This post will showcase some of the best LoFi tracks and teach you how to quickly create playlists that match your channel’s tone.
Is LoFi Still Popular?
Yes! Millions of people still listen to and download LoFi music. LoFi started becoming extremely popular since the mid-2010s, thanks to the work of creators like LoFi Girl, Nohidea, and potsu. Usually associated with gaming, anime, and chillwave aesthetics, it started going mainstream on YouTube videos and then eventually found its way to Twitch streams.
And who can blame people for liking LoFi music? It gives a relaxing vibe while gaming and streaming. Plus, it goes perfectly well with almost anything on the stream, even on BRB screens.
Where Can I Find Free LoFi?
While there is a lot of seemingly free music of this genre online, you will need to know the details of its licensing type. When choosing music for your streams, you can’t just copy a YouTube link or Spotify link from a random song, download them, and use them. You need to make sure they are actually free from copyright and that nobody will go after you if you use them in your content. To avoid all the trouble and risk of getting a copyright strike, go with songs that are DMCA free.
There is a lot of confusion when it comes to DMCA Free Music. Using copyrighted music on stream could result in muted VODs or worse get your channel banned from the platform due to DMCA strikes.
Is LOFI Royalty Free?
In order to ensure that you don’t get a DMCA strike, you will need to use royalty-free music. Renting or buying music for personal use doesn’t allow you to legally stream it to your channel.
One of the best sources of royalty-free music is Epidemic Sound. They have over 35,000 tracks in several different genres and each song is categorized to help you find the music you want for your stream. They also have 90,000 sound effects as well. The best news is that they off a free 30-day trial so that you can check out their music for yourself.
A membership with Epidemic Sound will allow you to access and use their library of music on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram. You are free to create without worrying that you will get DMCA strikes on any content made while your membership is active, and the company won’t come after you for that content even if you end your membership.
Royalty-Free LoFi Hip Hop Playlist
I was able to create a 3-hour LoFi Hip Hop Playlist on Epidemic Sound in just a few minutes. The platform makes finding the right music easy and you can scan each track to ensure it is something you enjoy on your channel. If you change your mind about a song, it is easy to remove or replace it with a new song.
Here are 15 of the tracks that I found that fit in the LoFi Hip Hop genre:
|Gift of Gab||Smartface||Dreamy, Laid Back||Alt Hip Hop||70||3:02|
|Park Inn||Dylan Sitts||Dreamy, Laid Back||OS/Alt Hip Hop||122||2:29|
|It Must Be||Justnormal||Dreamy, Laid Back||Alt Hip Hop||80||2:42|
|Coffee Break||Gregory David||Happy, Laid Back||OS Hip Hop||77||3:36|
|Fallin' Thru Time||Guustavv||Dreamy, Laid Back||Alt Hip Hop||85||2:09|
|Throne||Ocean Jams||Lounge, Smooth||Alt Hip Hop||85||2:32|
|Red Head||Pro Reese||Happy, Smooth||OS Hip Hop||95||2:44|
|Sounds Good||Iso Indies||Laid Back, Smooth||OS Hip Hop||84||2:31|
|Obsolete Elevator||_91nova||Dark, Laid Back||Alt Hip Hop||74||2:51|
|The Riddle of the Record||Dusty Decks||Hopeful, Laid Back||OS Hip Hop||92||2:18|
|Perdula||Justnormal||Dreamy, Laid Back||Alt Hip Hop||85||2:27|
|Cetus||Sarah, the Illstrumentalist||Dreamy, Laid Back||OS Hip Hop||91||2:11|
|Soul Single Serenade||Dusty Decks||Dreamy, Laid Back||Alt Hip Hop||80||2:27|
|Midnight Somewhere||Guustavv||Dreamy, Laid Back||Alt Hip Hop||76||2:18|
With new music being added on a weekly basis, you will never have to worry about becoming bored with your playlist.
How to Create a LoFi Hip Hop Playlist on Epidemic Sound
To create your own LoFi Hip Hop playlist on Epidemic Sound, complete the following steps:
Create an Epidemic Sound account.
Click on “Me” on the top right-hand side of the screen.
Click the “Create Playlist” button on the left-hand sidebar.
Name the playlist and add it to a project (optional). Click the Save button.
Search for LoFi Hip Hop music. You can do this in three different ways:
- Use the search function in the top right-hand corner of the screen to search for “LoFi hip hop.”
- Click the Hip Hop option under genres on the home page, then add the “laid back,” “sentimental,” or “dreamy” moods.
- Type in the names of a few of the songs on the playlist that we listed above.
Listen to the song or scan through sections of it using your mouse (you will be able to see the song at the bottom of the screen). If you like it and want to add it to your playlist, click the “+” option to the right of the song.
After you’ve found 3-4 songs that you really like in the genre, you can either continue searching through songs in the same way or return to the “Me” section.
Select your playlist, then scroll to the bottom of the screen. Epidemic will select three tracks that are similar to the songs in the playlist. You can listen to them in the same way you did in step 6 and add the ones you like to your list. This makes it extremely easy to grow a strong playlist in a short amount of time.
You can also select a song that you like and select the “Find Similar” option to find new tracks. Over time, you will be able to create a longer playlist that you and your audience will enjoy during your stream.
Twitch streamers are eventually responsible for any content they put on their streams. If you use any kind of music, including LoFi, you need to make sure first that not only it is relevant to your channel, but also DMCA free.
The surest route to go for is by using reliable services, such as Epidemic Sound. A membership with Epidemic Sound allows you full access to hours and hours of the genre of your choice. You can create multiple playlists for your stream or even have your audience help you decide on which songs they like or dislike over time.