Downbeat Downtempo or is a generic term for electronic music, which is characterized by slow tempos and atmospheric as perceived synth soundscapes. In summary, including genres such as Trip Hop, Dub and related, by Latin rhythms (such as bossa nova ) and jazz elements embossed forms of electronica music.

Popularity gained most of these styles in the late 1990s by projects such as Nightmares on Wax, LTJ Bukem, Makoto, Kruder & Dorfmeister, dZihan & Kamien, Kid Loco, Thievery Corporation, Boozoo Bajou, Beanfield, A Forest Mighty Black or Mo ' Horizons.

Other well-known artists of this genre are Afterlife, Blank & Jones, Chris Coco, Deep Dive Coorporation, Geyser, Gotan Project, Lenny Ibizarre, Lemongrass, Merge of Equals, Mystic Diversions, José Padilla, Solar Fields, Thomas Lemmer, Ian Pooley and Bonobo.

Similar collective terms that overlap in terms of their importance, are chill out and lounge music.