Chillhop and lo-fi are two of the most divisive signifiers in instrumental music. The mellow, downtempo beats, often a blend of staid boom-bap, a few acoustic notes, and ambient electronica—bleed into one another seamlessly.
Moments marks the latest evolution of Kaelin Ellis. Throughout the project, each track’s warmth can be felt with the lo-fi hiss and pop as much as the ambient melodies as if it were the warmth of sunlight bathing your skin. The beat-tape features a minimal composition made of percussion hammered and deftly arranged loops that feel warm even when the drums are calibrated to crack skulls. No matter where he pulls inspiration from, Kaelin Ellis builds bangers like no one else. Stream the new project down below.