Beatport Reveals Last Decade’s Stats: Dubstep Is Officially Dead

Recently Beatport unveiled the charts ranking its selling articles between 2004-14. The charts, dependant on Beatport’s not-always-correct genre tagging system, are not the biggest indicators of popularity in music. Having said that, it does give one definitive answer: dubstep has come and gone. Find the 3 graphs below with short comments.


  • Dubstep’s stardom was short-lived. It’s popularity started plummeting after the peak in 2011, reaching all-time low in 2014.
  • Deep house has had a steady upcoming ever since 2005, peaking in 2014 and putting it into the top spot.
  • Techno and tech house have had a similar path
  • The popularity of progressive house, one of the most debated genres in EDM is decreasing.
  • On the rise since inexpensive digital sampling gear was introduced, breaks or breakbeat has been on a steady decline.


  • Beatport’s Top Selling Performers chart doesn’t really bring any surprises with it.
  • A big part of Martin Garrix being on top has to do with his track ‘Animals’ which is also #1 on “Top DJ Charted Tracks of All Time.”
  • Deadmau5 has a balanced catalogue of original mixes and remixes, as he becomes #1 selling artist with only 2 tracks listed below.


Source: Beatport

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