Guido's Lounge Cafe
Guido's Lounge Cafe welcomes you every Sunday at 18.00 for an hour of chill and relax. With different styles of music and the occasional guest performance.
The Man behind the Cafe:
My name is Guido van der Meulen, and married to my beautiful wife Astrid and I
live in the Netherlands in a small town called Geleen.
My love for Lounge Music started about 12 years ago, during a vacation on the island of Bali.
While I was there, I bought a Chill-out CD in one of the local Balinese markets and to this day, I still remember the warmth of the morning sun as I sat by the sea and listened to the CD and discovered the Genre of Chill out for the first time!
As I listened, the music that came from my laptop put me in such a beautiful place emotionally that I felt compelled to discover more. I had never felt that peaceful before and for sure, it was a life-changing moment.
The inner peace that I experienced at that moment was so moving that I had to head back to the market to find more of this music. When I arrived home from the vacation, I had 20 albums in my suitcase.
That one moment was so inspirational! It gave my life a new direction and now I spend my days putting together the kind of Chill-out and Down-tempo compilations that inspired me so much all those years ago. Every time I start a new mix, my mind goes back to that morning in Bali, the morning that started it all!
And now, thanks to this love of Lounge music, I have many friends throughout the world that find themselves inspired in similar ways (artists, producers, record labels etc.) and I also have a great time running my virtual (Guido’s) Lounge Cafe on Face Book. The popularity of the page is growing rapidly and every day I discover new friends!
Guido van der Meulen