Beatport has added three 'new' bass genres to its online pages. The move is part of a wider effort to try and clean up the website's catalogue, which also involved moving more than 1.5million tracks into their correct category, making it easier for customers to find what they want.
The new additions come in the form of Trap/Future Bass, Garage/Bassline/Grime, and Leftfield Bass, and were devised by the store's curators, who have been working closely with the likes of juke king DJ Spinn and Teklife, UK weightless innovator Mumdance, the hugely influential Rinse FM, Steve Aoki's globetrotting Dim Mak, Mad Decent, DJ Q, and Butterz, to check just a handful of names.
The categories complement the well-established Dubstep section, which is good news for purists, and the news comes six months after we announced Leftfield House had been added to the store, and just over a year since parent company SFX Entertainment confirmed the website would not be sold to alleviate financial difficulties.
"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," said Beatport General Manager Terry Weersinghe.
"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."