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Downtempo (or Downbeat) is a laid-back electronic music style similar to Ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove unlike the beatless forms of Ambient music. The beat is sometimes made from loops that have a hypnotic feeling. Sometimes the beats are more complicated and more featured instead of being in the background, but even then they are usually less intense than other kinds of electronic music like Trance. Often the name chill out music is used to refer to songs demonstrative of the genre, but those names also refer to other styles of music, and downtempo encompasses a wider variety of styles than those terms alone would indicate. Another related genre is Trip-hop, though Downtempo usually uses slower BPMs than Trip-hop. For other uses, see Electronic music (disambiguation). ... Ambient music refers to a kind of music that envelops the listener without drawing attention to itself [1] // The term ambient music was first coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s to refer to music that can be either actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending... Rhythm (Greek = flow, or in Modern Greek, style) is the variation of the length and accentuation of a series of sounds or other events. ... In popular music groove, used in the sense of rhythm, is a term for metre and its embellishment by a rhythm section. ... In music, the term loop describes a finite element of sound which is repeated by technical means (i. ... Hypnotic drugs are a class of drugs that induce sleep, used in the treatment of severe insomnia. ... Trance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... chill out redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... BPM can mean: beats per minute Business Process Management Business Process Modeling Business Performance Management This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page—a list of articles associated with the same title. ...

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History

The 1990s brought on a wave of slower paced music which was played throughout chillout rooms - the relaxation sections of the clubs or dedicated sections at electronic music events. Downtempo music started to surface around in Ibiza, when DJs and Promoters would bring down the vibe with slower rhythm and gentler electronic music upon approaching sunrise. In 1994, Trip Hop emerged from Bristol, which combined elements of hip hop beats, drum and bass breaks, and ambient atmospheres at a lower tempo. At the end of 1990s a more melodic instrumental electronica incorporating acoustic sounds with electronic styles emerged under its own umbrella name of downtempo. [1] “Ebusus” redirects here. ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ... This article is about the English city. ... Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Ambient music refers to a kind of music that envelops the listener without drawing attention to itself [1] // The term ambient music was first coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s to refer to music that can be either actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ...


In the late 90's, the Austrian duo Kruder & Dorfmeister popularized the style with their downtempo remixes of pop, hip-hop, and drum and bass tracks with influences of the 70's soul jazz. The British Steve Cobby and Dave McSherry, producing under the name Fila Brazillia, released a handful of downtempo, electronica and ambient techno albums that propelled the style further. While the Washington, D.C. locals Eric Hilton and Rob Garza, better known as Thievery Corporation, have introduced the Brazilian sound into the style after discussing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, and enriched it further by combining elements of Jamaican dub and reggae.[2] Kruder & Dorfmeister, named after members Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, is an Austrian duo most known for their downtempo-dub remixes of pop, hip-hop, and drum and bass songs. ... Soul jazz was a development of hard bop which incorporated strong blues and gospel influences in music for small groups featuring keyboards, especially the Hammond organ. ... Steve Cobby UK musician, composer, DJ and producer. ... Fila Brazillia are a music group from Hull in North-East England. ... Electronica refers to a wide range of contemporary electronic music designed for a wide range of uses, including foreground listening, some forms of dancing, and background music for other activities; but unlike electronic dance music, is not specifically focused on the dance floor. ... Ambient music is a loosely defined musical genre that incorporates elements of a number of different styles - including jazz, electronic music, new age, rock and roll, modern classical music, reggae, traditional, world and even noise. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Thievery Corporation is a Washington DC–based production and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and their supporting artists. ... Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927 in Rio de Janeiro – December 8, 1994 in New York City), or Tom Jobim (as he is fondly known in his home country), was a Brazilian composer, arranger, singer, pianist/guitarist and one of the primary forces behind the creation... Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which developed in the early 1970s. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ...


Stylistic origins

The downtempo genre draws heavily on dub, hip hop, jazz, funk, soul, drum 'n' bass, ambient, bossa nova and pop and is often confused and/or mated with closely-related styles like IDM, trip hop, and acid jazz. [citation needed] Dub is a form of Jamaican music, which developed in the early 1970s. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Drum and bass (commonly abbreviated to d&b, DnB, dnb, dnb, drum n bass and drum & bass) is a type of electronic dance music also known as jungle. ... Ambient music refers to a kind of music that envelops the listener without drawing attention to itself [1] // The term ambient music was first coined by Brian Eno in the mid-1970s to refer to music that can be either actively listened to with attention or as easily ignored, depending... For other uses, see Bossa nova (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Intelligent dance music (commonly IDM) is a genre of electronic music derived from dance music of the 1980s and early 1990s which puts an emphasis on novel processing and sequencing. ... Trip hop (also known as the Bristol sound) is a term coined by United Kingdom dance magazine Mixmag, to describe a musical trend in the mid-1990s; trip hop is downtempo electronic music that grew out of Englands hip hop and house scenes. ... Acid jazz (sometimes groove jazz) is a musical genre that combines jazz influences with elements of soul music, funk, disco and hip hop. ...


Notable labels

  • tough chicks records (Germany)
  • Tru Thoughts (UK)
  • Pschent Music (France)

This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Ninja Tune is a London-based independent record label started in 1991 by DJs Matt Black and Jonathan More, better known as Coldcut, with a strong leaning towards Electronic, abstract hip-hop, instrumental hip hop, Nu-Jazz, drum and bass, and chillout music. ... Pork Recordings is a record label based in Hull, north-east England, that specialises in electronica, mostly in the downtempo or chill-out styles. ... Skipping Beats is an independant record label based in Cardiff, UK. // Y Diwygiad - The Reformation (2006) Mr Ronz - A War Of Nerves (2007) Y Diwygiad Mr Ronz Redfalls Novastatic Dom Coyote Domer List of record labels Skipping Beats website MySpace Categories: | ... Tru Thoughts is an independent record label. ...

