And Finally

Pete Waterman: I invented dubstep

By | Published on Thursday 22 March 2012

Pete Waterman

Last year Korn claimed to have invented dubstep back in 1994, but it seems they were mistaken because Stock, Aitken and Waterman did it way back in the 80s. Silly Korn.

Actually, Waterman says he and the Hit Factory team also invented drum n bass and are responsible for Rihanna’s career. Basically, if it’s successful now, they probably did it first.

Speaking to The Daily Star, Waterman said: “I can listen to records by Rihanna and I can hear all our songs in there. I hear the influence, our quirkiness. [And] you know the Hit Factory really started drum and bass, and dubstep – we were doing those sounds years ago. Now Sub Focus and Chase & Status all come here [Pete Waterman Entertainment’s London studio complex] to make their record”.

That said, that doesn’t mean Pete likes modern pop. It’s not cheerful enough see. He continued: “The records in the charts this week won’t bring a smile to your face. That’s why all the clubs are closing down. Now everybody wants to get pissed and violent when they go out. What we did with bands like Steps is have a laugh. I think we’ve lost that”.