Sunday, April 22, 2018

Cocktail Nation 485 Comedy of Pat Cooper

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.

Time for another laugh again with our monthly classic comedy segment back on the show. This week, the comedy of Pat Cooper on the radio.  And what do you think about reincarnation? A story that might surprise you.


Tiki Delights - Swank 
Nutty - Purple Panther
Jackie Gleason - My Devotion 
Gene Rains - Strange Cargo 
Beige Adair - Let's Fall In Love
Barbara Levy Daniels - It's The Talk Of The Town 
James Morrison - Nice and Easy 
Paul Desmond - Lady In Cement
Virginia Schenck - Midnight 
Sun Stolen Idols - Brigitte 
Project Pimento - Quiet Village 
Story Morton Stevens - Hawaii Five-O 
Machiniso Percusso - Frenzy 
Oscar Peterson Trio - The Tender Trap
David Carbonara - A Girl Can Dream


Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Top Ten - week ending 21 April 2018


Welcome to The Top Ten!

I’m feeling good this morning, since it seems Spring has finally sprung in my area. With a forecast of sunshine and double digit temperatures (finally), it seems we are saying goodbye to the cold for awhile.

Lots of new music to accompany that sunshine, as we roll out another weekly chart. Once again, Michael e & Jirka have a stronghold on the top spot, as their world chill sounds have struck a chord with listeners.  My Francophone friend, Sambox, takes over the second spot, and Vladi Strecker’s Morning Beach bumps up to position number three. Sade’s Flower of the Universe gains ground, as it comes in a number four.

Lots of movement this week with a couple of Bubbling Under tracks making the leap – Alex Cortiz’s opening track from his new one, The Wondrous World of 6 AM. (I think we’ve all been there and know how wondrous that can really be.) Culling from the jazz world this week, we find Norma’s Girl, the advance track from the Steve Gadd Band’s new album, coming in at number ten.

Filling in that empty Bubbling Under Space are some wonderful new tracks. As we lose Stephanie Sante’s Afterglow from the Top Ten, she surprises us with another new song, Shine on Me, from a new album from her! Received some wonderful new music from Cosmetiq, in the name of Paul Blackford. His chillhop track, The Bento Box Beat, is a welcome addition to the station. We also have a B-side, from a new jazz release from her single, Kofi Nomad. It’s a breezy, summer-loving skat called Amalfi. I think you’ll love it.  Sometimes the B-side can be just as good as the A-side.

Keep listening for other new tracks, which we’ll talk about in the coming weeks.

Thanks for supporting the artists and the station. You keep the music alive.

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under


Sunday, April 15, 2018

Cocktail Nation 484 The Most Dangerous Thing

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.

Kramer is back in the Penthouse this week with some movie suggestions for your Saturday night classic movie festivities. I've also got some exciting news of some new releases.


Jimmy Psycho - Holiday In Cambodia
Narco Lounge Combo - My Night With Sinatra
Miles Davis - Moon Dreams
Billy Jones - The Call
Les Baxter - The Other Side Of The Moon
The Sharps - Caravan
Joey Altruda - The Knock Around
Jet Set SWE - The Man From Thrush
Lea Delaria - Cool
Jerry Costanzo - Penthouse Serenade
Waitiki - China Fan
Skip Heller - Watch Us Burn
Kava Kon - Pacifica 66
Hans Karl - Blue Scooter
Johnny Mandel - Letter Writing Sequence


Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Top Ten - week ending 14 April 2018




Welcome to the weekend!

Hopefully, the sun is shining and the flowers are blooming where you are. Here, we are still experiencing temperatures a few degrees below normal. Argh! I want Spring! They are, however, predicting we will go straight to Summer, almost overnight. I’m not holding my breath.

Needless to say, we can FEEL like true Spring is upon us, listening to some warm sounds here at This is Lounge.

Besides the wonderful new music in the Top Ten, our regular programming exudes a calm, relaxing tone that is not only stress-reducing, but downright romantic.

Artists like Sambox, Phigroa, Michael e, and Stephanie Sante all wear their hearts in their music. Your support as listeners are truly appreciated.

