Pao's Blog


When I want to take a break from making music, I like to write about what I have learned on my musical journey... So I started this blog where I'll be covering a various range of topics more or less related to lofi and chillhop, hoping it will help somebody else with their hustle.


Yo, May's here! The sky is blue, the sun is shining, the birds are singing and bees are buzzing everywhere around... and couples are rushing to kiss under blossoming trees dressed up in face masks so they don't catch that crazy virus... and basically love is in the air! And all those things kinda made me inspired to put together...

A monthly selection of the six "best" beats that caught my ears the most amongst all the past month's submissions is here again! It's always hard to choose just six of them and sometimes it's as close as a coin flip, but here they are, waiting for your ears! Big ups to everyone who submitted their beats and congratulations to this month's winners!...

Despite what some people might say, sampling has always been an undeniable part of music-making, since... well... since it got technically possible to sample. But especially when you're an impatient person like me, the process of searching for samples can sometimes get a little frustrating, and even more if you don't even know where to look.

Especially if you're used to submitting your music into Spotify playlists, you've certainly encountered a Toneden Unlock link at some point - a link that shows you the popup window prompting you to sign in with your Spotify login and then asking you to follow the artist/playlist/whatever in order to unlock the "secret" link for a submission form.

Lofi hip hop culture seems to be quite interlinked with the cannabis one, and it's no wonder. Those slow, chilled-out beats can go really well with that pleasant high, unleashing the ultimate relaxational combo. And while I could write a whole another blog post on the topic, this one has a bit different purpose. Today, I want to celebrate the...

Were you ever curious about what's happening in my head when I'm considering your submission for placement in one (or more) of my Spotify playlists, and how do my preferences generally go with your flow? Well, it's your lucky day today - this blog post is practically a cheat sheet revealing the guaranteed ways of catching my attention and getting...

A monthly selection of the six "best" beats that caught my ears the most amongst all the past month's submissions is here again! It's always hard to choose just six of them and sometimes it's as close as a coin flip, but here they are, waiting for your ears! Big ups to everyone who submitted their beats and congratulations to this month's winners!...

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