In a recent interview with NME, Benga, considered to be one of the forefathers of the dubstep genre, has vowed to disassociate himself from the genre, saying “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.” Benga, along fellow influential dubstep artists Skream and Hatcha, worked at Big Apple Records in Croydon, South London, a store which is credited with creating and shaping the overall sound of dubstep in it’s early years.

In more recent times, Benga has been working as a duo with Skream, and as a trio with Skream and Artwork under the alias Magnetic Man. At the end of the interview, Benga insisted he is focusing his time on the next Magnetic Man album, which itself is a dubstep project – so who really knows what this guy is talking about. Just watch the interview yourself and judge whether these comments were made in jest.

Watch the interview here: