Dusty Jazz samples, vinyl static, rain sounds, relaxing melodies, and chill drums.These are just some of the notable traits that define the genre known as “Lo-Fi” Music. But where does it originate from?
Before we evaluate modern day Lofi Music as it is now the genre widely known for being the go-to study or music to relax to, we must examine its roots. The term “lo-fi” was first commonly used in the 1950’s. It is short for “low-fidelity”, which means low quality. During this decade, young people from all over were inspired to record their own music with the equipment and gear available to them at the time. This is when the classic distortion, fuzziness and tape skip sounds came into play.