Beatport has created new genres to distinguish EDM and underground electronic music.
You may already know that Beatport has been working hard on the re-classification of their genres.
Here’s what you need to know about the new Beatport genres:
- Two new genres will be added to the store, “Big Room” and “Future House“
- Pop/Rock is becoming Dance, which is already in effect
- Chill Out has been phased out as a genre and merged with Electronica to become Electronica/Downtempo
- Nearly all 4/4 music from Electronica Top 100 will be classified as Deep House
- Electro House will be phased out as a genre and become the sub-genre of Big Room
- Progressive House will remain as a main genre but it will be realigned as Progressive in the style of Sasha/Digweed
- EDM style Progressive will be merged into Big Room
Incoming Electro House content will be mapped to Big Room | Electro House. And incoming Electronica and Chill Out will be mapped to a new primary genre of Electronica / Downtempo.
The update will be rolled out on Monday, Sept. 12. Learn more here.