Future bass

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Future bass is an electronic dance music genre and umbrella term that arose around 2006 in the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, China and Australia.[1] It is a broad genre of music, comprising a wide variety of sounds and rhythms normally produced by a synthesizer. The genre was pioneered by Flume, Rustie, Wave Racer, and Cashmere Cat and was popularised in the mid-2010s by artists like Louis the Child, Marshmello, Martin Garrix, Mura Masa and San Holo.[2][3][4] 2016 was seen as the breakout year for the genre.[5]


The sound waves are often modulated using automation or low-frequency oscillation controlling the cutoff of an audio filter (typically a low- or high-pass filter), or the wave's amplitude, to adjust the waveform (to create a ‘wobbly’ effect on its parameters). In addition, it is common to utilise a somewhat "twinkly"-sounding gradual rise in pitch during "risers" (pre-drop buildups of white noise), and arpeggio chords, vocal chops or vocoders.[6]


Future trap[edit]

Future trap is a fusion between future bass and trap (which often features hard trap drops as opposed to often synth-laden future bass drops). RL Grime, Flux Pavilion and other producers have produced tracks of this subgenre.[citation needed] Future bass-like synths are often used between drops, giving future trap its "future" prefix.

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  9. ^ "Conro Returns with Brand-New EP 'All Eyes On Me'!". EDM Identity. 2018-10-12. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  10. ^ Erik (2017-11-16). "Diplo Shows That Future Bass Is Still Booming With 'Get It Right'". EDM Sauce. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  11. ^ "Grandtheft Releases New Single "Square One" Featuring R&B Vocalist MAX". Run The Trap. 2017-12-05. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  12. ^ "Will Clarke's Cuddle Club Playlist". Your EDM. 2018-07-19. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  13. ^ a b "Krewella Just Dropped An Exhilarating New Collaboration [Listen Here]". Your EDM. 2017-12-08. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  14. ^ Smith, Joseph (January 4, 2017). "Martin Garrix Has Previewed A New Future Bass Release". Stoney Roads. Retrieved 2017-04-29.
  15. ^ "DJ Mustard and Nick Jonas Drop a Future Bass Single... Um, What?". Your EDM. 2018-05-12. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  16. ^ "RL Grime Drops Career-Defining Album 'NOVA,' One Of This Year's Best". Your EDM. 2018-07-27. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  17. ^ "Listen to Aussie Beatsmith What So Not's #TBT Mixtape, Inspired by His 'Rock Kid' Origins". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  18. ^ "Said The Sky & Dabin Unleash Beautiful New Single "Superstar"". Your EDM. 2018-06-23. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  19. ^ "SLANDER Drops Future Bass Remix of Above & Beyond's 'Always' With Zoe Johnston: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-10-17.
  20. ^ "Wave Racer is More Than Just "Future Bass"". Complex. Retrieved 2017-06-05.