The Controversy between the 2 stems solely from one song. One song remixed by Adam K, sampled by AraabMuzik. Who was in the wrong? Why did this get out of hand & how did Ultra Muisc get involved? Let’s try and figure that out.
It started with the track 4AM by Kaskade with Adam K & Soha taking part in one of the main remixes. As it gained recognition it also began to attract attention from various producers/DJs. These producers & DJ’s began using the track in their own way, wether it be including a sample of it in a mix or using certain vocals solely for bootlegs. This is a common occurrence in EDM but before we get anymore into this let’s lay out the laws and definitions of Sampling & Bootleging.
Sampling – The act of taking a sample or portion of a sound recording and using it as a sample or instrument in a different song.
Bootlegging – Audio recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist or under legal authority.
So why all the controversy?
AraabMuzik has been praised for his quick hands on a beat machine and the originality he uses on almost all of the tracks he works on. The controversy though stems from the track ‘Streetz Tonight’ which is not considered ‘sampling’ or ‘bootlegging’ due to the fact that 4AM is the actual song but with a new beat on top.
Putting a new beat over a track doesn’t make it yours or new, it makes it stolen.
Let’s get one thing straight, if he decided to use ‘Streetz Tonight’ as a bootleg & only used it at live shows & on mixtapes, none of this would have started from the beginning. Due to the fact that AraabMuzik is set to release an album with one of the tracks being ‘Streetz Tonight’, Adam K had step in at the point and take the necessary measures to protect the music he helped create (Ultra Music has been notified and are taking measures against theft).
And even when someone tries to protect their own work, somehow, some people still try to find a way to make it an even bigger deal. It’s funny that people go to this extent to call out the man after he simply attempted to protect his work. Any DJ or Producer would be taking the same measures if their music was stolen by someone and used to make money off of it. It’s not right. Plain and simple.
Hell, if it were that easy to steal music wouldn’t we all be doing it already?
What’s your take on the situation?