Bass music

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Bass music is a term used to describe several genres of electronic dance music arising from the 1980s on, focusing on a prominent bass drum and/or bassline sound. As one source notes, there are "many different types of bass music to fall into, each putting a different spin on one of music's loudest elements".[1] Typically, the bass sound is created using synthesizers and drum machines like, for example, the influential Roland TR-808.

Genres of this type include:

  • Miami bass, a subgenre of hip hop and electro that originated in the mid-1980s
  • UK bass, an umbrella term for certain genres of electronic dance music from the UK that originated in the mid-2000s
  • Future bass, a genre of electronic dance music that originated in the 2010s


  1. ^ Mason, Steven (March 16, 2018). "4 Songs to Show You the Power of Bass".