The site adds further distinctions by recategorizing half a million tracks.
Beatport’s latest update aims to help users who don’t want to cross-contaminate commercial EDM and underground electronic music. It’s an enormous demographic considering site representatives called genre reorganization Beatport’s “number one feature request” from users.
“Beatport serves DJs from both of these worlds, but it’s rare that a DJ wants to play both types of music,” a representative told Resident Advisor. “From now on each genre will only address one of these worlds.”
The update will add new genre tags such as “Future House” and “Big Room” to help with these new distinctions and has recategorized over 500,000 songs. The site will also feature more upcoming labels including Acido, Les Points and Whities.
All changes will go into effect next week on September 12.