Skream is sick of arguing about dubstep
Tue 6th Mar, 2012 News 2408 viewsin
“I feel like it is going to be as big as house – if not bigger,” quipped London mainstay Benga this week in an interview with Skiddle. “It’s the music of this generation and people from all over the scene are loving it – it’s game over.” The phenomenon he’s talking about is, of course, the divisive ‘d’ word, which has run riot from the Big Apple Records days to the mongrel, mainstage-ruling beast that it is today.
Overnight, the South West Four festival in London announced a host of new names to its ‘Bass Culture’ line-up on Sunday 26 August. Predictably, the fact that Skream & Benga have been billed under headliner Skrillex in their hometown has raised the ire of keyboard warriors (sample response: “Lol @ Skream & Benga being called Skrillex’s support act! Fucking cheek of it!”).
As for Skream’s position on all this, the often-exasperated trailblazer has again been jousting with followers on his Facebook page about the particulars of his chosen genre. “I’m not trying to be an asshole in anyway, but I dont get why people spend so much time arguing about ‘dubstep’,” he wrote. “There’s so much great stuff being made in all styles….The Deep/Youngsta style of stuff is the healthiest it’s ever been and theres some amazing tear-out being made. Yes, there is a lot of shit circulating but why concentrate on that?
“It’s pointless people trying to argue with me about dubstep and the change that has happened over the last couple years….It’s the biggest its ever been, I’m happy about that, why aren’t you? Is dubstep your child? Is it something you can put your name to? Why do you feel you have to spend so much time arguing about it? Mala is Mala, Skrillex is Skrillex…End of.” Suffice to say, Skream, that won’t be the “end of” it at all…