Henry Johnstone, Sydney - Australia - on 27/6/12
For anyone who has heard Madonna's new album MDNA (we can't imagine there are many Pulse readers out there who have, but there'd definitely be some!), you'd be aware that halfway through the track Gang Bang is a typically brostep breakdown. If not, listen below and be ready at around 3:20.
Many have been quick to criticise old Madge for jumping on the dubstep bandwagon, just like many other pop artists such as Justin Bieber and Britney Spears have, despite the fact that Madonna has been appropriating dance music for her songs since the 80s.
However someone who's been quick to jump to her defence, as Mixmag have pointed out, is UK garage singer Katy B.
"The thing is to stay a relevant artist you have to evolve," she says. "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."
"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."
You've got to hand it to Katy B there, as she does kind of have a point. It's just a shame that so much of the current bandwagon dominating the music world happens to be so, well, shit. Call us old fashioned, but Madonna was making way better electronic/pop crossover material when hooking up with producer William Orbit back in '98.
start selling tickets with ease
start sharing your music for free