It looks like the massive online music store has now decided to add three brand new genres. After adding Dubstep a while ago, Beatport has decided to go “back to bass” by now including genres such as Trap/Future Bass, Garage/Bassline/Grime and Leftfield Bass.
Beatport General Manager Terry Weerasinghe has released a statement regarding the store’s new additions, saying that they know they are a bit late with them, but that they have been working hard to make sure that the DJs will have the best experience with the new genres. Check out his full statement below!
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.
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.