is universal, and it's a delight when I hear someone across the world share in the choices played on the station.

Thanks for supporting the station and the artists. By the way, stay tuned for some Summer swag to be announced soon. 

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under

Lana Del Rey - Heroin