Lo Fi Music

 

Lo Fi is one of my favorite styles of music to listen to. It's a fusion of vintage influences with modern genres. At its core, Lo Fi draws from Jazz and Hip Hop. The instrumental beats are typically laid back and good for listening to anytime while working, playing, or relaxing. The beats are usually pretty straight forward and easy to follow. Some of the more modern artists have gotten really creative with their samples and edits.

Many of the tracks have a rustic sound that’s like faded and scratched polaroid pictures. The short lengths of the individual tracks woven together in a beat tape create a mood that’s like a scrapbook of collages; each one tells its own unique story.

It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing
— Duke Ellington

One of the defining characteristics of Lo Fi that immediately attracted me is its polyrhythmic feel. It’s common to hear the hi hat played in the Jazz swing style over the straight rock bass and snare. It makes the rhythm feel multi textured and layered with depth. When you listen to it, you’ll hear what I mean and know what I’m talking about.

If you’re interested in learning more about the context and history of Lo Fi, read this post for more in depth info.

I think a lot of people haven’t heard Lo Fi before and I’m stoked to share it with you. Here’s two links to my Spotify playlists below and another link above to my Lo Fi playlist on Soundcloud. Check them out and let me know how you like them.

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I also want to share more of my passion for music with you through other posts I wrote. The one is about my love for music and what it teaches me about life. Another is about the best headphones and the company that makes them. Plus a couple more playlists.