Dave’s Lounge Podcast claims that it is “podcasting the best in chillout, trip hop, and downtempto electronic music” and if the show’s Itunes ratings are any indicator, it is delivering on that statement. Each show starts off with an inspirational quote about music and then dives into a very mellow mix of low-bpm electronica and dubstep tunes that would be great after a stressful day of work, but perhaps a little too chilled-out for a boring day at the office. The show’s host, known simply as Dave, isn’t much for ramblings, but his smooth voice introduces each track and offers the occasional “light talk” about a specific album, artist. The host even sometimes ventures so far as to talk about his own interests such as Blues Dance.
The songs themselves are longer than the typical listener may be used to, but are very accurately described as “Lounge Music”. They vary from slow and repetitive and minimalist to containing full lyrics and having more of an upbeat hip-hop flavor. All the artists are lesser-known and independent. Each 45-minute episode features eight unique tracks and follows a very freeform program with the exception of the occasional feature episode. Past specials include a 5th anniversary episode, artist features, and an extended best of the year episode.