Today’s Wednesday Morning Playlist is – GrooveSalad.

Years ago, well still now, GrooveSalad on SomaFM was/is used as background music while working.

I was freelancing and one company, let me use their offices to do my work, since most of the work I did was for them. We were about six in the office, with pretty much the same music style, but often would like to listen to something else. So we hunted around through our CD’s and various radio stations both on and off line.

Our CD library quickly got worn thin, commercial radio stations quickly got dismissed, because of the advertising that drove you madder than a Hatter and the repeated play list on never ending loops.

I can’t remember who found SomaFM first, I think that I had a play at home – because of the funny name – and told the others in the office to give it ago. This was back in “hay day” of winamp* and SHOUTcast streaming radio, hundreds of random radio stations – from commercial streams to some random Joe playing his favourite tracks from home. Heck, I even had a go with a “radio station” :)

Yes, there are ads on SomaFM, but they are not on repeat every 2-3 tracks and is only about SomaFM. The music playing on GrooveSalad – as SomaFM describes it – “A nicely chilled plate of ambient/downtempo beats and grooves”. Fitted our work flow, when we just need to get the job done and some music that didn’t disturb you when you tried to concentrate or were on the phone.

Sometimes we ventured into the other stations on SomaFM like:

Illinois Street Lounge: Classic bachelor pad, playful exotica and vintage music of tomorrow. Secret Agent: The soundtrack for your stylish, mysterious, dangerous life. For Spies and PIs too! Suburbs of Goa: Desi-influenced Asian world beats and beyond.

But it was always GrooveSalad we returned to, of the many radio stations, 25 I think, on SomaFM – There is literately any style you fancy.

*winamp – still haven’t found a music player that is as good as you were.