11. December 2015 11:12
I have to admit I am a fan of what I call chill music. I listen to it in the morning hours as I get
into my day and start my daily projects.
In fact I am listening to 100 Chill radio on Radionomy right now – it is
one of my favorite chill radio stations in our group. But what is ‘chill’ music you ask? I took this from Wikipedia:
Chill-out music (sometimes also chillout, chill out or simply chill) is a genre of electronic music and an umbrella term for several styles of electronic music characterized by their mellow style
and mid-tempo beats—"chill" being derived from a slang injunction to
emerged in the early and mid-1990s in "chill rooms" at dance clubs,
where relaxing music was played to allow dancers a chance to "chill
out" from the more emphatic and fast-tempo music played on the main dance
genres associated with chill-out are mostly ambient, trip hop, nu jazz, ambient house and other subgenres of downtempo.
Sometimes the easy listening subgenre lounge is considered to belong to the
chill-out collection as well. Chill out as a musical genre or description is
synonymous with the more recently popularized terms "smooth
electronica" and "soft techno" and is a loose genre of music
blurring into several other very distinct styles of electronic and lo-fi music.
Of course – people will always have their unique ideas of
what constitutes a particular genre of music – aren’t these the types of
discussions we all love? But it also
underscores the importance of genre within the context of radio.