Bass music

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{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Original research |date=__DATE__ |$B= {{#invoke:Message box|ambox}} }} Bass music is an umbrella term that refers to various styles of music including drum and bass, bassline, dubstep and UK garage among others. The phrase began to be used in response to the blending of sounds between these genres. The key characteristic shared among these genres are an emphasis on basslines, groove and rhythm.

In the United Kingdom, bass music, or UK Bass has had major mainstream success since the late 2000s and early 2010s, with artists such as Example, Chase & Status, Skream, Benga and Wretch 32.[1]

Dubstep producer Skream, is quoted in an interview with The Independent in September 2011 as saying "The word dubstep is being used by a lot of people and there were a lot of people being tagged with the dubstep brush. They don't want to be tagged with it and shouldn't be tagged with it - that's not what they're pushing... When I say 'UK bass', it's what everyone UK is associated with so it would be a lot easier if it was called that."[2]

Outside of nightclubs, bass music has mainly been promoted and played on web radio stations, the most notable being Rinse.FM, Sub.FM, Rood.FM in the UK, and BassRadio.FM in the US.


External links

  • Presenting Everything Bass Driven, Interviews, Events, The Bass Music Awards in Association with Skiddle, Radio Station.
  • is an online magazine shedding light on various forms of bass driven music such as: Dubstep, UK Funky, Garage, Drum & Bass, House, Juke, Techno and more.
  • is an online community with up to date information, interviews, events calendar + more for all genres governed by the term 'UK Bass Music'.
  • is an online bass music station, covering various bass genres and artists.
  • Rinse.FM Popular UK based web radio station, that plays and promotes bass music
  • Rood.FM Popular, UK based web radio station, that plays and promotes bass music
  • Sub.FM Popular UK based web radio station, that plays and promotes bass music
  • BassRadio.FM Popular US based web radio station, that plays and promotes bass music
  • Furthering the progress of bass focused EDM genres by actively supporting bass music DJs and producers currently emerging in the United States.
  • Bassmusic blog. Filthy Dubstep Site about bassmusic subgenres including Dubstep, Drum and Bass and other 'bass-heavy' electronic music genres.
  • BassPort FM Popular UK based web radio station that supports up and coming sounds and talent in the Bass Music genres, including, Garage, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Trap and Glitch Hop.
  • Bass Music China Popular China based web with up to date information of bass music events in china, interviews, guest mix to promotes bass music