Sound FM 88 Radio
Chillout, nu-lounge & downtempo music. The relaxing alternative playing easy listening rhythms.
Sound FM plays independent electro lounge grooves & chill music 24/7. Webradio may vary to FM 88.0.
88.0 is a FM radio station broadcasting south-west of Lismore NSW. Web-stream licensed & part of the SoniX Network™.
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. Often the name chill-out music
is used to refer to songs demonstrative of the genre, but those
names also refer to other styles of music, and downtempo encompasses
a wider variety of styles than those terms alone would indicate. Due
to the relaxing and often sensual or romantic feel of most downtempo
music, it is a popular form of background music in 'chill out rooms'
of dance parties, and many alternative cafes.
Chill-out music (sometimes also chillout, chill out, or simply chill) is an umbrella term for several styles of electronic music characterized by their mellow style and mid-tempo beats — "chill" being derived from a slang injunction to "relax."
Chill out music emerged in the early and mid-1990s in "chill rooms" at dance clubs, where relaxing music was played to allow dancers a chance to "chill out" from the more emphatic and fast-tempo music played on the main dance floor.
The genres associated with chill-out are mostly ambient, trip-hop,
nu jazz, ambient house, New Age and other sub-genres of downtempo.
Sometimes the easy listening sub-genre lounge is considered to
belong to the chill-out collection as well. Chill out as a musical
genre or description is synonymous with the more recently
popularized terms "smooth electronica" and "soft techno" and is a
loose genre of music blurring into several other very distinct
styles of electronic and lo-fi music.