Beatport is continuing its effort to try and expand its genre offerings on the web store. It has added the genre Afro House to its growing selection of genre categories.
With Afro House coming to Beatport, it has several big party brands, labels and DJs doing charts and helping to push the genre in the store. Rise, an Afro House party in Europe will curate a chart for Beatport, while labels such as Innervisions, Tribe Records, and Keinemusik, who regularly release Afro House will be seen on the page and Jimpster, Zepherin Saint, Hyenah, and Pablo Fierro will be curating charts.
In August it added three bass categories to its offering, including trap / future bass,” “leftfield bass” and “garage / bassline / grime.” Leftfield Bass included its own sub-genres, “deep dubstep” and “juke / footwork.”
“The Afro House sound is now stronger than ever on dancefloors around the world. We've focused this year on building the best possible store experience for DJs, which makes it the right time to add this thriving genre to Beatport,” says Beatport Chief Product Officer Terry Weerasinghe in a statement. “In order to do it right, we've collaborated closely with the labels and artists at the forefront of the movement. Our dedicated team will curate the best Afro House tracks every week, and spotlight the artists you need to know about."