If you think that ghostproducing is bad for the music industry (MUST READ –> Marteen Vorwerk part1 & part 2), there’s another popular trend in EDM and it’s called “straight up stealing from other music producers” (read this article we posted last summer on the topic). Many have done it (most of them deny it obviously) and many are still doing it!
After Juke Ellington accused of stealing many tracks, Katy Perry ripping off Dillon Francis and Sara Bareilles on the track “ROAR”, Showtek accusing Flosstradamus of sample theft, Will i Am stealing Mat Zo and Arty, Wildstylez adding a hardstyle drop to deadmau5’s “Some Chords” and attempting to sell it as his own track, “Straightforward.”, this unfortunately seems to be a pretty common thing on the EDM scene.
Now Hardwell’s protege Dyro is accused of ripping off Pegboard Nerds‘ remix of Skrillex & Damian Marley‘s track Make It Bun Dem on his track “Black Smoke”. Listen to the both tracks below and find the similarities in the drops:
He is also accused of ripping off Deadmau5′s classic “Ghosts N Stuff” on his new single “Calling Out”!
Forward “Calling Out” to 1:03 and “Ghosts N Stuff” to 2:38 and compare the two songs below: