Background Music: Electronica, Techno & Trance

These songs are under the broad category of electronica and are more upbeat than those in the chill-out category.

Free Background Music Tracks

The songs may be used for non-commercial purposes; simply provide credit: music by longzijun. You can refer to the Terms of Use for more information. More songs will be added later.

Unfolded (3:56)

A light electronic song that has a few quiet moments as well as a lively section. To download the MP3 or WAC files, go to:

Free Background Music 41: Unfolded

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Soft and Relaxing Background Music: Chillout and Ambient

These songs have a laid-back, electronic feel to them. A lot of my composition fall into this chill-out category. These chillout tracks may be used for non-commercial purposes; simply provide the credit: music by longzijun,  except of course for those songs featured guests. In such cases you should credit the musician who created the work (follow the crediting guidelines on that song’s download page). For more information, you can refer to the  Terms of Use.

Free Background Music Songs

These songs tend to work quite well as background tracks because they are relatively unobtrusive with some songs bordering on ambient.

Dreams (10:40)

This is most popular song in the Background Music series so far. It works well with a wide range of videos. For MP3 and WAV file download links, go to:

Background Music 12: Dreams 

Note: A rapper that goes by the name X’es Evol’i  has used an excerpt of this as an intro in his online album. If you get a copyright claim, you should dispute it. The instructions are here: Disputing Content ID Matches on my Songs.

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Free Instrumental Music: Short themes for intros, outros, credits and very brief videos

You can use these short music compositions (between 10 and 60 seconds in length for any non-commercial projects that you are working on (e.g., video, animation, presentations, etc.). Just provide a credit (Songs 1 to 14 should be credited to ‘music by longzijun’. If you use Song 15 or Song 26, however, it should be credited to Jessica Yip).

The fifteen songs in this Short Instrumental Themes series may also be used for free if you are monetizing the videos on YouTube or are part of the YouTube Red Partner pogram as long as attribution is given (music by longzijun). For more details, refer to the more detailed Terms of Use.

If you are looking for longer compositions, you can visit my free background music page:

Track 26. ‘Untitled’ by Jessica Yip (62 seconds)

This is an anime-inspired piano instrumental with a fast middle section. Note: If you use this song in one of your projects it should be credited as “Music: ‘Untitled by Jessica Yip (from”. The MP3 and WAV file download links are on this page:

Intro 26: Untitled

Track 25. Sonicide (20 – 36 seconds)

There are four different versions of this track. Each version is a different length. The last nine measures (the part with the drums are the same in each version and the cymbal crash always comes four seconds before the end):

  • 36 seconds
  • 30 seconds (this is the version in the video)
  • 28 seconds
  • 20 seconds

The song is based on an excerpt from my song Sonicidence (Track 27 in the Free Background Music series).

The download links (MP3 and WAV files) are on this page:

Intro Theme 25: Sonicide

Short Instrumental Themes 17-24

This video features 8 new tracks varying in length from 7 seconds to 34 seconds. There are two variations for each track. In most cases, the second version is slightly faster and one semitone higher. The following tracks are included:

  • Intro 17 (synth, with a beat) 0:34 & 0:32
  • Intro 18 (gentle & melodic) 0:10 & 0:09
  • Intro 19 (bubbly synth) 0:07.5 & 0:07
  • Intro 20 (aggressive: piano, guitar, war drums) 0:13 & 0:12
  • Intro 21 (perky synth & percussion) 0:08
  • Intro 22 (techno attack) 0:09 & 0:08
  • Intro 23 (slowly evolving electronic sounds) 0:20 & 0:18
  • Intro 24 (synth & drums) 0:17 & 0:16

The download links (MP3 and WAV files) are on this page:

Intro Themes 17-24: Free Short Instrumentals for Intros, Outros and Credits

Track 16. Holly’s Theme: Reprise (60 Seconds)

The short version starts at 2:54

A one-minute soundtrack that combines electronic and orchestral sounds. This is a kind of remix of the middle part of the solo piano song featured in the video. The 60-second version can be heard at 2:54 of the video. There is also a version without drums that can be downloaded. The MP3 and WAV file download links for all three versions are on this page:

Holly’s Theme (full and short versions)

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