Genre: Bassline

An evolution of mid-90s Speed Garage, Bassline appeared in the early 2000’s, centred around Sheffield’s Niche nightclub. Whilst DJs in London were spinning Dark Garage tracks and the precursors to Grime and Dubstep, DJs in the north were creating something new, based around the 4×4 drum patterns of older Speed Garage tunes and harsh basslines similar to those used in Drum and Bass. The competition between northern DJs caused the genre to rapidly progress, and by the late 00s Bassline tunes were filling the charts. Today, artists such as Bad Boy Chiller Crew and DJ Q are keeping the genre alive and new artists are constantly innovating within it.