Downtempo (sometimes referred to as "chill out", "chill" or "downbeat") is a type of electronic music style similar to ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove. The tempo, as well as the drum patterns of each track can vary. Sometimes the beat can be restrained and/or simple. 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 and house. The tempo is often slower than that of traditional electronic dance music.
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  • The soundtracks of agency creative departments

    … Playlist vibe: Downtempo and shoegazey (but the shoes are, like, really hip at least) Sims shared what she called a “representative musical slice of the design department’s daily rhythm and aura.” If that sounds groovy, that’s because it is. “The energy tends to shift from more atmospheric beats to classic feel-good tunes as the day progresses…

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