Electro Lounge Playlist | Jan. 13

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The Electro Lounge is back and rolling out weekly dreamscapes — an eclectic hour of chillout, downtempo cuts every Saturday at 10 p.m. on WJCT News 89.9. Here’s what host David Luckin played on the January 13 episode. De-Phazz & STÜBA philharmonie – “Sabbatical“ So you’ve got that favorite album from one of your favorite bands. And now they’ve gone …

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New Music Shows | JME Takes Over Saturday Nights on WJCT News 89.9

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The Jacksonville Music Experience will launch a new evening of music programming beginning Saturday, January 6 on WJCT News 89.9. Drawing on JME‘s roster of music contributors, and the music currently in rotation on WJCT’s new-music discovery station the Independent 89.9 HD4, JME Saturday Nights includes three new music shows. Beginning at 8 p.m., the Jax Music Hour puts the …

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Playlist | Summer in the Electro Lounge

Chillout! There's a new mix of downtempo, nu jazz, reggae and more

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There’s been a handful of requests for a new Electro Lounge playlist, so here we go: A summer-themed mix of past, present and future music, featuring downtempo, nu jazz, reggae and more, spanning the decades from Robert Glasper to Miles Davis, with chill cuts from French artist St Germain, Slovenian duo Zalagasper and Jamaican singer-songwriter Cocoa Tea. I’ve also got …

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New Mix | A musical journey from the Electro Lounge to parts unknown

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The Electro Lounge lets Bogie and Bacall and Minus 8 take us to “Elysian Fields.” Then Slow Train Soul brings us back to earth “Naturally,” Mo‘ Horizons –– the DJ duo from Hannover Germany –– play their special brand of downtempo trip hop with “Soho Vibes.” And Curtis Harding sings “I Won’t Let You Down.” Plus there’s lots of fresh nu jazz, lounge and independent music, as well as classic Electro Lounge staples to enjoy –– …

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Crate Diggin’ | Re: Reissues

The JME team proudly explores the least pretentious of music purchases: the vinyl reissue.

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Original pressings. You know, those sonic talismans capable of bestowing impenetrable cool on whomever has the (substantial) means to remove them from whence they are displayed –– proudly on a shelf behind the counter at most record stores. But, as a wise man once said: Cool is for corpses. Or, in this case, record collectors with disposable income.  For most crate …

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New Mix | Soulful bliss and downtempo grooves in the Electro Lounge

A new mix of tunes from Karminsky Experience Inc., Marvin Gaye, Curtis Harding, Hil St Soul, JAFFA and more

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Looking for an escape? The Electro Lounge has your Departure ticket –– a new mix of ultra-chill tunes. Featured on this week’s playlist: New Age UK duo Karminsky Experience Inc., Marvin Gaye, Curtis Harding, UK singer Hil St Soul, James Bright, electronic duo Blank & Jones with mezzo-soprano Rachel Lloyd, JAFFA and more. We’ll keep things interesting with cuts from …

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Fresh Rotation | 3 new songs we really like

Lucy Dacus, Evan J Cartwright and Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton

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Each and every week the JME team handpicks the juiciest new tunes from local, regional, national and international artists to concoct the tasty, tall-glass-of-a-listening-experience that is our Fresh Squeeze playlist. Each song is chosen with intention. And so we often feel like they are worthy of a broader discussion (or at least a bit of context). Here are three new songs …

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Get More ‘Get Back’ | What we learned from the new Beatles documentary

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If you’re a fan of The Beatles or even just a regular user of social media, you’ve probably heard the buzz around the new documentary The Beatles: Get Back.  Director Peter Jackson pored over more than 60 hours of footage and exponentially more hours of audio, all of which was originally captured for Let It Be, the documentary that chronicled …

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Listen | New Electro Lounge playlist is a potpourri of tasty treats

Something new, something uplifting and something modern for the first week of December

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The latest Electro Lounge playlist is a potpourri of tasty treats. With something new, something to lift you up, something modern, and much more in between, Electro Lounge is as eclectic as ever this week. If you are not hip to Danish artist The Swan And The Lake, consider “Stuck On You” your introduction. You’ve likely heard of Nick Hakim––the …

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After Get Back | What happened to The Beatles after that rooftop concert?

Dig deeper on the new Beatles documentary on WJCT 89.9FM

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If you’re a Beatles fan or even just a regular user of social media, you’ve probably heard the buzz around the new documentary The Beatles: Get Back.  Over the course of more than eight hours, Peter Jackson’s film documents the tumult, joy and creative breakthroughs as The Beatles worked their way through the recording of Let It Be and plotted …

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Neil Young’s mythical 1970 Carnegie Hall Performance Gets the Vinyl Treatment

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By the time he got to Carnegie Hall in 1970, Neil Young was in rare form. Two years removed from his departure from Buffalo Springfield and just months after adding his voice to the soon-to-be-released Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young debut, Deja Vu, Young was arguably at the height of his singing and songwriting prowess, having just released another seminal …

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Listen | New Electro Lounge Radio playlist

Chill out, relax and get inspired

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From Bossasonic’s remake of The Supreme’s “You Can’t Hurry Love” to some astral traveling with German electronic-duo VARGO, JME’s newest Electro Lounge Radio playlist is painted with fall colors. An always eclectic mix, this month’s ELR playlist features chill, down-tempo, reggae and more from Down To The Bone, Nicola Conte, DF TRAM and plenty of others. Listen to a hand-selected …

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Listen | Electro Lounge Radio goes all jazz for Jazz Fest weekend

48 hours of jazz on 89.9 HD4, the WJCT app and streaming online

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The JME team has been digging in on jazz in anticipation of this year’s Jacksonville Jazz Festival. Things have changed since ‘81, sure. But the yearly festival continues to mark a week in which Jax feels very much like a jazz city.  Truly Jacksonville’s jazz-cup overfloweth this weekend, as WJCT station manager and JME contributor David Luckin has curated 48-hours …

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What Makes a Summer Song?

David Luckin on curating the new Summer Songs mix on Anthology

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If, like me, you threw on WJCT’s Anthology station over the Fourth of July holiday, you were likely delighted by what you heard. Especially if, like me, you were on the beach when you did so.  Breezy, ultra vibe-y, Anthology’s new Summer Songs playlist (playing on 89.9 HD3 and the WJCT App) is a mix of more than 1300 songs …

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First Coast Connect

Economic Forecast for 2014 Jacksonville’s “Search for Identity” New Music with Electro Lounge Host David Luckin Around Town with Kerry Speckman