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Black Eyed Peas Do It AGAIN!

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After being accused several times of "borrowing" music from other, the Black Eyed Peas have been called out again!

deadmau5 (aka producer Joel Thomas Zimmerman) took to his Facebook in response to fans claiming that the new Black Eyed Peas single The Time sounds a lot like his music.

"i've been getting a few tweets on and off about Black Eyed Peas's new single "The Time" that more or less said… heyy sounds like you ish… So… i went and checked it out, at first listen… i was like… naaahhh i mean, it's cool for what it is and all that… and doesnt really sound much like me at all. but then i heard a highhat… and something just clicked.

yup! i so know that highat… and the pattern it was in… so i went to my masters folder, cracked open my instrumental mix of "You and i" remix thing i did for Medina… and there it was again, starring me in the face… so i coupled up the waveforms.. which was pretty easy, since theyre both exactly 128 BPM… and had a look… from what i could gather, looks like the loop was layered on top of a tiny bit (on the snare end) and the "loop" was compressed (which woulda made it doubly compressed in this case) the phases in the kick drum lined up.. which isnt the most rare occurance in the world of "the same fuckin kick over and over and over again"… but enough to give it a closer look for sure. Then that similar reversed highat at the end of every 2nd bar was there again.

This isnt calling the black eyed peas out at all. i rather enjoy that minimal bit of the tune… (however the 80's remake vocals can fuck off and die) This is just another interesting factoid i keep finding about sampling and electronic music… which is clearley prevalent and welcomed (when used properly) in this genre of music no doubt!

BAP should be happy! At least he's not suing.

Shame.

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21 comments to “Black Eyed Peas Do It AGAIN!”



  1. 1

    hmm.. let's see. Perez writes: "the Black Eyed Peas have been called out again!", deadmau5 writes: "This isnt calling the black eyed peas out at all". So the question is, can Perez be any more illiterate?



  2. 2

    did you READ WHAT HE WROTE???? People contacted him and said the BEP sound like HIM. He heard a MIX and the MIX matched up. He said IT WASN'T THAT MUCH OF A RARE OCCURANCE. You are an idiot Perez, there are 8 notes to work with, yes, diiferent lengths of notes, BUT 8 NOTES. There are GOING TO BE ALOT OF SONGS THAT SOUND THE SAME. If song writers go out and listen to other artists, they will subconciously pick up on others work. YOU HATE THE BEP AND WILL WRITE, NO, COPY AND POST…. Hey, aren't YOU doing what You are saying the BEP are doing? GIVE CREDIT



  3. 3

    Who cares - BEP is done anyway. Every song is the same and contains the following lines EVERY time — How they are so next level, how futuristic they are, how jealous all the other groups are of their super next levelness and futuristic beats. They're all getting close to 40 and still mostly singing about partying….. and ofcourse, their next level shiz.



  4. 4

    At least he's not suing.

    Yet.



  5. 5

    God I hate BEP.



  6. 6

    if it wasnt for hip hop they's all be flippin burgers at wendys, they suck



  7. 7

    Hey Perez… who is BAP? Does anyone on your site read or edit things?



  8. 8

    The Black Eyed Thiefs SUCK now. Their new album is garbage. Auto-tune electronic BS. I loved Elephunk & Monkey Business, but their new stuff is Unlistenable. I miss when they had a unique style. Now they are Hipster Douchebags.



  9. 9

    Oh wow! This is such a surprise….NOT!

    Re: justtfax – WTF are you talking about? 8 notes?



  10. 10

    And they need to Rename the Group "Ferg.i.am" Taboo and appl are barely on the songs. It's always will.i.am and Fergie.



  11. 11

    Actually, the BEP's version of the song takes snippets from the original version (I've Had) The Time of My Life composed by Franke Previte, John DeNicola, and Donald Markowitz. It was for the 1987 file Dirty Dancing.



  12. 12

    Re: WhatsUpNow – Too true.



  13. 13

    Deadmau5 is seriously an artist. He's amazing.



  14. 14

    FUCK YOU BEP! Deadmau5 is AMAZING! And such a nice guy..no wonder he isn't suing :)



  15. 15

    I wish they would all die in a plane crash! Then again they would be considered legends so I hope they just fucking stop making music



  16. 16

    Deadmau5 (y)
    Shame about not sueing them though, I'd take everything I could get my hands on from those auto-tunning fvckers!!



  17. 17

    They should sue those peas!!



  18. 18

    who the hell is deadmau5?



  19. 19

    the black eyed peas need to stop ripping people off. honestly will.i.am refers to himself as some godly producer and yet half of their music is a ripoff of something that was done much better than their spin on it. why are they still making money?



  20. 20

    He was not accusing them of anything, if you actually understood the lingo he was using, but of course you do not. And people can accuse you of many things. Didn't GaGa's ex accuse her of stealing music too? Really Perez, you should watch what YOU right, you may be the one sued for slander someday. And how many times were you successfully sued for stealing material?



  21. 21

    "80's remake vocals can fuck off and die…" AGREED AND LMAO. So true and well put. All I can think about when I hear that song is the first part is so gross and shut the f up, Fergie.