Lounge, Down Tempo, Dub, Chill Out & Everything In Between
Fromtime to time we all need to slow down and take an introspective look at our lives or simply phase out the static noise of a world filled with now an over-whelming ammount of sensory input and media saturation. Many people take time out from the stress of their daily lives with music. The style of music they turn to varies from person to person but the common note people seek is a bit of an escape from their mundane surroundings, to think of other people, places and things going on outside of themselves and their personal situations.
Welcome to the Studio: , a bit of a respite from your daily toils.
In all of this the Studio promotes one key factor.
Diversity:If we played a track you like, one you don't care for and one you've never heard of before then we did our job correctly.
Lounge music is a retrospective description of music popular in the 1950s and 1960s encompassing such genres as exotica, easy listening and space age pop. Lounge music ranges from beautiful music-influenced instrumentals, to modern electronica with chillout or downtempo influences, while maintaining its focus on retro-space-age cultural elements. The earliest forms of lounge music appeared in the 1920s and 1930s, known as light music. Lounge music is a form of mood music, intended to create the feeling of another place such as a jungle, an island paradise, or outer space.
Lounge music may also refer to music played in the lounges and bars of hotels and casinos, or at standalone piano bars.
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 a slower tempo than Trip-hop.
Dub is a form of music which evolved out of reggae in the late 1960s. The dub sound consists predominantly of instrumental remixes of existing recordings and is achieved by significantly manipulating and reshaping the recordings, usually by removing the vocals from an existing music piece, emphasizing the drum and bass frequencies or "riddim", adding extensive echo and reverb effects, and dubbing occasional snippets of lyrics from the original version. It is widely accepted that Jamaican musicians Osbourne "King Tubby" Ruddock, and Lee "Scratch" Perry pioneered the style in the 1960s and early 1970s. Ruddock and Perry each called upon the mixing desk as an instrument, with the deejay or "selector" playing the role of the artist or performer. These early "dub" examples can be looked upon as the prelude to many dance and pop music genres. Today, the word "dub" is used widely to describe the re-formatting of music of various genres into typically instrumental, rhythm-centric adaptations.
Chill Out (sometimes also chillout, chill-out, or simply chill), a term derived from a slang injunction to relax, emerged in the early and mid-1990s as a catch-all term for various styles of relatively mellow, slow-tempo music made by contemporary producers in the electronic music scene. The term "Chill out music", as well as the genre itself, originated in chill rooms that were set up by DJs off to the edge of club dance floors to give patrons a chance to take a break from the hectic dance vibe and chill out with this style of music. Chill out as a musical genre or descriptive 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.
Everything In Between allows a DJ in any Club Setting to remain versatile even within the constraints of playing a Down Tempo event. There are several artists out there that don't fit neatly winthin a single genre of music but offer up something soulful and thought provoking that makes them appropriate and a pleasant surprise for the listener. Everything fromLo-Fi Indy Rock, Classic Motown R&B, Electro/Synth-Pop and World Music to Vintage/Acid Jazz &Blues, Neo Soul, Underground Hip Hop & Instrumentals should work it's way into any savvy DJ's playlist if he's truly interested in promoting diversity and expanding horizons.
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