The Best Electronic Music to Chillout to

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We’ve rounded up the best electronic music to help you chill out and relax. Whether you’re looking for some easy listening or something to help you focus, these tracks are perfect for any situation.


Downtempo music is a type of electronic music characterized by slow tempos and relaxed moods. The term “downtempo” was coined in the early 1990s by British DJ Wayne Anthony, who used it to describe his style of chill-out music.

Downtempo tracks often make use of environmental sounds such as waves and rain, and they usually have a dreamy or contemplative quality. Many downtempo songs are based on samples of other tracks, often from other genres such as trip hop, lounge, andBossa nova.

If you’re looking for some good downtempo tracks to Chillout to, here are a few of our favorites:

1. “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy
2. “Moon River” by Henry Mancini
3. “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
4. “The Girl from Ipanema” by Antonio Carlos Jobim
5. “Summertime” by George Gershwin
6. “My Funny Valentine” by Richard Rodgers
7. “Michelle” by John Lennon
8. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles


If you’re looking to relax and unwind, look no further than ambient electronic music. This genre is characterized by its mellow, dreamy soundscapes, which are perfect for creating a calm and relaxing mood. Whether you’re looking to address anxiety or simply want to relax after a long day, ambient electronic music can be a helpful tool.

There are many different sub-genres of ambient electronic music, so you’re sure to find something that suits your mood. Some popular sub-genres include downtempo, chillwave, and IDM. Whatever your taste, you’re sure to find an ambient electronic album that will help you relax and unwind.

Glitch Hop

Glitch hop is a genre of electronic music that emerged in the early 2000s. It is characterized by wonky, often syncopated beats and creepy or dreamy atmospheres. Glitch hop is often experimental and melds together elements of hip hop, dubstep, drum and bass, and IDM. The best glitch hop is perfect for chilling out to on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Some of our favorite glitch hop tracks include:
-Nitemoves – MacGuffin’s Lament
-Yppah – They Know What Ghost Know
-Boogie Belgique – Late Night Tales


Chillwave is a subgenre of electronic music that began in the late 2000s. The genre is characterized by its mellow sound and hypnotic, dreamy textures. Chillwave typically features synth-based instrumentation and heavily processed vocals.

The term “chillwave” was coined in 2009 by music blogger Carlos Cabrera to describe the work of artists like Washed Out, Neon Indian, and Cake Heights. Since then, the genre has gained popularity, spawning numerous offshoots and mashups.

Despite its name, chillwave is not necessarily relaxing or easy-listening music. The best chillwave tracks are often atmospheric and psychedelic, with a slow-burning intensity that can be both mesmerizing and disorienting. If you’re looking for some new music to help you relax, check out our list of the best chillwave tracks below.

Trip Hop

Trip hop is a subgenre of electronic music that originated in the early 1990s in the United Kingdom. It has been described as “a hybrid of hip hop and electronica” and is characterized by slow, atmospheric beats and samples.

Trip hop initially developed as a reaction to the rave and club scenes of the early 1990s, when many electronic music producers began to experiment with hip hop elements in their tracks. The genre is often credited to English producer William Orbit, who first used the term “trip hop” in 1993. However, orbit’s work is only a small part of the trip hop sound; other important artists in the genre include Massive Attack, Portishead, Tricky, and Dee Luscious.

While trip hop has never reached the mainstream popularity of other electronic genres such as house or techno, it has had a significant influence on both music and culture. In particular, trip hop’s slow, atmospheric beats have often been used as background music for films and television shows.

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