A type of non-lyrical* music that contains origins and influences from Boom-Bap/ New York Underground instrumentals, 1960's and 1070's jazz samples, and electronic music. It's name, Lo-Fi comes from the term "low-Fidelity" which in this case if reference to the sounds of vinyl crackle and sample distortion which is used in a number of ways, namely the provocation of nostalgia, and to distance the sample or melody from any other song with a similar sound. Lo-Fi is primarily composed of a beat (similar to that of a hip-hop beat but with less bass) and looped samples (commonly used samples include piano melodies and clips of Wes Montgomery) most songs are relaxing and evoke positive emotions, often time nostalgia.

*there are occasionally samples of people's voices, usually from early television or radio recordings.
Person A: Dude I'm getting tired of all this high energy electronic music, I just want something jazzy to relax with
Person B: Have you tried listening to Lo-Fi, There's some really nice stuff out there. Start with the Tired Boy album by Joey Pecoraro.
by Balka November 14, 2018
Lo-fi short for low fidelity. Shortened version coined by a great man born in CD Guz was used to name the music genere that all intellectuals have grown to admire, Lo-fi hippidie hop. This music is best used to arouse the minds of studious students while they study for the upcoming battles. The elites used this music to keep up studies during all nighters. In history Lo-fi was created when the great man born in CD Guz, third of his name, learned to derive in the third grade. It has been said that the very day this man learned derivations was the same day he created this masterpiece of music.
Lily: “Hey billy lemmy get your Lo-Fi
Billy: “sorry Lily, intellectuals only”
by Jbetoswag November 17, 2020
oh shit my minecraft gf broke up with me answer to that Lo-fi
by minecraft bf November 11, 2019
Short for low fidelity.

Refers to music made with 8bit sound computer such as chipmusic or chiptunes.

Audio that is crunchy and gravely and usually demostraties a poor nyquist frequency.
I love music made on the Amiga ..it's so lo-fi!
by Xdugef May 23, 2005
a calming genre of music.
"you should listen to Lo-Fi if you're feeling stressed. it really helps."
by valleh December 9, 2018
Calming music that gets you stuck in the moment. It will allow you to not have a care in the world. Lofi will always have chill vibes & is good for you soul.
„Man, lately I’ve been really stressed out. „
„Oh, you should definitely listen to lo fi
by Not your type July 4, 2019