Producer Adam K Blasts AraabMuzik Over Samples


Earlier today, we gave you the latest news on AraabMuzik‘s next album. We’re not sure if that triggered the beef that has Adam K simmering over Araab’s “Streetz Tonight,” but the timing might not be the best for young MPC wizard.

If you remember AraabMuzik’s Electronic Dream from the summer of 2011, you will remember how he blended EDM samples from a plethora of artists into his own sound, coming up with some intriguing tracks, similar to what Flosstradamus was doing with their X series. And just like Flosstradamus, AraabMuzik is catching flack from EDM producers over these samples. On “Streetz Tonight,” AraabMuzik samples “4AM,” a track by Kaskade that Adam K and Soha remixed. Who knows if Adam K had known about this overlap previously, or if he just chose to open up about it via Facebook today, but he went on a rant (which you can see below), where he even assembled his FB followers to storm Araab’s Facebook page, calling him a “plagiarist” (among other taunts), even going so far to say that Ultra Music (the label that released “4AM”) would be filing a lawsuit.

If you peruse the Wikipedia page on Electronic Dream, it plainly lists samples used on the album tracks. And his album WAS released on iTunes, so either Araab got the clearance for all of these samples and Adam K was just unaware, or Araab has brass balls and no cares when it comes to this.

At the time of this writing, there’s been no response from AraabMuzik regarding Adam K’s claims. We’ve assembled Adam’s FB comments on this situation, as well as streams for both the “4AM” remix and “Streetz Tonight.” Hopefully this won’t deter in the release of Araab’s next project.

UPDATE Oddly enough, Billboard’s piece on AraabMuzik’s forthcoming material revealed that Ultra signed Araab, and would be releasing his remix album in 2013. The plot thickens?

  • Crunch

    lol, asshat

  • RG

    I mean…it’s totally true. 90% of the people commenting on his SoundCloud think it’s original. I’d be mad too.

    It’s an edit at most. Hardly enough changed to call your own track. Lots of artists have done stuff like this in the past, but the lack of effort hear is abnoxious.

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  • Balls

    Looks like Adam K hit up araab’s Wikipedia page… what a nerd

  • Triumph

    See what I get mad about is that Adam K may have remixed it, but he did name it a remix, and gave original glory to Kaskade for the track, now araabmuzik, he did not. It’s like writing a paper about a paper written about another paper that did not list a works cited and called it an original essay.

  • Native

    uhh.. didnt Adam K remix a song already made? so how about being original and making your completely own song Adam K? stop hating because somebody made your song more popular. How about you take that publicity and work with Araab since you inspired him to create something great on top of your own. I like your remix, but nobody likes a tattletale

  • Right

    Native, talent of the producers’ aside, the difference is that Adam K not only gives credit to Kaskade in his remix, but also had Kaskade’s permission to use the original sample, whereas Araab has not given credit nor obtained Adam K’s permission. This isn’t as crucial when very slight and/or unrecognizable samples are used within a remix, but in the case of Araab’s “Streetz Tonight,” the entire Adam K & Soha remix is sampled almost from beginning to end with some different drum fills.

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