Oilix - Midnight Smoke
Based in Kazakhstan music producer Oilix finds his main inspiration in video games. After all, the name Oilix comes from Metal Gear, pointing to a game-universe algae that secretes precious oil. “It was a small thing,” says Oilix of his namesake, “but everyone wanted it.”
Though immersed in games — and also professionally creating music for video games and soundtracks — Oilix’s music strays from stereotypical styles of the genre. He jokingly refers to his music as “sunhop” and professes a love of melody. “The melody is the most important part in making music,” explains Oilix. “If the melody isn’t remembered after listening, then it’s unsuccessful.” Thus Oilix’s music is bright and hummable, with lounge, jazz, and even soft-rock influences laying under the head-nod-inducing beats. These cuts are infectious.
In the 8+ years that Oilix has actively produced music he’s been found on the popular Jazz Vibes playlist, has had releases on the likes of urbanundergrounds, Chill Beats, Vinyl Digital and Hip Dozer, and appeared on compilations for Blue Note Records and Astralwerks. There’s a lot in store for Oilix, and lots of music to come. May the sunhop shine on!
Rooey - Lantana
Rooey is a Los Angeles-Born, Nashville-Based lofi/instrumental artist and music industry veteran, who has spent the last decade-plus working for record labels like Tooth & Nail, Universal Music Group, Rogue Music Alliance, and more. After spending much of his industry time in marketing roles, Rooey recently reconnected with what got him into this line of work – his love for making music. As a result, he has taken off his label suit and dawned his favorite denim jacket once again as he embarks on his first-ever solo project. Combining his passion for music, and plants in this up-tempo instrumental project with solid inspirations from hip-hop, jazz, and lofi. His first batch of songs is a collection of 12 singles named after pollinator-friendly plants he grows in his Nashville garden. He has committed to taking a portion of streaming revenue to plant native pollinator habitats in the growing season of 2023. With songs set to release every four weeks for the foreseeable future, Rooey is set to keep you busy over the coming months with lots of "tasteful moods". Follow him here on Spotify & Socials to stay in the know. Update: As of now, Rooey is set to plant more than 10,000 native pollinator plants and is low-key stressing out about it but simultaneously happy to have such a beautiful problem to solve.
DAISI - walkin out
Nika Kacheishvili a.k.a DAISI is a Georgian producer from Batumi. The Black Sea native was drawn to Tbilisi, where he started producing music in 2017. His influences are jazz, soul, hiphop, boombap and neo soul as well as beatmakers like Madlib, J Dilla, Nujabes and Pete Rock. Since 2021, he has been able to make a name for himself as a beatmaker in collaboration with Oiyo Records, releasing 24 tracks in just two short years. He also shares a studio complex with 12 professional producers and jazz musicians with whom he collaborates and will integrate even further in his musical process in the future. 2022 marks a very successful year for DAISI, who has been an editorial playlist favourite on Youtube Music from the beginning and is a permanent guest on the Lo-Fi Beats playlist on Spotify now. He also collaborates with lofi heavyweight LESKY, with whom he will have a few appearances in 2023.
Prod By Outtake - Cozy Jazz
Prod By Outtake (real name - Roman Polikarpov) is an Russian music producer, beatmaker from Moscow. The artist described his style of music as lo-fi hip-hop inspired by old jazz records from around the world. Making music with passion since 2014, tried different genres he got into lo-fi boom bap beats in 2020. After a couple releases on streaming platforms Prod. By Outtake teamed with labels such as Goji Island, Acantharea, Chill Moon Music, Vinyl Digital. Got his first successful release “higher” on Goji Island at the end of 2021 which was added to Spotify editorial playlists such as lofi beats , Jazz Vibes , lush lofi , Chillout Lounge . Next singles “Reflection” “Glass” has the same success and only strengthened his position in playlists and continued to send chill vibes to people around the world. At the beginning of 2023 he started to release his first solo EP album “Karina” - a collection of 6 songs, that he worked on all the past year! Every song have it’s own vibe and tells about his feelings from certain moments happening that year. 9th February he released his first song “Morning” - boom bap infused lo-fi beat that will make any Golden Era fan happy! Full album will be out on 4th May! No war.