Notable Artists

For the Japanese band, see Air (Japanese band). ... Amon Tobin performing live. ... Bonobo (real name Simon Green) is a British producer, composer, musician and DJ. // At 18, he moved to Brighton where he released his debut album Animal Magic on the Tru Thoughts label in 2000. ... Boozoo Bajou is a musical duo from Germany. ... The Cinematic Orchestra is a British-based jazz and electronic outfit, created in the late 1990s by Jason Swinscoe. ... Boards of Canada is a Scottish electronic music duo consisting of brothers Michael Sandison (born 10 June 1969) and Marcus Eoin Sandison (born 21 September 1970). ... Bowery Electric is a Manhattan-based dreampop duo. ... De Phazz is a downtempo jazz ensemble integrating modern turntablism and elements of soul, Latin, trip hop and drum and bass into a lounge music sound. ... The band is based in Milan, Italy. ... James Scott Tamborello, more commonly known as Dntel, is an electronic music artist. ... Fila Brazillia are a music group from Hull in North-East England. ... Brazilian Girls are a quartet from New York City known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music with everything from tango and chansons to house and lounge styles. ... Funki Porcini is musician and DJ, James Bradell, from London, UK. His music is a combination of Downtempo, Breakbeat and Jazz, with elements of Hip Hop, Drum and bass, sampling and time-stretched vocals. ... Glideascope is a London based downtempo/trip-hop artist and producer, who has a pioneered a direction in the genre of downtempo music which he terms Audio Cinematography. With heavy use of cinematic undertones, blissful melodies and lo-fi beats. ... Gotan Project is a musical group based in Paris, consisting of musicians Philippe Cohen Solal (French), Eduardo Makaroff (Argentine) and Christoph H. Müller (Swiss, former member of Touch El Arab). ... // Halou is a band from San Francisco, California. ... Kruder & Dorfmeister, named after members Peter Kruder and Richard Dorfmeister, is an Austrian duo most known for their downtempo-dub remixes of pop, hip-hop, and drum and bass songs. ... Lemon Jelly is a musical collaboration between Nick Franglen and Fred Deakin. ... Lindstrom, Lindstrøm, or Lindström can refer to Lindstrom, Minnesota Lindström is a common Swedish surname Lindstrom is also appears as a surname of Swedish descendants outside Sweden People Bjarne Lindstrøm, Norwegian diplomat, see List of Ambassadors and High Commissioners to the United Kingdom and Anglo-Norse... Jellybass Logo Jellybass is the name given to a genre of music primarily focused around a modulated synthesised bassline. ... Mudville is a Brooklyn, NY-based band and artist collective whos sound, a hybrid of Downtempo, Electronica, Memphis-style Soul and Jazz was dubbed, post-Trip Hop by John Donohue of The New Yorker [1]. Core members Marilyn Carino and Ben (Benny Cha Cha) Rubin have distinguished themselves as... Mr Ronz (aka Adam Lewis) is a composer and producer from London, best known for writing the main theme from the film Kidulthood. ... Mujaji are 2 brothers who have been writing and recording downtempo music together for over a decade. ... Open System are electronic musicians Michael Martin & Matt Hillier. ... The Peace Orchestra is a musical solo project from Viennese trip-hop-dub producer Peter Kruder, best known as one half of Kruder and Dorfmeister. ... Röyksopp (IPA: ) is an electronic music duo based in Bergen, Norway composed of Torbjørn Brundtland and Svein Berge. ... Sofa Surfers is Austrian music band plays mix of rock and electronic music floating between trip-hop, dub and acid jazz. ... Sundae Club is an English down-tempo band formed in 2001 by members Hamstall Ridware and Dr. C.D.Mille, both audio historians and musical instrument technicians, assisted by producer George Shilling. ... Tezija Zararić (Tezija Zararic / Tezya) (born in Vukovar (Croatia), may 4th 1990. ... Thievery Corporation is a Washington DC–based production and DJ duo consisting of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton and their supporting artists. ... Tipper (real name Dave Tipper) is a British producer and DJ specialising in nu skool breaks. ... Tosca is an electronic music project of Richard Dorfmeister and Rupert Huber. ... Urban Myth Club is a UK–based collective consisting of a number of established artists and vocalists. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Zero 7 is a Grammy nominated downtempo styled musical duo comprising Henry Binns and Sam Hardaker from the United Kingdom. ... dZihan & Kamien pronounced (Gee-hahn and Kammy-en) are a downtempo house and acid jazz music duo based in Vienna, Austria. ... Yamasaki (山崎, 山嵜, 山咲, etc. ...

See also

Camp is an aesthetic in which something has appeal because of its bad taste or ironic value. ... Kitsch is a term of German origin that has been used to categorize art that is considered an inferior copy of an existing style. ... Groovera (aka. ... Lounge music refers to music played in the lounges and bars of hotels and casinos, or at standalone piano bars. ... chill out redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ Dalling, John (2006). Chillout and Downtempo Electronic Music, a History. Retrieved on 2007-03-26.
  2. ^ Johnson, Martin. "Downtempo: A Genre With Plenty in Reserve", The Washington Post, 2002-02-17, p. G4. Retrieved on 2007-03-26. (English) 

 
 

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