Posted by Middy on August 7, 2014
It is a hypothetical question to get your attention because the answer is yes, and here is why. I saw a side-by-side comparison a while ago and didn’t think too much of it, just an isolated incident of two songs that were made at the same time and released over the span of a few months. Then this Magnetic Mag article popped up in news feed today and I realized that this is much worse than I thought. So I decided to some more digging to try and get the full story and man it is rough. They all have the same kick, the same notes, the same Pryda snare at the exact moments in the drop — its almost like if you lined up the songs they would sound like one song. Oh wait, somebody did that and it is somewhat startling to hear the results.
To be fair, artists spend years developing a “signature” sound and once they find it, they aren’t going to deviate too far from it, especially in the early stages of their professional career. However, in this case, you see a cop and paste mentality, where almost no care goes into creating a new complete idea with each song. Instead it is a lazy reliance on what has worked in the past with no attempt to take risks or try something new. Us calling out Vinai for the pretty blatant lack of creativity probably won’t do much to dent their meteoric rise in the last year, that is up to the fans. It is up to them to decide whether or not they want to continue hearing the same song over and over again and the time when they say enough is enough may come sooner than Vinai would like.
Posted by BIGLIFE on August 3, 2014
You heard me right. What’s the deal with bragging about DJ support? I’ve know you’ve seen it… “SUPPORTED BY” in those terrible press releases. Perhaps the most hilarious offender is Spinnin’ Records. I’m sure this will ruffle their feathers, but no one is above reproach on this site. Take a gander at the description section on their Youtube page. They always include “DJ feedback”. This is the worst.
Posted by BIGLIFE on June 4, 2014
It’s been a rough week for the Biebs. Earlier this week, a video surfaced of Justin using the dreaded “N-Word” and the internet practically blew up. All was well though, because
Scooter Braun Justin penned an apology and fans came to his defense citing “his best friends are black.” Seems legit, right?
Not quite, because yet another video has surfaced of Justin singing there will be “one less lonely n****” once he joins the Ku Klux Klan via TMZ. Usher’s head must be exploding right now. What’s perhaps even worse is many have speculated that the female laugh in the background is in fact Justin Bieber’s mother.
Justin Bieber is said to be 14 at the time of the video, which is more than old enough to know better than to use that word. How he recovers from this, I don’t know. What I do know is that he’ll probably be getting a call from Usher soon.
What a scumbag.
Posted by FilthyTaft on June 3, 2014
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Posted by Middy on March 5, 2014
We all know one — or unfortunately have come to know one. Two years ago they were overheard about how amazing Alesso was at EDC Las Vegas. This year they won’t be seen leaving the techno tent, save to go grab a drink or look in disgust at the kids dressed in neon wandering the festival grounds. They will be there nice and early to let everyone around them know just how extensive their knowledge is about the openers. They were up on them well before you, no doubt about that, and aren’t too sure how they feel about seeing them on such a grand stage like Ultra, E-Zoo or EDC — because naturally the next step is David Guetta-esque selling out.
Posted by Middy on February 21, 2014
Dutch hardstyle producer Wildstylez (why does every hardstyle producer replace s with z in their name) recently released his tune “Straightfoward”, fitting in its own right, that just takes the chords from Deadmau5′s “Some Chords” and drags and drops them into his own tune. To quote deadmau5, wildstylz did not just take “some chords”, but all of them, in the same order, which makes this as bad as it could possibly be. I would not say this is on the level of will.i.steal, but it is pretty damn close damn close. Deadmau5 can be a prick sometimes, but he also isn’t afraid to speak his mind and going after someone who blatantly copied his song. I would say listen for yourself, but it is so obvious you will hear it the immediately.
Here is a solution. The damage has been done for both sides, bridges burned, images tarnished in the eyes of the other. However out of respect for deadmau5, because this would never go to trial, Wildstylez could pull the tune from iTunes, release it as a free download and credit deadmau5. The track is on his label so he doesn’t have too many hurdles to jump through. This will probably never happen, but I tried.
if youre going to rip off "some chords" rip off SOME chords… not ALL OF THEM. IN THE SAME FUCKIN ORDER. lol
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) February 20, 2014
@wildstylez go fuck yourself. seriously. yes, i am, in fact, taking credit for the melody i wrote. Are you telling me its yours?
— deadmau5 (@deadmau5) February 20, 2014
Posted by yabishcic on February 19, 2014
Normally, someone wouldn’t just go and try to remix R. Kelly’s “Ignition (Remix)” because it’s simply a classic as it is. But in the second installment of The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and his team of ragtime singers got a standing ovation with their rendition of the timeless song. All fun and laughs, but actually pretty impressive :p Jimmy never fails us.