Online music store Beatport has today unveiled the addition of three new Bass music genres to their platform – Trap/Future Bass, Garage/Bassline/Grime and Leftfield Bass.
It’s about time, right? Well even Beatport think so. Speaking on this announcement, Beatport General Manager Terry Weerasinghe says “we 100-percent recognise that we are really late to the game introducing these genres, but we have been working hard with key labels, artists and press from the bass community to build the best possible experience for DJs.”
“We can’t make up for not having huge genres like Trap properly curated on the store five years ago. However we have now assembled a team dedicated to our bass genres, which means we can promote more bass artists and labels by giving them features like an international sales chart, profiled DJ Top 10s and regular artist and label spotlights, plus targeted social support and cross-promotion to our other key genres and global fan bases.”
Joining the already established Dubstep genre will be Trap/Future Bass – home to tracks from the likes of UZ, Mr. Carmack and Bro Safari – as well as Garage/Bassline/Grime which will host tunes from DJ Q, Distinkt and Flava D among others, and finally Leftfield Bass which will celebrate more eclectic flavours of Bass music from the likes of the Teklife crew, Hyperdub and more.
You can dive into these new Bass genres on Beatport now, so head on over and give it a geez. Better late than never, right?
Lets enjoy some Teklife goodness below in celebration of Beatport catching up!