Inside the mysterious world of Canadian chillhop

Inside the mysterious world of Canadian chillhop

Inside the mysterious world of Canadian chillhop This popular genre of ambient music has exploded — and some of its key practitioners are based here in Canada It's said to improve focus while studying. Insomniacs use it as a sleep aid. People practise yoga to it. Office workers play it in their headphones to eliminate distraction. There's actually no consensus on what this genre of ambient music is called: Lo-Fi, beats, jazzhop and chillhop all get used to describe these tranquil, loop-based instrumental tracks with an unobtrusive backbeat. But one thing is certain: its popularity has exploded with the advent of music streaming services. "In the past couple years, Lo-Fi has skyrocketed across streaming and has become a household name in mainstream media," says Kyle McEvoy, an A&R manager at …
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