Ever since weed has started becoming a legal drug, the demand for lo-fi hip hop has gone up. The slow and relaxing beats of this genre have become synonymous with getting high on pot, but you don’t necessarily have to be a pothead to enjoy this kind of music. The calming beats of this music can be enjoyed by anyone who wants to add a touch of relaxation to their surrounding environment.
Lo-fi hip hop was first introduced to the world in the 1960s and it has managed to stick around ever since. Over the decades, lo-fi music has gone through various changes that helped in further shaping this genre’s identity. Its popularity and relaxing allure has encouraged many “bedroom musicians” to rise and produce music that is not only chill, but also has a touch of uniqueness to it.
Let’s take a look at some awesome lo-fi tracks that you can find on the internet.
#1 Spiritual State By Nujabes
A great track to play while you are on the move, the DJ who wrote this song is often hailed as the godfather of lo-fi hip hop. The simplicity of this track’s beats is what makes it so mesmerizingly good.
#2 Shiki No Uta
Lo-fi hip hop is quite popular in Japan, you will find that this country has made several notable contributions to the genre. Shiki No Uta was basically produced for use in the popular anime series called Samurai Champloo, but its combination of trumpets and elements from the lo-fi genre make this track really soothing.
#3 ChilledCow’s YouTube Streams
YouTube’s live streaming feature was introduced in quite recently in 2017, and it gave ChilledCow a great opportunity to shine. ChilledCow basically live streams lo-fi mixes 24/7, and this channel’s videos were getting the most views when live stream was still a new thing. You can check out the channel even right now and indulge yourself in some fresh and soothing lo-fi beats.
#4 Yeah Right By Joji
The mastermind behind the Filthy Frank Show on YouTube, Joji (George Miller) had always been interested in music. He eventually ended his YouTube career as Filthy Frank and has started focusing on his music career ever since. His work is pretty amazing and really worth checking out if you are into surreal and calming music.
#5 Color Garden By Lungfulls
Some of the best pieces of music in the lo-fi genre are produced by small time musicians, many of which you won’t even know until someone recommends their work to you. Lungfulls is one such producer, their bass heavy and melodious instrumental tracks are hypnotically good.
#6 Hud Dreams By Knxwledge
If you are more into music that is different and weird (in a good way) then Knxwledge is worth checking out. This musician is known for his love for experimenting with all kinds of genres and incorporating them into his works.
Lo-fi hip hop gets the brain churning, helps you calm your nerves, and is perhaps one of the best genres to explore if you are in search for mental peace.