Each of the 3 new categories will offer clearer genre tagging for today’s popular bass sub-genres.
Leftfield bass, users will be able to find the deep dubstep and juke/footwork, drifting further from the main dubstep category that’s been populated by heavier material. Expect to find music on respected labels like Teklife, Deep Medi Musik and Hyperdub alongside artists like Ikonika, DJ Spinn and Addison Groove.
The trap/future bass category will focus on what has been one of the fastest growing genres, mainly in the US and Canada. Here’s where artists like UZ, Mr. Carmack, Quarterjack and Bro Safari will be found, with key labels like Quality Good Records, discoSWAG, Mad Decent, Dim Mak and OWSLA.
UK underground influenced fans and artists can finally rejoice as garage/bassline/grime has its own category. Here users will find pioneers like DJ Q alongside the likes of Distinkt and Flava D, with Butterz, 877 Records, XOX CULT, Night Bass Records, and Crucast as some of the top labels.
To celebrate the launch of these genres Beatport is giving away a new track from an exclusive instrumental version of UZ’s Layers LP. A new track from UZ’s Layers LP will be made available each week, along with more free bass tracks at beatport.com/freetracks.