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Future bass is a music genre that arose around 2006 in the United Kingdom, United States, France, Germany, Japan, China and Australia. 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 and Cashmere Cat and was popularized in the mid-2010s by artists like Mura Masa, Marshmello and Louis the Child. 2016 was seen as the breakout year for the genre.


Taking a lot of characteristics from trap and progressive house music, future bass is described as having a focus on a  supersaw bassline.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 level of the wave to adjust the waveform's volume (to create a ‘wobble’). In addition, it is common to utilize a somewhat "twinkly"-sounding gradual rise in pitch during "risers" (pre-drop buildups of white noise), and arpeggio chords, vocal chops or vocoders. The drums consist of kicks and rapid-fire hi-hats that are taken from trap music.



Future trap[]

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). DROELOE, RL Grime, Flux Pavilion and other producers have produced tracks of this subgenre.

Future core[]

Future core blends hardcore with the melodic content and sound design characteristics of future bass. It has been recognised as a genre among Japanese electronic music producers on SoundCloud since the release of the "FÜGENE" future core compilation album in early-mid 2017.

Kawaii Future Bass[]

Kawaii Future Bass ("kawaii" coming from Japanese meaning cute) is another subgenre. Mostly bombarded by jazz chords, video game samples and anime samples. Hugely popularized by artists such as Snail's House.

Notable Artists and Producers[]

  • 20sy
  • Alison Wonderland
  • Basenji
  • Baths
  • Big Wild
  • Cashmere Cat
  • Conro
  • Deon Custom
  • Ekali
  • Fairlane
  • Flume
  • TheFatRat
  • Flux Pavilion
  • Grant (Grant Bowtie)
  • Gill Chang
  • Giraffage
  • Grey
  • Gryffin
  • Hello Beddo
  • Hudson Mohawke
  • Hyper Potions
  • Illenium
  • Infinite (band)
  • James Blake
  • Jauz
  • JASE
  • Kasbo
  • Kaivon
  • Krewella
  • Les Gordon
  • Lido
  • Louis the Child
  • Madeon
  • Marshmello
  • Martin Garrix
  • Mura Masa
  • Odesza
  • Ookay
  • Panama
  • Porter Robinson
  • Rustie
  • R3HAB
  • Rebel Pandas
  • RL Grime
  • Said the Sky
  • San Holo
  • Seven Lions
  • Shant
  • Slumberjack
  • Slushii
  • Snail's House
  • Subtact
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The Japanese House
  • Virtual Riot
  • Wave Racer
  • Whethan
  • WRLD
  • Yasutaka Nakata
  • YUC'e