Jonathan Davis: 'Dubstep Is The New Electronic Metal'
The Korn frontman sees so many similarities between dubstep and heavy metal that he's making a push with his DJ alter-ego J Devil.
Posted on Aug 08, 2012 02:16 pm
Korn frontman Jonathan Davis believes dubstep is officially part of heavy metal culture.
His comments come only a year after working with Grammy-winning Skrillex on Korn's "The Path To Totality".
"North American dubstep is the new electronic heavy metal. It's the-filthier-the-better in that world, and with heavy metal, it's the heavier the better, so it's kind of the same thing," he told Spinner.
Davis talked about his DJ alter-ego J Devil and how he's trying to shake up the EDM [Electronic Dance Music] scene:
"I make people drop their jaws because I'm just up there telling them to go f-ck themselves. No one's ever done that at an EDM show and crowds are loving it. It's not like I'm offending anyone, people are like 'Yeah, f-ck you too!'"
He had a few harsh words for record labels too, and says musicians in this era don't need to be signed to succeed.
"When the machine worked in the early days of Korn with Epic, that sht was amazing. We had MTV, we had video stations and labels that cared and put the work in, but now it's so diluted and fcked up. We're going underground again."Do we really need labels anymore with the way things went with the Internet? I don't think so."
Watch Davis introduce himself as J Devil in this video:
Do you think dubstep is officially a part of heavy metal culture now? Does Skirllex's past as a guitarist inspired by bands like Korn mean the genre has roots in metal? Share your opinion in the comments.