Speaking of those artists, we see this week that Michael e & Jirka have moved into the top spot, knocking Saib. down a notch to number two, as Sambox slides into number three.

Some new music added to the playlist this week include the single from Stephanie Sante’s new release. Entitled Shine on Me, it is another beautifully chilled piece of music I just know your going to love.

The advance release track from the new Steve Gadd Band album, Norma’s Girl, joins Alex Cortiz in the Bubbling Under group. Tune in to hear these, and all the Top Ten tracks throughout the day and night.

One last thing, the rumors that iTunes will be phasing out the download ability of their songs has really got the DJ community up in arms….and I’m sure, the artists themselves. There has been plenty of rants written about the measly remunerations receive by the artists from Apple for streaming. If they do eliminate purchases, then it is imperative to purchase direct from the artist, through Bandcamp, or their website. I guess we shall have to wait and see if the backlash will do anything to change Apple’s minds. Until then, continue to download.

Thanks, and….

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under





Sunday, April 8, 2018

Cocktail Nation 483 John Eric Booth

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.

I've got a new artist to introduce to you this week: a man by the name of John Eric Booth. Also this week, the passings of two greats - one of the vintage scene and a famous musician. We find some great events for you to attend in our World Of Swank Gig Guide and read out some emails via Dear Koop.

Joey Altruda - Electro Vox Rhumba
Daniel Pemberton - Mission Rome
John Eric Booth - Girl Talk
Dave Pell Octet - You
Buddy Greco - You Don’t Have To Say You Love Me
Jimmy Psycho - One Step Beyond
Out Of Abingdon - Two Buttons
Piero Piccioni - Keep Running
Audrey Morris - April Fool
Hans Karl - The Golden Frame
Christopher De Groot - Jungle Assassin
Tony Bennett - With Plenty Of Money and You
Henry Mancini - Alright, Okay, You Win
Sammy Davis Jr - Too Close For Comfort
Ixtahuele - Temple Of The Snake God
Chet Baker - It’s Always You
Bobby Darin - Feeling Good


Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Top Ten - week ending 7 April 2018


Welcome to Saturday!

The sounds of Spring continue to influence our daily lives. The anticipation of the scents and sounds excites ones psyche, releasing those ever-so-positive endorphins that make us so happy.

Yes, sounds do play a major part in out happy outlook. We all know that hearing a song from the past can trigger fond memories of past loves, or experiences. We at This is Lounge are well aware of this, since programmed between the ambient and chillout tracks are the occasional "blasts from the past" aimed at the listener who will react with a "oh yeah, I remember this" thought.

 This week, Saib., who utilizes samples and spoken word from the past, brings out that warm feeling when I listen to Archipelago....so very nice. 

The very diverse artistry of Michael e & Jirka and Vladi Strecker round out the top three this week, as Sambox slips to fourth.

Bringing a little more jazz to The Top Ten, be sure to listen for a track from the new album from the Steve Gadd Band, entitled Norma's Girl

I appreciate you lending your ears to our playlist. We're here for you 24/7, anytime you just want to push "play" and relax.

Thanks for supporting our artists. Please use the links below, or visit your favorite download store.

Enjoy.

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under






Sunday, April 1, 2018

Cocktail Nation 482 Spyvibe - Danger: Diabolik

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 man with the spy intel is back with us this week. Jason Whiton from Spyvibe.com and this week's movie he has for us is from 1968 - Danger Diabolik. We also look at the World of Swank gig guide and Dear Koop.

Nutty - Purple Panther
Tiki Lounge Crew - Hipster Lair
Bobby Hackett - Oh Boy
Joey Altruda - Riley's Theme
Nathaniel - Sweetheart
Stan Kenton - A Lot Of Livin To Do
Kent Miller - Dexterity
Henry Mancini - Playboys Theme
Laura Ainsworth - Last Train To Mercerville
Frank Bennett - Creep
Rachel Caswell - De Dah
Royal Crown Review - Swingin All Day
Robert Delgado - Hawaii Five O