Beatport creates a new Melodic House & Techno​ genre

Reflecting one of the dominant sounds on global dancefloors, BEATPORT, ​a division of LiveStyle​, today announced the addition of its new Melodic House & Techno​ genre.

In 2018, Beatport’s House and Techno charts are swelling with a style frequently heard in the sets of scene-leading DJs like Dixon​, Tale Of Us and Solomun​. It’s a heady, melodic, arpeggiator-heavy sound that’s both brooding and built for clubs. With artists including Stephan Bodzin​, Patrice Bäumel​, Oliver Koletzki​, Mind Against​, Matador​, Finnebassen and Bedouin leading the charge, this strain of house and techno is thriving on labels like Afterlife​,
Diynamic, Innervisions​ and Stil Vor Talent​.

Previously, this content has been dispersed amongst Beatport’s Techno​, Deep House​, Tech House and Electronica genres, making it increasingly difficult to know where to find the most up-to-date releases in this style. Our dedicated team will now curate the best Melodic House & Techno tracks each week in one place, with regularly rotating content from the labels and artists at the forefront of the melodic takeover.

“While Beatport’s main House and Techno categories represent the biggest floor-filling tracks across the genres, Melodic House & Techno brings together a thriving sound that has not been easy to categorise as the lines blur between sounds and styles,” commented Beatport Label & Artist Relations Director, Jack Bridges​.

“Combining genres in this way under a new specialised category follows the successful launch of Leftfield House & Techno on the store in 2017, which caters for the underground DJ while recognising that blurring of genre lines. With a new home for Melodic House & Techno, we’re also excited to take Deep House back to a sound more closely aligned with its origin story. These improvements are all part of our ongoing mission to streamline the Beatport experience for every kind of DJ.”

The launch of Melodic House & Techno continues Beatport’s comprehensive process of genre refinement, which has moved over 1.5 million tracks to their correct categories. In addition to Leftfield House & Techno, 2017 also saw the launch of Afro-House and three much-requested bass genres: Trap/Future Bass​, Garage/Bassline/Grime​ and Leftfield Bass​.

Melodic House & Techno on Beatport: https://www.beatport.com/genre/melodic-house-and-techno/90


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