Bass Music is not the same as four on the floor music, the bass sound is the most important part of dance music in general. In the United States, Bass Music is deeply influenced by Hip Hop. Now we will introduce the main music styles of Bass Music, including Dubstep, Trap and Future Bass.
Dubstep was created in the late 90s in the United Kingdom, and with the current EDM term “Dubstep”, people usually refer to Skrillex-like “Brostep”, similar to the rhythm of the rock, to make the style more high energy. Brostep is a variant or branch of Dubstep, but there are also many old Dubstep fans who are dissatisfied with Brostep’s popularity in the name of Dubstep. EXCISION & DATSIK – Deviance (2011) SKRILLEX – Bangarang feat. Sirah (2012)
Trap and Hip Hop is a branch of this genre, and now its popularity has gone beyond Hip Hop itself, to the point where the genre relies on Trap fans to keep it going. Again, in the EDM world, the style we’re referring to is more EDM Trap; it features the use of TR-808 synthesizer sound, with Hip Hop Style rhythms. Yellow Claw – Shotgun ft. Rochelle (2014) DJ Snake, Lil Jon – Turn Down for What (2014) RL Grime, What So Not, and Skrillex – Waiting (2016)
Future Bass is a relatively new style of music, the sound can be described as ‘shiny’ or bright, with a lively beat, and can give an anime or video game vibe. San Holo – Can’t Forget You (2015) Marshmello – Summer with Lele Pons (2016) Illenium – Fractures (feat. Nevve) (2017)