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Summers wrapping up (in this hemisphere anyway) up and I've been meaning to start this thread. In the last few years I've found I have a real sweet spot for very organic and lush sounding exotica and lounge music from the 50s and 60s (Les Baxter, Arthur Lyman, Martin Denny, and many others) and more specifically music that samples it. It's easy for me to hear but it's a bit tricky to pin it down to a certain label or movement, it's a bit hit-or-miss in terms of quality. These are currently active artists nailing the sound: http://youtu.be/yZAqL-lgg38 http://youtu.be/DZz9W2nCIF0 90s era, in particular The Gentle People, reference 50s and 60s exotica and lounge. There was a big revival of the music along with Tiki culture as highlighted by the popularity of the Ultra-Lounge compilations: Certain shibuya-kei bands evoke exotica and lounge too: Anyone else have any recommendations? I'm not looking for the array of late 90s trip-hop and downtempo, recent chillwave and garage rock, or the vast array of mediocre chillout music often played in bars and resturants. I'm looking for stuff that utilizes a lot more pluderphonics and found sound sampling, or very "authentic" sounding vintage equipment.