Zero 7
The Private Press
Snatch
Moodymann

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Downbeat is a generic term sometimes used to replace ambient-house and ambient-techno, considering that the amount and complexity of electronic listening music described under the "ambient" umbrella had made the terms practically useless by the mid-'90s. It often implies the use of moderate breakbeats instead of the steady four-four beats of most ambient-house or ambient-techno. The style also breaches territory claimed by trip-hop, ambient-techno, and electro-techno. In its widest possible definition, downbeat is any form of electronic music created for the living room instead of the dance floor.

Downbeat Artists Highlights

Zero 7
Zero 7
Moodymann
Moodymann
DJ Wally
DJ Wally
Jazzanova
Jazzanova
DJ Shadow
DJ Shadow
Wagon Christ
Wagon Christ

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Downbeat Album Highlights

The Private Press
DJ Shadow
The Private Press
Snatch
Howie B
Snatch
Reich Remixed
Steve Reich
Reich Remixed
Do It Again
Röyksopp / Robyn
Do It Again
Melody A.M.
Röyksopp
Melody A.M.
Of All the Things
Jazzanova
Of All the Things

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Downbeat Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Six Days DJ Shadow
Trust
Howie B
Proverb (remix after Steve Reich) Nobukazu Takemura
Sayit Robyn / Röyksopp
Röyksopp's Night Out Röyksopp
Lucky Girl Jazzanova
Broken Levee Blues
DJ Shadow
Something for Windy Bonobo
No Use Jazzanova
Dream About Me Moby

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