With the global bass music scene growing every year, Beatport has announced the addition of three brand-new genre categories. These much requested bass genres joining dubstep in the store include trap/future bass, garage/bassline/grime and leftfield bass.
The new categories were created by Beatport’s expert curation team after working extensively with leading artists, labels and press including UZ, OWSLA, Mad Decent, and Dim Mak, among many others.
Beatport has embarked on a comprehensive genre clean-up in 2017, moving over 1.5 million tracks to their correct categories. February also saw the new leftfield house and techno genre added to the store, showcasing high-quality underground releases and leading DJs to new discoveries. To celebrate the launch of these genres, Beatport is giving away free downloads of new bass tracks every week.
Beatport General Manager Terry Weerasinghe says,
We 100-percent recognize 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. We’ll also hand curate the best tracks every week, making Beatport the only store to give promotional merchandising slots to these genres week in, week out.
To celebrate the launch of these genres, Beatport is giving away free downloads of new bass tracks every week. The first round of free tracks includes “Introspection” by trap luminary UZ, from his album Layers. A new instrumental track from UZ’s Layers LP will be made available each week, along with more free bass tracks, at beatport.com/freetracks.