Beatport

Beatport continues cleanup effort by adding three new genres


Beatport has been a staple in the electronic dance music community for an extremely long time and now they are looking to continue their improvement efforts. This year alone, the online retailer has relocated nearly 1.5 million tracks to updated genre categories as a way to reorganize the site in a more specific way. Genres such as future house and big room have been added in the past year to correctly identify tracks that were mislabeled over the years, which caused a lot of fan frustration. As a thank you to the millions of fans who use the site, Beatport is handing out a ton of bass-inspired tracks each week throughout the upcoming months.

Now, Beatport has decided to add three more genres and they focus more on the bass spectrum of music. The first of those categories is trap and future bass, which has undeniably become one of the scene’s biggest genres over the last year as nearly all of our favorite artists have attempted to produce something in that realm. The next is garage, bassline and grime, which is a heavily UK-influenced style that has been steadily increasing in popularity. The final added genre is leftfield bass, which is described as a more underground form of dubstep that you may not already be familiar with.

Beatport’s Terry Weerasinghe had this to say regarding the changes.

“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.”

Check out this week’s free downloads here.