Chillout music (chillout, chill out, or simply just chill) is a genre defined by the relaxing rhythms and down-tempo beats — “chill” taken from the street language which means to “relax”. This
genre appeared in the early and mid-90s in chill rooms at club where serene music is played to allow party goers the time to unravel from the more lively and fast paced tunes that are usually played by the DJ in the main room.
Associated genres with chillout are mainly, trip-hop, nu jazz, ambient, ambient house and similar sub-genres of downtempo. The easy listening lounge music is also thought to fall under the chillout section too. Chillout, is more a feeling and an emotion…….
During lockdown a lot of people have turned to chillout music to help with stress and to help while away the time. As such, I have been playing regularly on Ibiza Radio One, Beach Radio and Milano Lounge.
Not only did this help me get through this year, it has introduced me to new music and got me introduced to a new audience. On top of this its kept me mixing with over 8 hours a week being broadcast.
Here is a mix I did for Guido’s Lounge Cafe one of the most listened too channels on Mixcloud and has over 90,000 followers.