New Chill Moon Music Release - Forest Lakes By Grizzly Beatz
Forest Lakes is the latest release from Grizzly Beatz on Chill Moon Music Records. This soulful golden era track is one featured on the upcoming compilation beattape titled Gold-Fi. This oldschool boom bap beat is sure to have your head bobbin.
Chill Moon Music is a label with a "collective" spirit that has existed in hip-hop culture for years and was created by people who took part in both the vocal and beat of this culture. In general, They want to work in the fields of lo-fi hip-hop beats, chill beats and boom bap beats. Our aim is to reach talented beatmakers and artists who remain in the called "underground" parts of hip-hop culture and make good music heard.
Son of legendary Jazz drummer Alphonse Mouzon, Grizzly Beatz is an American LoFi, Boom Bap, Jazzhop (Jazz Hip Hop), and Chillhop Producer from Los Angeles, CA. If you like beats from producers like L.Dre, Sarah, the Illstrumentalist, Chillhop Music then you will like Grizzly Beatz. He has produced for Curren$y, Dizzy Wright, Chief Kamachi, Billy Bueffer, Dan Bull, DempseyRollBoy, and many more. His father, Alphonse Mouzon, was a well known and respected drummer who pioneered the Jazz Fusion scene. He was mentioned by Led Zeppelin as one of the groups influences. His music has been sampled by artists such as 9th Wonder & Murs , A Tribe Called Quest , Diddy and Mase, Beastie Boys and more.
Grizzly Beatz has been featured on three Spotify Editorial LoFi Playlists, has grown his Spotify followers to over 10,000 and has thousands of monthly listeners
DRWN - weatherlight
Born and raised in a suburban area in Switzerland, Marcel Kalt has always had a strong connection to music. By exploring the record collections of his father and his uncle, a passion for different musical styles developed early on. The spectrum ranged from Afro-American influenced genres like soul, funk, and jazz, to electronic music, originating in Western and Central Europe. In the years of his youth, Marcel soon discovered his love for the resilient and experimental hiphop culture, at that time still untouched by the commercialized music industry. Strongly influenced by this sound aesthetic, Marcel started his own first attempts to produce instrumental sound drafts. After the first self-published songs via Soundcloud under the pseudonym „DRWN.“, various projects soon followed, which were released as cassettes or vinyl records in limited editions by various small labels all over the world. Marcel aka DRWN. has largely remained true to his dreamy, sluggish and low-fidelity hiphop beats, but now and then he dares to venture into more electronic or ambient-inspired realms.
Transparent Man - Enthalpy
Transparent Man is a solo music project based in Thessaloniki, Gr.
It is a deeply personal project, characterised by the combination of atmospheric and electronic soundscapes, guitar melodies and inventive rhythms. The artist is in continuous search of those sounds that will help him to create a musical grid, capable of embracing every kind of feeling. Memories and experiences of pain, loneliness, joy and companionship produce a bunch of musical contrasts that are depicted in his work.
His first EP called “Shame” released on April 2020 via “Logarithm Cassette Label”, in a special eco-friendly cassette format.
The EP album was reviewed and praised by many domestic culture websites, including the two most famous LIFO & Athens Voice and received airplay by many major greek radio stations (En Lefko 87.7, Best Radio 92,6).
His innovative music work drew the attention of the successful Austria-based label Pueblo Vista << π ṽ ş>> and since January 2021 his releases are under their care. It is also noticeable that his latest single called ‘enthalpy’ got featured on 3 Spotify editorial playlists.
At the same time he was announced as one of the 3 greek artists that will be nominated for the European awards HEMI MUSIC AWARDS 2021! He was selected among 285 European artists, of whom only 27 were selected by the jury.
