Bass music is a term used to describe several genres of electronic dance music and hip hop 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". Typically, the bass sound is created using synthesizers and drum machines like, for example, the influential Roland TR-808.
Electronic dance music genres of this type may include:
- Bass house
- Drum and bass
- Future bass
- Glitch hop
- Midtempo bass
- Trap (EDM)
- UK bass
- UK garage
Hip hop genres of this type may include:
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