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KATY B STICKS UP FOR MADONNA'S USE OF DUBSTEP

26 June 2012
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KATY B STICKS UP FOR MADONNA'S USE OF DUBSTEP

Katy B has come out in support of Madonna and her use of dubstep on latest album 'MDNA'.

The veteran popstar has come under fire after using the underground sound for her own means. Her track 'Gang Bang' breaks into dubstep at around the 3.30 minute mark (see video below). But Katy reckons she's just trying to keep up with the times.

"The thing is to stay a relevant artist you have to evolve. If [Madonna] went and made 'Like A Prayer' again it would be a bit boring. To stay interesting you have to work with your contemporaries. I think everyone jumps on a bandwagon in some ways, it just depends on what level," Katy said in a recent interview.

Madge has been mocked for jumping on the dubstep hype, with her most high profile hater being Deadmau5. The outspoken man in the mask has referred to her as a 'funky grandma'.

So why do world-beating artists rip off new sounds? Ever the level-headed lady, Katy B can explain. The South Londoner also said: "When I first started writing songs I was jumping on a bandwagon a bit, even if it was a bit lower down the food chain so to speak. I guess Madonna is doing the same thing but just with the whole world looking at her. As long as she’s passionate about it, that’s all that matters. She’s been making dance music before I was even born."

But this is by no means the first time that a popstar has hopped onto the wobble. Remember Britney's attempt? And Bieber's dubby ditty?

TAGS: DUBSTEP / EDM / KATY B / MADONNA

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