Samjah - Midnight Melancholy
Introducing "Midnight Melancholy" - a beautifully crafted instrumental piece that will take you on a tranquil journey through the serene world of lo-fi music. This track features a perfect balance of soft piano keys, gentle synths, and a smooth beat that blends together seamlessly to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. With its calming melodies and gentle rhythms, this lo-fi beat is ideal for those moments when you need to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and just unwind. Whether you're studying, working, or just need a little me-time, this lo-fi beat is the perfect backdrop to help you relax and focus. Its dreamy and atmospheric sound will transport you to a peaceful state of mind, allowing you to forget about your worries and just be in the moment. The track is designed to be repetitive, creating a calming and meditative effect that is perfect for mindfulness practices or simply unwinding after a long day. With its beautiful sound and soothing melodies, it is the perfect addition to your playlist. Listen to it on your favorite streaming platform, and let its tranquil soundscapes wash over you. It's time to sit back, relax, and let the soothing vibes of lo-fi take you away.
Carter Fox - Cosmic Sunrise
Bassist and producer Carter Fox has been an active musician, songwriter, producer, and artist since he was 15, growing from playing in local bars and clubs around Philadelphia to sharing stages with Jeffrey Osborne, Patti LaBelle, and the Isley Brothers in theaters, arenas, and stadiums all over the world. He is a protege of world-renowned bassist Gerald Veasley and has worked with award-winning, legendary, and amazing artists and producers such as Freddie Jackson, Leon Huff (of Gamble & Huff), Pablo Batista, and David Ivory. In the chillhop song ‘Cosmic Sunrise’, Fox and collaborator Steve Honz take you on an adventure inspired by outer space, video games, and being good to each other to life in an entertaining fashion. It, along with the psychill groove 'Rise' are the first songs from a new EP titled 'Lost Signals From Outer Space', a collection of music inspired by the question, “What does the universe sound like?”
What makes Carter Fox’s discography unique is his ‘chill’ approach towards music. Ranging from downtempo chill-hop to even fusing in experimental jazz, Carter Fox creates music that inspires and motivates people to feel good while they work for their dreams to create a better world around them. Having a passion for the fusion of space and music, Carter Fox has taken inspiration from either astronomical observations or actual scientific discoveries for each track on this EP. Carter Fox masterfully achieves his goal of transporting the listener to outer space with his music.
Go to https://www.carterfoxmusic.com/ to watch to and subscribe to his YouTube channel. Visit his website to buy his merchandise, and feel free to use the email address provided below to reach out for interviews, reviews, or collaborations.
Carter Fox has been an active musician, songwriter, producer and artist since the young age of 15. His style of ‘chill-fi’ music is inspired by a passion for astronomy and a deep love for video games. Carter Fox brings forward his own styles and tastes of jazz, blues, and rock, combining it with downtempo and electronic elements to create the unique sound that he is known for in the industry today. Aspiring to one day write music for video games and films, Carter Fox ultimately wants to help score the soundtrack to the universe. Additionally, Carter has been a guest lecturer and spoken about music, business, and bass at a variety of forums such as the University of Southern California, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Drexel University, New York University, the Philadelphia-based after-school music/education program ‘Rock to the Future,’ and privately. Carter endorses Aguilar Amps and Moody Leather.
How LoFi Music Producers Can Promote Their Music
Lofi music is becoming increasingly popular these days. It's a genre that is characterized by its mellow and relaxed vibe, often featuring jazzy and vintage sounds. The genre has seen a surge in popularity over the past few years, with more and more artists creating and sharing their lofi beats online. But with so much competition, how can lofi music producers stand out and promote their music effectively? In this article, we'll take a look at some of the most effective strategies for promoting lofi music.
Build a Strong Online Presence
The first step in promoting your lofi music is to build a strong online presence. This means creating profiles on various social media platforms, such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as streaming services like Spotify and SoundCloud. Having a presence on these platforms will allow you to connect with your audience and share your music with a wider audience.
