Phoenix Lights Artist Spotlight: Ekali
January 19, 2017
January 19, 2017
As electronic dance music has evolved, more and more artists have aspired to bend the boundaries of genres, and tap into into untouched territories of production. There was a simpler time where genres only consisted of house and techno, with sub genres like deep, dubstep, electro house, drum and bass, tropical house, glitch hop, and hardstyle, and all sorts of modifications of those have been born ever since.
Last year banging trap beats took over, and I would say that 2015’s leading genre in popularity was trap. 2016 has seen a variety of styles in bass music coming to light including unique variations of dub, trap, house, you name it. As these styles have evolved, the concept of future bass has become huge, named simply enough.
The urban dictionary explains future bass saying… “Future Bass can include music from any genre that emphasis a hard bass line but actually refers to music that can not be categorized into one specific genre.” Although the moniker of future bass has been around for a while now, it seems to me as it has begun to takeover the scene taking it’s name from a combination of synths, squeaks, aquatic wildlife sounds, and probably a few tones whose names don’t even exist yet.
These days there are many, but some artists i would use to exemplify future bass are Slushii, Louis The Child, Flume, Mura Masa, San Holo, and What So Not. These artists display there diversity as artists being able to combine aspects of different genres together along a heavy bass line. As the genre with no limits continues to grow, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for future bass.