Ever decide to take the gloves off after someone’s mansion shows up in your feed? Well, it’s all thanks to this that a producer by the name of ABSRDST decided to finally break his silence yesterday concerning what he feels to be a plagiarization of his own work.
Zedd’s hit anthem with Alessia Cara “Stay” is undoubtedly one of his biggest to date. It is likely one of the big reasons why the producer was able to purchase the $16 Million mansion that he tweeted out last week. This…didn’t amuse ABSRDST, who until now was keeping silent on how he felt. The track “Skin Contest” was released in 2014 and actually features another producer, JSTJR. ABSRDST put time into an Ableton project that compared the snares and the melody, with stay pitched up a bit:
honestly I wasn’t gonna put out this video but zedd is showing off his 16 million dollar house and it put me in a bad mood. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/v2iFNkv9RN
— ABSRDST (@absrdst) April 1, 2018
Remember when Zedd accused One Direction of plagiarism for using 3 similar words / notes out of a whole songhttps://t.co/0V2673ZUfD
— ABSRDST (@absrdst) April 2, 2018
Do you seriously think you invented (2/1 1/2 3/2) ? Its literally just that, Im not going to waste time looking for songs, but there are rhythym songs searchers on the web, look them yourself but really I think its ridiculous
— Dan (@DanBergler) April 2, 2018
Not trying to throw shade obv, and I certainly don’t think it’s “out of line” for you to question something like this, but the rhythm isn’t very abnormal nor is the chord progression too similar. If this was enough for a case 1/20 DnB tunes would be getting flagged for copyright.
— TANUKI (@tanukimusic) April 2, 2018
The tracks sound a bit similar with aid from that video, but we hesitate to say that Zedd intended to do this. JSTJR has yet to comment on the similarities.
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