By all accounts, it’s a small but feisty Internet-only radio station that broadcasts out to the world from a small studio in Hollywood, Calif., and provides a growing international listenership with a fresh alternative to the rapidly depleting appeal of terrestrial and satellite radio.
What the listener hears upon tuning into LuxuriaMusic (luxuriamusic.com) is a meticulously curated mixture of musical genres that make up the station’s eclectic alchemy. Since its inception in 2000, LuxuriaMusic’s earliest and most avid adopters have been people who possess a high level of pop-culture consciousness, especially about ’50s-through ’70s music and entertainment. Such folks also form the basis of the station’s air staff: a diverse, super-knowledgeable group of music enthusiasts and professionals who curate the various genres that comprise LuxuriaMusic’s eclectic alchemy.
Surf Music, Bossa Nova, Exotica, Space-Age Bachelor Pad, Jazz, Soft-Psych, Sunshine Pop, Wall of Sound, Latin, Go-Go, and Film & TV music of the past 50 years are expertly distilled and blended in order to concoct the “highly intoxicating and sometimes hallucinatory” LuxuriaMusic Sound. Somehow, in this context, it all makes sense.