This release is the result of my love for many vintage genres, including oldschool instrumental hip-hop from Nujabes and J Dilla, Soul vinyls, Japanese City pop, and more. In my view, a lot of the attitude and vibes of hits in these genres are timeless, and I tried to capture even a sliver of that with these songs. I used a lot of Soul sampling and chopping, along with analog basses to create a retro feel.


kyoshi - Artist Image


[ Key Achievements ]

  • 15М+ streams across DSPs
  • added to 30 Spotify editorials – lofi beats, lofi sleep, lush lofi, lofi + chill, Chill Instrumental Beats & more
  • featured on Apple’s LoFi Chill, LoFi Sunday, Peaceful Focus, Creative Focus, LoFi Japan
  • interview on UK blog A.Room
  • supported on TIDAL’s New Music
  • part of Sleep Tales’ Rainy Nights & Dust Collector’s Sky Lounge compilation
  • supported by 19K independent playlists from curators like Retro Jungle, Sleep Tales, Fantastic Music, freshgoodies, luvwn, Hip Dozer

kyoshi – sweet nights / what i wanted

Release Date : May 24, 2023

[ Genres ]
lo-fi hip hop, instrumental hip hop, chill beats

[ Similar Artists ]
Nujabes, J Dilla, yuhei miura, Alexander IV

[ Release Info ]
Exciting up-and-coming producer kyoshi returns for his 4th Stereofox release (after “balcony” skyrocketed on lofi beats & debut project amassed 300K on Spotify without an editorial)

The double single sweet nights / what i wanted takes a more boom-bap turn than his previous lofi projects. 2 songs majestically blending soulful samples, jazzy keys, warm trumpets & guitars on top of classic head-nodding hip hop beats.

The Chinese, Canada-based artist has been making waves since the launch of his kyoshi moniker in 2021, amassing 10M streams, 50+ editorials (incl. Spotify’s lofi beats, lush lofi & Apple’s LoFi Chill, Peaceful Focus) & independent adds (Hip Dozer, LifeAt, Dreamhop). He was also part of Sleep Tales’ acclaimed Rainy Nights compilation.

[ Artist Bio ]
A music producer based in Vancouver, Canada, kyoshi’s influences vary between lo-fi hip-hop, electronica, and all the way to game scores and orchestral pieces.