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I think 'west coast bass' would be a great addition to the forum. Ive found 'west coast bass' tracks in the dubstep section, but it would be nice if they had their own area to go in. Here are some examples of 'west coast bass.' 

 

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@mrchefsucks i understand the tracks have a similar sound. Do the artists state that is the subgenre of their work? Who calls it "Westcoast Bass"? I have never heard the term before. Also, if you can help explain the musical structure of the style and give 50 examples of threads that exist on this forum, we can make that subgenre happen.

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I've called it westcoast bass. It's a difficult genre to pindown I think because of it's postmodern nature in the sense that it's a mix of a lot of different bass music genres. I think one defining characteristic would be the hip hop influence and not just trap.

I think one really great example is G Jones

Ya there's big drops and crazy modulated mid range noises but it certainly isn't dubstep and the rhythms have a more hip hop influence than DnB so it isn't really halftime.

Drawing on G Jones as an example again, this song has heavy jungle influence but I don't think can be categorized as a strictly Jungle track

To give another example from a prominent producer is the west coast bass music scene, here is Sayer:

This kind of track is likely to be put in the Experimental or Halftime Section and I don't know that it really belongs in there. In fact, many "West Coast Bass" tracks end up in the experimental section largely because of their broken, syncopated rhythms which is prevalent in many of these kinds of tracks. This very post by you @FrnchPAirI think could be put into a West Coast Bass Section

If you find this post pertinent, I can go and find more examples to meet your quota of 50 but I would like to maybe get some feedback first.
 

Now, the question of what to name this section, I don't know that "West Coast Bass" is a good title because, although this style is heavily prominent in the pacific northwest, that's not the only people making it and it's gaining more traction worldwide especially with people like G Jones being so popular. The name of this genre is subject to a lot of debate in the bass music scene here on the west coast. I've heard "leftfield" (cause it's rhythms seemingly come out of nowhere), or just the simple "weird bass" which is just non-descriptive. I've also heard "experimental bass" but I'm really not a big fan because as the style gains more traction there isn't much "experimenting" going on. Except Bleep Bloop. That crazy MFer can claim the title experimental.

I personally call it "Break Bass" sorta referencing drum breaks (and also kinda sounds like breakbeat) because I feel like it often switches between different bass music styles from all around.

 

I feel adding this genre would help cleanup the dubstep, trap, halftime, and experimental sections and make it easier to find the kind of tracks I'm looking for.

That's my 2 cents

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@twonb1tc4 All great points! The Experimental section was created to put all of these types of tracks in before it became a bit more mainstream. I see a lot of labels (Saturate, Sound Museum, Samsara, etc..) coming through with more music like this as well. I like the term Breaks Bass, but it may be confused with breaks/breakbeat. Experimental Bass is pretty open ended, but this sound is definitely picking up.

Originally Halftime/Halfstep was for DnB artists who would cut out half the percussion and emphasize the basslines (a lot of DnB VIPs have 1 of these drops) Recently, trap artists are moving up the bpm range from 140, to 160, and now 174 (which could also be considered 87/88 bpm) and they are getting dumped into the halftime/halfstep section as well because the tracks mix together so well. So a new section is probably in order, we just need to agree on a name. 

By all means, 50 cland links is more than enough to create the section. So, do please share, and we will start the subgenre ASAP. Also, which Section would it fall under? Trap, DnB, Dubstep, Future Bass/Beats? 

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Sweet glad I could contribute something @FrnchPAir

I think our best bet is "Leftfield Bass"
Beatport already has a section dedicated to it https://www.beatport.com/genre/leftfield-bass/85
 

I'm leaning towards putting it under Drum and Bass just because it has so many similarities with a few of those sub-genres but I think it would be fine under Future Beats/Bass

I'll start working on a list of 50 to put in there

 

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@GanjastepTagging you to see this post and possibly new sub-genre soon.

Feel free to create threads too if you have more that aren't up here. We appreciate the effort!

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@FrnchPAir here ya go:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Majority of it is stuff either you or @Monster Juiceposted in the experimental section. I could go through the halftime section and probably pick out some more from there
 

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@Monster Juice do you concure on a new subgenre devoted to this? 

Is leftfield dirivative of trap, dubstep, or dnb more than future bass/beats?

or.. another idea, rename Experimental to Leftfield Bass and make the mods' job easier?

anyone/everyone's input/opinion is appreciated. Please chime in

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Goin through the first couple pages of halftime and I came up with these tracks that could be classified as such

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@FrnchPAir Just about all my posts are this genre.... I refer to is as Freeform , but its also called Weird/Experimenta/WC Bass...When these artists tag it on Soundcloud, Bandcamp it usually says 1 of the 4 if not all 4..   Stoked these will all be in the same section, this sound is def gaining popularity, we are now seeing artists  like G Jones , Space Jesus, Minnesota, etc on the main stages at festivals..   I think it should be called Freeform Bass, but whatever ya choose will be DOPE !!!!!

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