March 2, 2012 14:45

Magnetic Man's Benga: 'Dubstep is the music of this generation'

Producer also says he's '100%' in favour of Skrillex…

Magnetic Man's Benga: 'Dubstep is the music of this generation'

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Magnetic Man's Benga believes that dubstep is "the music of this generation".

In an interview with Skiddle, the producer said that the genre had the potential to be bigger than house music and insisted it wouldn't become a "fad" in the future.

He said:

I feel like with the people that are pushing the scene and their ambition, I feel like it is going to be as big as house if not bigger. It's the music of this generation and people from all over the scene are loving it – it's game over.

When asked if he was worried that too much mainstream exposure would dilute the genre, he replied: "If we want to keep things moving then we will, we really will. It's like people always say a genre is going to die if this happens or that happens, but it's not really the big names that push things forwards, it's the artists inside of it because this is what we do. It won't become a fad."

Benga, who formed Magnetic Man with fellow producers Skream and Artwork in 2007 and went on to release his own album 'Diary Of An Afro Warrior' in 2008, also said that he was a fan of Skrillex. When asked if he rated the DJ, he said: "Yeah I do 100% percent, I feel like his vision and ambition was unmatchable. He achieved everything that he wanted to achieve.

"He just reminded us that it’s time to start dreaming again and make big things happen. I really like that guy I really do."

Magnetic Man will play this year's Isle Of Wight Festival, with the trio set to join headliners Pearl Jam, Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen for this year's bash. Also on the bill are Miles Kane, Jessie J, Best Coast, Stooshe, Dry The River, Kelis, Caro Emerald and The Real D'Coy. They will join Elbow, Example, Noah And The Whale, Biffy Clyro, Madness, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds and The Vaccines.

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