Beatport launches Bass House genre category
Beatport launches Bass House as a new genre category.
Last week Beatport announced the addition of a new Bass House page to the store, which continues its history of identifying and championing new genres in the electronic music world.
The addition of Bass House follows the successful launch of several new Beatport genres since 2017, including Melodic House & Techno, Afro-House, Trap/Future Bass, Garage/Bassline/Grime and Leftfield Bass.
So, what is Bass House then and how can you identify it?
Bass House is a growing sound in the wider electronic music scene, bringing together 4/4 elements with resonant bass and syncopated drums, often influenced by breaks. Many tracks in this style previously came via artists from the worlds of Electro House and Dubstep, although a deeper strain has started to cross over into genres like Tech House and Breaks. While the sound is wide-ranging and ever-evolving, certain core components define a track as Bass House.
Bass (House) in your face
As Bass House expands its presence on the international scene, its big-name advocates include the artists Malaa & Tchami, AC Slater, Chris Lorenzo, Skrillex, Jauz, Taiki Nulight, Anna Lunoe and Volac. The sound has also found a home on esteemed labels like Confession, Night Bass, Spinnin’, OWSLA and Audiophile XXL. In 2018, the genre’s standout hits included Flava D ’s ‘Acting Stank’ (Night Bass) and Skrillex & JOYRIDE’ s ‘Agen Wida’ (OWSLA).
Malaa, resident artist on Tchami’s Confession label, commented, “The launch of a new genre, like Bass House, is exciting. It’s the recognition of a new sound, representing an evolution in electronic music.”
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