Nubient = new ambient - but also chosen for its similarity to 'Nubian' ... implies music of black origin, that is for listening rather than dancing.
Term invented by DJ Mixmaster Morris in 1996, and the name of his long-running club (formerly at the Dogstar, now at the Big Chill Bar, London E1)
by chillout massive January 04, 2005
A atmospheric_diffuse_intensely-beautiful-Nu-Soul...rhythmically-driven...implies percussive element yet has a harmonic bias...induces euphoria
Nubient adj. An intense beautiful atmospheric afro-soul...with Jazz-tinged percussive undercurrents...Dweli..Lamar...mellow R+B classifies as such NUBIENT...
by Colin Tucker November 26, 2003