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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 unconventional individualism in an otherwise increasingly bland and risk-averse industry.
CHILL OUT ZONE was a weekly TV 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, connecting 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 unquestionably extravagant - viewers could expect music videos from stoned Scottish, wasted Welsh, pretentious Poles, deranged Dutch and intoxicated Italian producers, among other oddities.
Far too tasteful, refreshing and unusual to survive on linear TV in these uninspiring, dull times, the CHILL OUT ZONE and its legacy will live on forever in cyberspace.