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Welcome to the parallel universe of
MTV's CHILL OUT ZONE!
This is a tribute to the most insanely uncompromising and stimulating music program to have ever graced the airwaves of Music Television worldwide. A long-standing bastion of contagious creativity, delightful unpredictability and mind-bending unconventionality. Born at a time when bold, adventurous and stimulating music programming could still find its way into major media outlets.
CHILL OUT ZONE was a weekly MTV show focusing on the finest electronic/alternative music around, showcasing a healthy dose of unusual, challenging yet highly enjoyable tunes. It could be weird and fun, relaxing and danceable, electronic, electric, acoustic, instrumental, cool or just horribly wonderful. It first appeared on MTV Europe in 1993, bringing together a generation of insomniac music enthusiasts across the continent for many years to follow.
CHILL OUT ZONE provided the perfect soundtrack for all those just in from a heavy night out. Every weekend in the early morning hours, MTV would take its viewers on an exciting journey through the realms of audio/visual experimentation. Top-notch ambient house, trip hop, drum & bass, downtempo, psychedelic trance, laid-back techno, avantgarde, shoegaze, dub, minimal, acid jazz, lounge, post-modern indie and leftfield electronic tracks were accompanied by the best in both classic and cutting-edge animation.
Music selections were consistently adventurous, deliberately uncompromising and absolutely extravagant - viewers could expect oddities aplenty from stoned Scottish, wasted Welsh, pretentious Poles, deranged Dutch and intoxicated Italian producers, to name but a few.
Far too eclectic, atypical, sophisticated and thought-provoking to find a slot on present-day linear TV, the CHILL OUT ZONE and its legacy will live on forever in a parallel dimension.