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What is downtempo jazz?

What is downtempo jazz?

Jazz? World music? Typically, downtempo (a slight misnomer, as the “down” refers to a subdued mood more than the pace of the music) blends elements of dub reggae, bossa nova, jazz, some of Brian Eno’s experimental rock or music of that ilk, and other artfully mellow sounds.

What is downtempo bass music?

Downtempo is a broad genre of electronic music characterized by an atmospheric sound and slow-tempo beats. Closely related to ambient music but with greater emphasis on beats, the style may be played in chillout clubs or as “warm-up or cool-down” music during a DJ set.

What kind of music is called downtempo music?

Like we mentioned above, and downtempo is sometimes referred to as trip hop, taking elements from hip hop, drum and bass, and ambient music. These are then combined together and played over a slower tempo. These days the music also incorporates more melodic instrumentals.

What’s the difference between ambient and downtempo music?

Downtempo is a killer subgenre of electronic music, with little to no vocals and simple beats. It’s laidback like ambient music but has a beat you can groove to, unlike ambient music. Okay, that is a total lie.

Who are the best downtempo artists of all time?

After some lurking and weighing, we dug up some of the best downtempo artists out there. Some were around for the advent of the genre and helped shape it, and some others showed up along the way and furthered the genre’s popularity by keeping it alive.

When did trip hop and downtempo music start?

In the late 1980s, 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 the 1990s a more melodic instrumental electronica incorporating acoustic sounds with electronic styles emerged under its own umbrella name of downtempo.