Notable Subgenres: Chillout, Lounge
Notable Artists: Moby, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Nightmares on Wax, Boards of Canada
Notable Labels: Warp
Raves were famous for having "chillout" areas, where you could escape the hard-hitting beats of the various rooms and just relax. You needed music to accompany those spots, and while ambient was always good mood music, people still needed grooves. The slower paced tracks, still steeped in dance music, were perfect soundtracks for these spots, and became a slick genre all its own. It carried the same aesthetic that EDM did, but at a slower, calmer pace.