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by Rachel Devitt

July 26, 2012

Radio: Global Lounge

by Rachel Devitt  |  July 26, 2012

Do you have a caipirinha in your hand? No? Some sort of frosty vodka drink at least? If not, you'll want one at the ready when you turn on this chic little radio station. On the cosmopolitan cuts you'll find on Global Lounge, winsome vocalists purr in your ear in disparate languages, cool electronic dance beats mingle with rhythms and meters drawn from world folk and traditional musics, and everything's coated in a sheen as icy-cool as that mojito we're betting you wish you had right about now. Let the likes of Brazilian neo-bossa queen Bebel Gilberto, globetrotting DJs like Cheb I Sabbah and Diplo, French electro-pop chanteuse Keren Ann, and more whisk you away to exotic locales and imaginary clubs that (let's face it) none of us are probably actually cool enough to get into.

But hey, Global Lounge isn't so much a radio station as a self-fulfilling prophecy that creates that which it names -- a chic, cosmopolitan club of your very own, right in your living room (or cubicle)! Or, to put it another way, if you play it, they will come.

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