What is BPM?

Here you can get a list of popular and electronic genres with their average BPM.

What is BPM?

BPM is an Acronym for Beats Per Minute. It’s used in the context of electronic music to measure Tempo of a song; tempo is the speed of the beat/music.

You can usually identify music genres by its tempo, first you have to know what the typical BPMs of popular genres are.

Let’s start the list!

GenreTypical Tempo
Hip-Hop80-115 BPM
Downtempo / TripHop / Chill-out90-120 BPM
Deep House120-125 BPM
House / Tech House120-130 BPM
Electro-House / Progressive House125-130 BPM
Trance130-135 BPM
Dubstep70-90 BPM / 130-140 BPM
Techno130-150 BPM
Trap140 BPM
Hardstyle145-150 BPM
Jungle155-180 BPM
Drum and Bass165-185 BPM
Hardcore160-200 BPM

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