Monday, October 16, 2017

Cocktail Nation 467 Vote 4 Bob Crane

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.

It’s amazing what you can find in the world of podcasts...how about one about Bob Crane....we’ll bring that to you tonight.


Out Of Abingdon - Change It
Tiki Lounge Crew - Martini Sunset
Don Ralke - Love Is Here To Stay
Christopher De Groot - Gunshot Cha Cha Cha
Bill Evans - Walking Up
Julie London - You Stepped Out Of A Dream
Henry Mancini - Windmlls Of Your Mind
Bob Ferrell - Don’t Go To Strangers
Alien Fashion Show - Cool Thing
James Spencer - Quiet Village
George Shearing - September In The Rain
Nutty - Rhumba With The Devil
Si Zentner - James Bond Theme


Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Top Ten - week ending 14 October 2017



Welcome back to another weekend!

As we prepare for the coming of Autumn and all the lovely colours that it brings, it's nice to know that This is Lounge is there for your fireside relaxation times. Nothing like adding a little chill to the chill! 

We've had a wonderful week here, despite the temperature drop by 15 degrees almost overnight. But this weekend looks promising with a mostly sunny forecast. 

On to the Top Ten now..... Looks like the chillout sounds of Christopher Goze remain "atop the leader board", followed by Cigarettes After Sex (who put on a wonderful show here the other night - check out the review.) Phigroa rounds things out in third.

Looking father down the list, the chillhop sounds of .anxious. climb into fifth position, behind Lana Del Rey's Heroin.

Actress/musician/daughter of Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, gives us the title track from her new album, Rest, settling in at number eight. We have some new chillout sounds from Five Seasons, as they also make the jump from Bubbling Under into the number ten spot.

Released earlier this week was a beautiful new track from Phigroa, called Headed Home. If you've been paying attention, it's being slowly introduced into rotation. No doubt it will be on the chart in no time. 

Thank you so much for all your support - especially those financial ones. Like what you hear? Help support the station with a donation on a credit card through PayPal. Financially supporting the artists is certainly appreciated, as well. Through Bandcamp, iTunes, Beatport,....or your favourite download store.

Enjoy your weekend, and keep those comments and votes coming through on the website.

Stay chilled.


Sunday, October 8, 2017

Cocktail Nation 466 Another Story

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.

Some new music this week from Brisbane lounge band, Out Off Abingdon. (As a bonus, check out another new track from them below.)We also take a look at the passing of Playboy's Hugh Hefner and we look at some JFK files that are due to be released.

Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited - Night Of The Jaguar
Tiki Torches - Miserlou
Out Of Abingdon - What Kind Of Life
Lynn Stanley - How Insensitive
Hugo Montenegro - Malaguena
Henry Mancini - Playboy's Theme
Bob Ferrell - Yardbird Suite
Jet Set SWE - Music To Watch Girls By
Alex Khaskin - Austen Powers
Roland Remington - M’gambo Mambo
David Rose - The Runaway
June Christy - The Merriest
Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica - Frenesi





Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Top Ten - week ending 7 October 2017


Welcome back to the weekend!

As the chill in the air reminds us that Autumn is soon upon us, not to mention the creatures of the Halloween night, our chillout thoughts may turn to cozy rooms complete with a burning fireplace, and a big comfy couch. 

Stay tuned to the smooth sounds of This is Lounge to welcome the new season.

This week finds Christopher Goze climbing into the top spot as Lana Del Rey slips into second. 

Phigroa, Hudson, and Halberd drop down slightly as a new Leonard Cohen cover from Bria Skonberg makes the leap from Bubbling Under.

Thanks to everyone who has taken the time to visit the website and place their vote for their fave Top Ten track. If you are a new listener, head on over to www.thisislounge.com, and scroll down to the poll to place your vote. Totally easy! Totally anonymous! Let me know what you like!

A big thank you for all the support you've given to the station and the artists. It is truly appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Cocktail Nation 465 - This Retro Life

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 found a cool retro podcast to enjoy, so we will have a chat with Kia Handley, the host of This Retro Life. And in Swank Advice, we talk icebreakers for the holiday season.


Left Arm Of Buddha - A Monkey's Affair
Rebecca Angel - Jet Samba
Benny Carter and Oscar Peterson - Imagination
Black Olive Jazz - A Night In Tunisia
Neal Hefti - Cherry Point
Henry Mancini - Young Love
David Carbonara - Twenty Third Floor
Alex Khaskin - Mister Bond
Johnny Mandel - Nightmare Sequence
Bobby Group - I Can’t Get Started
John Coltrane - Afro Blue
Machiniso - Percusso Frenzy


Saturday, September 30, 2017

The Top Ten - week ending 30 September 2017


Welcome back, my fellow loungers!

Has the Summer heat finally dissipated from where you are? Perhaps, unless you are one of those lucky listeners in Australia just getting ready for your Summer to begin.

As we continue to be your soundtrack to the sun, let me welcome any new listeners that are just beginning to tune in. I urge you to visit our website at www.thisislounge.com and cast your vote for your favourite Top Ten track. 

As you may have noticed "lounge" encompasses many things. Our new number one this week is alternative artist Lana Del Rey, with a track from her new album. Phigroa, in number two, is a chilled jazz musician. Cigarettes After Sex, at number three, is considered an ambient pop group. They are from diverse genres but they all blend together here to give a smooth, chilled vibe along with the rest of the artists we play. It's not all chill. It's not all jazz. It's our kind of lounge, and I'm so glad that you're enjoying the mix.

New releases include Charlotte Gainsbourg's title track from her upcoming album, the classic chill of Polished Chrome, the jazzy, swing pop of Matt Bianco, the chillhop vibe of Halberd, the hardcore jazz of Hudson, and a chillout remix from alt-rockers Portugal, The Man.

Thanks for listening and supporting the station and the variety of artists we play. It is very much appreciated. 

Stay chilled.


Bubbling Under







Sunday, September 24, 2017

Cocktail Nation 464 Spyvibe: the Ipcress File

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.

Talking Spy's this week with a very cool film called The Ipcress File with out spy expert from spyvibe.com, Jason Whiton. There's also swank advice on the importance of returning calls and emails.

Swingerhead - She Could Be A Spy

Tikiyaki Orchestra - Song Of Delilah
John Barry - A Man Alone
Jimmy Psycho - Thunderbirds
Alika Lyman Group - Crude
Mary Stallings -The Thrill Is Gone
John Barry - On Her Majesty's Secret Service 
Henry Mancini - Session At Pete’s Pad
Ixtahuele - Mareld
Brent Laidler - Not Just Another Waltz
Tiki Delights - Fashionably Late
Anita O’Day - You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To
Clouseaux - Lost Lagoon