Royalty Free Downtempo Music
Royalty Free Downtempo Music for Relax
The Downtempo music genre (aka Downbeat) has a distinctive two-word name – slow tempo. This literally characterizes the peculiarity of the genre, since it was the slow tempo type of electronic music that gave birth to a new style, which is also used in various arrangements and combinations with other styles.
The idea to “slow down” appeared in the 90s, when the DJs of noisy discos in Great Britain decided to help tired guests to relax without leaving the club and continuing to let the music play. The genre became widespread outside discos and nightclubs, and soon Downtempo tracks began to sound in offices, hotels and restaurants as background music.
In addition to electronic music, Downtempo's comes from house, ambient, chill-out, dub, jazz, funk and hip-hop styles. Key bands that released Downtempo songs and albums back in the 90s are the British duo Fila Brazillia and the American duo Thievery Corporation.
Genre and style features
It is worth to notice that Downtempo not only lowers the rhythm of music and movements, but is also considered suppressing the activity of the nervous system, which helps to relax. Despite this, it is by no means the kind of music that can lead to depression (although it has hypnotic and trance properties, it is due to them that relaxation and a tendency to sleep occurs while listening). This is what makes Downtempo different from the ambient genre – the presence of a rhythm, even if it is slowed down.
The main elements of the rhythm are Downtempo Loops (download free on the Sevenskiesmusic no copyright Downtempo). Rhythm is achieved both by separate independent rhythmic Downtempo beats (polyrhythm) and by combining or interleaving interdependent beats (syncopation).
Royalty free expanded the horizons
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Downtempo samples are using both for big brick-and-mortar enterprises needs and small digital hobby communities, which sometimes consist of 1 person and his/her fans. It’s also a great solution for social media creators, as they can use royalty free Downtempo tracks for their Reels, Stories and videos.
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