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  • n. a period of quiet, rest and relaxation especially after a party etc


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  • I have since kind of moved away from a lot of this style of music - have you looked at the "chillout" section of a music store lately?

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  • I first heard his stuff back in my College Radio days (yo, WRBC, what's up?), before people were calling the kind of music he makes "chillout" or "downtempo" - there wasn't really a name for it, it was just part of the spectrum of electronic music.

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  • It features a variety of playlists from Billboard's charts, including rock, contemporary, country, and others organized into themes such as "chillout," "workout" and more.

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  • Aimed at the "time-pressed" that presumably don't have any particular preferences when it comes to music, there's rock, contemporary, country, "and others" organised into themes such as "chillout", and "workout".

  • Billboard's charts, including rock, contemporary and country, organized into themes such as "chillout" or "workout."

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  • Due to its innate listenability, and the immense crossover popularity of acts like Kruder & Dorfmeister and Zero 7, 'chillout' became the inescapable soundtrack of choice for trendy dinner parties and overpriced boutiques, and has in recent times been left in the dust as a genre of interest, oversaturated via umpteen club, restaurant, bar and boutique compilations that have reduced electronic downtempo to an indistinguishable, beige wall of sound.


  • The fact that it's trip-hop is mainly unexpected because its memory was bludgeoned into an unholy late-90s mess of Kosheen and Morcheeba, turning the genre's innovations into "chillout" music for the sort of dinner parties where discussion centred on what to do with that Jerusalem artichoke in your weekly organic veg box.

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  • A singer with a less-is-more mentality, Kiwanuka's voice is quietly demonstrative, working with tasteful guitar playing to hark back to Nick Drake's pastoral melancholia and, more likely, that chillout rediscovery of the 1990s, the folk-soul great Terry Callier.

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  • Posted February 26, 2007 10: 13 PM chuck. chillout writes:

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  • One for the latex lovers in your life, this anniversary alternative event is circus-themed, but remember to peel off your strongman's handlebar 'tache if you want to tuck into the birthday cake in the chillout room.

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  • (CHIL.owt) n. A quiet period after a party; a post-rave gathering that features slow music and a calming ambience; soothing, hypnotic music.

    January 8, 2009