Magnetic Man‘s Benga has said that he believes Skrillex, Mumford & Sons and he and his bandmates are “the artists of this generation”.
The producer, who is part of Magnetic Man alongside fellow DJs Skream and Artwork, told NME in a video which you can see by scrolling up to the top of the page and clicking that he considers his band, the DJ sensation and the folk big-sellers to be the trailblaizers for this generation.
Asked who the artists of this generation were, the producer replied: “Us obviously, Skrillex and Mumford & Sons”, to which his bandmate Skream added: “What a weird group of people, can you imagine us all in a room together?”
Benga has also revealed that he has turned his back on dubstep, despite being considered one of its inventors.
Asked about this, Benga replied: “I’ve been seen to say that dubstep is the music of our generation, but that’s now changed. I believe now that certain artists are the future, I don’t want to be any part of dubstep anymore.”
Skream then added that he believed that “it was safe to say” that dubstep could be considered the music of this generation, adding: “I think it’s been the fastest genre to become solidified. The only reason dubstep has a bad rep is because it’s become a trend.”
Then asked about their future plans, Benga said: “We hope to have a single out before this year ends and we’ve started writing a new album, which will hopefully be out at the start of next year.”
Then asked about who would feature, he added: “I’m just predicting. It’s got Prince, James Blake, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz. And then on my solo album I’ve got Madonna, Aviici, Justin Bieber, Flo Rida.”
Skream then joked: “I’ve retired from being Skream, I’m only working with metal bands now.”