Did DJ Serafin Jack Mednas and CID’s Collaboration?

Posted by on October 23, 2014

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It all started with a tweet. LIV Miami resident Mednas tweeted earlier today that he had discovered an unnamed DJ slash producer slash charlatan had stolen his intellectual property. Not just any intellectual property. It happened to be his “iLL Behavior” collaboration with super-producer CID who’s NY based. In fact, it was claimed by Mednas the DJ in question even had the track name changed when you “Shazamed” the record. We came across the story and couldn’t help but do some digging.

Here’s what we found: The DJ’s name is DJ Serafin, real name Jeremy Jimenez. He’s an LA based “producer” who’s signed to Peak Hour Music. He apparently has a few dates booked and seems to have a semi-legitimate Facebook and Twitter presence. Seems to check out. Not so fast. It only took a little searching in iTunes (and Amazon) and Spotify to find the real zinger.

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Take a look at the second song from the top. It’s called “Behavior” and sounds awfully similar to Mednas and CID’s collaboration that released on SIZE records. I’ll amend that statement. It sounds exactly like the track. In fact, it is the track. Hell, it’s even has a similar name. You’d think if you were trying to jack a track you’d at least try to cover your tracks. Not this guy. What’s worse? This Serafin character is selling “This Is House Vol. 3” on iTunes for the low low price of $9.99. What a steal!

Open shut case right? Not so fast. We decided to test Mednas’s claim about Serafin allegedly changing the Shazam name as well because that seemed like a pretty tough thing to do. So we did. We downloaded the app and tested ourselves. We couldn’t believe what we found. We loaded up CID’s Soundcloud, played “iLL Behavior”, and the song instantly was recognized as DJ Serafin’s “Behavior” available on iTunes. How this was accomplished is beyond my knowledge. Oy vey.


What we do know is that this is pretty damning evidence. We’re no judge, but it seems like a clear cut case of someone ripping someone else’s hard work off, which is totally inexcusable. We’ve seen this happen before and we don’t expect it to stop anytime soon. Let this be a lesson to all you kids out there, what happens in the dark always comes to the light. Even though the internet is a big place, you’ll eventually be found out when you try to pass someone else’s intellectual property off as your own. We’ve reached out to DJ Serafin for comment, but haven’t heard back yet.

We’ll keep you updated as the story progresses. Stay tuned to this spot.

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