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An alternate set of Bass Music genres

I got the music collecting bug really bad this year. Today I was going back through 2012 trying to make sense of it all and work out what was good and what wasn't. Part of the problem is that Electronic Dance Music genres don't make a lot of sense to me. Especially this year when there's so much cross pollination between the scenes. So I started working on a new set of genre buckets based on how the music made me feel or the circumstances I might listen to it. There's some precedent here because in the early 2000s we listened to a lot of music that we called "Cocktails at Sunset"; things like Cinematic Orchestra or Kruder and Dorfmeister. So here's my take on a subset of 2012 bass driven musics. It wasn't deliberate as I was doing it but it's turned into a bit of a tale about Saturday night, Sunday morning.

Drama Llama Diva
Pre-loading before the night out. So much emotion, so little time. The Weeknd, Jessie Ware remixes.

Lounge Step
If cocktail bars played decent music for the 1st martini at 7:30pm, this would be it. Author, Benjamin Damage & Doc Daneeka

Living in the Happy House
Getting in the groove, in the happy place, with the happy smile. Maya Jane Coles, Huxley, Jack Dixon

Snap, Crackle & Pop
Break down, Build, Drop, Repeat. Stabbing the eardrums with icicles of compressed mid-range attack. Are we having fun yet? Disclosure, Scuba, Minaj, Azaelia

Fidget & Gurn
It's 2am. Molly and her friends keep treading on your toes as they push past you. Joy Orbison, Boddika, Pearson Sound, Ramadanman

Blue Bass Shoes
Arches blackness. Foot shuffle. Bass wind. T-shirt rattle. Lights. Cloakroom. iPod. Automatic. Home. Holy Other, DJ Rum

Sweet Dreamz
Wrap me up in cotton wool. A few more hours and I'll be asleep. Aiden Baker, Echospace, Recondite

Armchair Therapy
Lonely headphones in a comfortable armchair. No rush, no fuss. Andy Stott, Silent Servant

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