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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.
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."
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.
- "Skream: "I want to make sure once this fad dies out, I'm still standing"". The Independent. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2012-01-04.
- www.bassmusicmovement.com Presenting Everything Bass Driven, Interviews, Events, The Bass Music Awards in Association with Skiddle, Radio Station.
- bassmusic.me 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.
- www.UKBassMusic.com is an online community with up to date information, interviews, events calendar + more for all genres governed by the term 'UK Bass Music'.
- www.rood.fm 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
- www.USBASSMUSIC.com 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.