Chill or Chillout is a type of Electronic music that is characterized by the slow tempo and mellow sound. It usually refers to something which may be known as a contemporary form of easy listening and relaxed moods. The word "Chill" comes from a "relax".
This form of music got emerged during the early and mid-1990s and came from an area known as "The White Room" at the Heaven club in London, where DJs played Ambient mixes from sources like Brian Eno and Pink Floyd to offer Dancers an area to "Chill out" from more emphatic and faster-paced music played on the Dance floor. Over the following decade, Ambient house became well-liked before it got declined because of market saturation.
Chill covers many music genres like downtempo Classical, Dance, trip-hop, Jazz, hip hop, World, Pop, Lounge, and Ambient. Generally, the easy-listening sub-genre, the Lounge is considered to belong to the Chill-out collection also. "Chill out" as a genre is similar to the trending terms "smooth Electronica" and "soft techno" and is a loose genre of music blurring into many different very distinct kinds of Electronic and lo-fi music.
Chill out music is created for lazy and calm moments. It is influenced by early electro-acoustic, Jazz, Ambient and vocal soloists. Chillout songs are warm and mellow. They consist of emotional beats that a lot of individuals relate with sunshine, sunsets and beach bars.
Unlike Chill music, Lounge music is more of Ambient background music that's being played in Chill-out Lounges, health and wellbeing spas, relaxation areas clubs and bars. Lounge music is influenced by Jazz music and downtempo music. Lounge music is essentially related to the atmosphere of serenity and relaxation.
In the early 2000s, DJs in Ibiza's restaurant Del Mar started making Ambient house mixes that drew on Jazz, Classical, Hispanic, and New Age sources. It's fame then expanded to dedicated satellite radio channels, outside festivals, and thousands of compilation albums. "Chill-out" was removed aloof from its Ambient origins and has become its distinct genre.