“I think the dubstep that has come over to the US, and certain producers—who I can’t even be bothered naming—have definitely hit upon a sort of frat-boy market where there’s this macho-ism being reflected in the sounds and the way the music makes you feel. And to me, that is a million miles away from where dubstep started. It’s a million miles away from the ethos of it. It’s been influenced so much by electro and rave, into who can make the dirtiest, filthiest bass sound, almost like a pissing competition, and that’s not really necessary. And I just think that largely that is not going to appeal to women…”
—James Blake on the his frustrations with the levels of testosterone in the current dubstep sound.