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Why lo-fi is the perfect background music

37:42 | May 19th

6 recommendations

Lo-Fi hip-hop has emerged as a hugely popular genre and internet subculture. Its millions of loyal fans rely on curated lo-fi playlists and live-streams to write to, study to and even fall asleep to. ...Show More


basicallydan recommended:Jul 1st

Anybody who knows the girl studying with the cat and has been curious...give this a listen!!

I thought this episode was:

😊 Delightful
💬 A great conversation
💡 Educational
🎶 Musically superb
👍 Well-produced
🕵️‍ Well-researched

rmmiller364 recommended:Jun 22nd

I love learning about how the music industry works in the 21st century, so I really enjoyed the last half of this episode about the role of curators in the low-fi music scene. In order to make sure your favorite creators get paid (at least a minimal amount), make sure you listen to your low-fi beats...Show More

I thought this episode was:

🧐 Intriguing

mmJul 3rd

@danny re: YT and music streams

harwood recommended:Jun 14th

I've become addicted to lo-fi, vaporwave, and related subculture genres. This was a great dive in to the origins of lo-fi - loved it!

I thought this episode was:

😲 Fascinating
🤔 Thought-provoking
🕵️‍ Well-researched

mmJun 14th

@harwood Do you have some lo-fi recommendations? I’m stuck on the two main Spotify lo-fi playlists that are more chill x lofi and haven’t found anything else that has worked as well yet.

harwoodJun 14th

@mm Hey! I'd be delighted to. Here's some YT 24hr streams (some mentioned in the podcast) : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsIg9WMfxjZZvwROleiVsQg https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJ4gkVC6NrvII8umztf0Ow https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOxqgCwgOqC2lMqC5PYz_Dg A good playlist on Soundcloud: htt...Show More

mmJun 14th

@harwood Thanks so much!!! Definitely going to check all these out 🙏

mm recommended:Jun 7th

I’m currently addicted to lo-fi music when I’m working on something that I have to actively concentrate on. This is such a great overview on the origins of this super popular genre, why it’s related to anime, why lo-fi producers make no money but curators do. So fascinating.

I thought this episode was:

💆 Soothing
🤔 Thought-provoking
🕵️‍ Well-researched

gitawidyasariJun 7th

@mm thank you for your recommendation. Adding it to my queue

kimwaudioJun 16th

@mm Me too! Adding!

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