The dance music retailer today added 'leftfield bass,' 'trap/future bass' and 'garage/bassline/grime.'
Three new genre categories were added today: 'leftfield bass,' 'trap/future bass' and 'garage/bassline/grime.' 'Leftfield bass' will also include the sub-genres 'deep dubstep' and 'juke/footwork,' new homes for labels like Teklife, Hyperdub and Deep Medi. (Another new sub-genre, 'halftime,' will appear under 'drum & bass.') Until now, Beatport's bass music section only included 'dubstep,' which has been on the site since 2010.
"We 100% recognise that we are really late to the game introducing these genres," said Beatport's general manager Terry Weerasinghe. "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."