Dubstep Act Magnetic Man Wants to Work With Eminem
With dubstep in the U.S., now called “brostep” in some circles, the sound has aligned itself partially with rock, particularly as Skrillex produced Korn’s latest album and even worked with The Doors. On the other side of the pond, however, Magnetic Man, which includes producers and DJs Benga, Skream, and Artwork, appear to be leaning more toward hip-hop. And, in an approach that many prominent EDM acts are taking, they want to collaborate with a major artist. In this case, they want to work with Eminem.
Previously, John Legend appeared on the group’s debut effort. Now, as the trio is working on their follow-up, Benga stated: “I couldn't believe we got John Legend on our first album, so now we think, 'Can you get me Eminem?’”
Although some hip-hop stars, like Jay-Z and Kanye West on Watch The Throne, have dabbled with dubstep, can you see Eminem getting involved in the genre?
Benga, as well, is preparing for his own solo album and is having a documentary made about his life. However, he recently admitted that he’s walking away from dubstep, which likely will affect future releases – even possibly Magnetic Man’s sophomore album. While he hasn’t hinted about where his sound is going, a post-dubstep scene, pioneered by Mount Kimbie, James Blake, Chase & Status, and even Nero, is emerging in the U.K. About this change, he has said: "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."
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