Make sure to use consistent branding across all of your profiles. This includes using the same profile picture, header image, and bio. This will help to establish your brand and make it easier for fans to find you.
Engage with Your Audience
Engaging with your audience is crucial if you want to build a loyal fan base. This means responding to comments and messages, as well as actively seeking out feedback from your fans. You can do this by asking your fans to leave comments on your posts or by conducting surveys or polls.
Engaging with your audience also means sharing behind-the-scenes content. This could be anything from sneak peeks of new tracks to photos and videos of you working on your music. Giving your fans a glimpse into your creative process can help to deepen their connection with you and keep them coming back for more.
Collaborate with Other Artists
Collaborating with other artists is a great way to expand your audience and reach new fans. This could involve collaborating on a track, remixing each other's music, or even just sharing each other's work on social media.
When collaborating with other artists, it's important to choose someone whose sound complements yours. This will help to ensure that the collaboration is successful and that both artists benefit from it.
Leverage Influencers and Bloggers
Influencers and bloggers can be a powerful tool for promoting your lofi music. Reach out to influencers and bloggers who have a following that aligns with your target audience. Offer them a free download of your music or ask if they would be willing to share your music with their followers.
When reaching out to influencers and bloggers, make sure to personalize your message and explain why you think your music would be a good fit for their audience. Be respectful of their time and always follow up if you don't hear back from them.
Use Paid Advertising
Paid advertising can be a great way to reach new fans and promote your music. This could include running ads on social media or advertising on music blogs and websites.
When using paid advertising, it's important to target your ads to the right audience. This means selecting the right keywords and targeting based on interests and demographics. You should also test different ad formats and messaging to see what resonates best with your audience.
Perform Live Shows
Performing live shows is a great way to connect with your audience and promote your music. This could include playing at local venues, music festivals, or even hosting your own shows.
When performing live, it's important to have a strong stage presence and engage with your audience. You should also make sure to promote your upcoming shows on social media and through your mailing list.
Utilize Email Marketing
Email marketing is a powerful tool for promoting your music and staying in touch with your fans. Build a mailing list by offering a free download or exclusive content in exchange for signing up. Once you have a mailing list, use it to promote your music, share behind-the-scenes content, and announce upcoming shows.
When sending emails, make sure to personalize them and keep them engaging. Use a catchy subject line and include high-quality visuals to make your emails stand out in your subscribers' inboxes.
Utilize Music Licensing
Music licensing is another effective way to promote your lofi music. This involves licensing your music for use in films, TV shows, commercials, and other media.
To get started with music licensing, you can submit your music to online music licensing libraries, such as AudioJungle or Shutterstock Music. You can also reach out to music supervisors or production companies directly.
Participate in Music Contests
Participating in music contests can be a great way to get exposure and promote your music. There are a number of online music contests that you can enter, such as the NPR Tiny Desk Contest or the Unsigned Only Music Competition.
When entering music contests, make sure to follow the rules and submit your best work. Winning a music contest can be a great way to gain recognition and expand your audience.
Release Music Consistently
Finally, releasing music consistently is key to promoting your lofi music. This means releasing new tracks or albums on a regular basis, whether it's monthly, quarterly, or bi-annually.
Releasing music consistently will keep your audience engaged and give them a reason to keep coming back for more. It will also help to build your brand and establish you as a serious lofi music producer
Promoting your lofi music takes time and effort, but with the right strategies, it's possible to build a loyal fan base and gain recognition. By building a strong online presence, engaging with your audience, collaborating with other artists, leveraging influencers and bloggers, using paid advertising, performing live shows, utilizing email marketing, participating in music contests, releasing music consistently, and utilizing music licensing, you can effectively promote your lofi music and reach a wider audience.
LoFi Music Promotion
Grizzly Beatz is a LoFi and Chillhop music producer from Los Angeles,CA. His music has been featured on several Spotify Editorial Playlists. He has thousands of Spotify listeners and followers. This blog is dedicated to LoFi music. Submit your LoFi music to be considered for a post.