I've been told before that a genre such as drum and bass averages a BPM of 160-180, whereas dubstep is around 140 BPM and hip-hop is around 115 BPM.
Does anyone know where I can get a list of popular genres with their average BPM?
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Dubstep is around
140 BPM 70's to 100 (mostly 80-90)
Screamers are usually 130-150 BPM
Some of the basic tempo markings
See the discussion on the terms Lento and Agitato as they relate to tempo.
[rant continued]... , but ive been a dj for a while and until 5 years ago my style was only dubstep,mostly pure London style Dubstep. My beats were always straight 140 BPM, mainly because ALL the tracks were 140 BPM too. No variation. Ask yourself why the drop is always at the 27th or 54th second of a song. If there was any variation in tempo, that would differ too. And i also had this dj software, mainly just as database for the digital part of my music, that saves a lot of manual work to categorize them in groups. And that software also has a BPM counter and shows in which key the songs are produced. And all my dubstep, without an exception was counting registered as 140 BPM by the software. I don't know what music nowadays is called Dubstep by the kids, but it aint Dubstep bro. It's some sort of evolution style based on some sounds that the harder songs contained. Even Excision's songs are mainly at 140 BPM. The later harder dubstep that was called 'Bro-step'by Rusko, who was one of the first that made those harder tracks. If not The first one. If you want to know about dubstep, go listen to producers like Distance, J:Kenzo, Kromestar, Sukh Knight, Mala, Kahn, old Skream, old Rusko, Joker, Caspa, even Eptic. That is dubstep, and all released and still are 140 BPM tracks. 200 BPM Dubstep? Hahaha, sorry bro, but go listen to uptempo hardcore from people like Partyraizer, DRS, Andy the core or any other. That stuff should is 200 BPM and up.. Dubstep is slow motion compared to that. There is actually a style called drumstep, which is the sound of that Bro-Step i mentioned before but with the tempo and the breaks of drum n bass. Those are like 170BPM thanks to the d'n'b breaks. And it is way faster then regular dubstep. I clearly don't understand why a music theory site just lets people edit something with complete nonsense about a music style and just agree with it. It's totally wrong what is stated there. Go check. There are a lot of tools to find online to count the beats properly. It's only a few of them dubstep producers that go a little faster then the rest, like P0gman who has a ton of 150 BPM tracks. But that's his personal style and still is dubstep. Well i couldnt resist to reply at something that contains so much Bull@#$!and is just for everyone to read without anyone edit it.
Classical music averages around 120-140 BPM.
When you consider the tempos there's an even broader range.