Future bass

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Future bass is a music genre that arose around 2006 in the United Kingdom, United States, Japan, China and Australia.<ref>"What Is Future Bass, Anyways?". Thump. Archived from the original on February 16, 2016. </ref> 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 popularised in the mid-2010s by artists like Mura Masa, Marshmello and Louis the Child.<ref>Lucas (February 29, 2016). "Flume Unleashes Spectacular New Mix & We Just Can't Stop Listening". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-06-05. </ref><ref>"Make Future Bass Music Like Flume With Singular Sounds' Sample Pack – thissongslaps.com – Electronic Dance Music & Hip-Hop Media". www.thissongslaps.com. Retrieved 2017-06-05. </ref><ref>Davies, Hayden. "Meet Whethan, The 17-year-old Producer Working With Skrillex". PILERATS. Retrieved 2017-06-05. </ref><ref>"Best Future Bass Songs of 2016". Run The Trap: The Best EDM, Hip Hop & Trap Music. December 23, 2016. Retrieved 2017-06-05. </ref> 2016 was seen as the breakout year for the genre.<ref>"The 10 Best Future Bass Tracks of 2016". Magnetic Magazine. Retrieved 2017-06-05. </ref>

Characteristics

Taking a lot of characteristics from trap music, future bass is described as having a focus on a hard bassline (sometimes is an 808) with detuned synthesizers, mostly sawtooth and square waves. 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 utilise a somewhat "twinkly"-sounding gradual rise in pitch during "risers" (pre-drop buildups of white noise), and arpeggio chords, vocal chops or vocoders.<ref>"Future Bass: Get Familiar With EDM's Sound of 2017". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on March 26, 2017. </ref><ref name=":1">Turner, David (February 14, 2017). "Future Bass: Get Familiar With EDM's Sound of 2017". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2017-04-29. </ref> The drums consist of kicks and rapid fire hi hats that are taken from trap music.

Subgenres

Due to its popularity, future bass has spawned a few subgenres:

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 a future core compilation album in early-mid 2017.<ref>"「FÜGENE」 Crossfade". Soundcloud. Retrieved 2018-01-02. </ref>

Artists and producers

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