When being at home becomes the new normal, LoFi finds its place of relevance more than ever – becoming an internet phenomenon in the world of Youtube’s chill-out and hip-hop music.
First things first, what does Lofi actually mean? Well, Lofi actually stands for ‘Low Fidelity’, the frequency in which the music is recorded under, and the electronic reproduction of sound resulting in distortion. LoFi is not and never has been an easy genre to identify, and that’s because it isn’t really a genre in its own right, and instead, a way of presenting other emerging sub-genres sonically. The term “Lo-fi” was first used in the 1950s but was later discovered as a recognisable sound in the 1990s, and has expanded and evolved into various different sounds ever since, including hip-hop, jazz, oriental and ambient beats, to name a few.
As lockdown intensifies, so does our need for relaxation and concentration in order to stay motivated in such unmotivating times. Here are 10 of the best Lofi channels to chill-out with on YouTube in 2021.