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Did Will.i.am rip off Arty and Mat Zo? Plus, Goldie's street art, Moroder on Daft Punk, and Live 9 tips and tricks

By Ken Taylor
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Well, it’s a story that’s decades old being replayed over and over: artist doesn’t want to sign her or his tracks over to a big label, label makes its own version and passes it off as original. Today’s culprit: Will.i.am’s and Chris Brown’s “Let’s Go,” which bears quite a resemblance to Arty and Mat Zo’s “Rebound.”

- Give a listen to Will.i.am’s and Chris Brown’s new track “Let’s Go,” and tell us if you hear the resemblance to Arty and Mat Zo’s “Rebound.” If you do, there’s a good reason why: “Arty and I are not bitter about this, more surprised. We knew Will.i.am was interested in this track, but declined working with him at the time,” said Zo on his Facebook page. There’s also accusation that Will.i.am ripped off Sandro Silva’s and Quintino’s “Epic” for a different track on his new album. (full story)


- Does your live set need a little overhaul? Identifying your audience and playing according to your time slot are just a couple of Dubspot’s 12 great tips to get you back on track. (full story)

- The field is narrowing in burn studios’ big Residency contest for the big summer season on Ibiza. Check out some of the frontrunners here: (full story)


- If you’re a fan of Goldie, you likely know that the dude was a serious graf artist back in the day, too. Vibe’s done some digging and turned up a treasure trove of his unseen art, right here: (full story)

- Having fun with Live 9 yet? Well, there’s more from Dubspot today, this time with the straight dope on new MIDI editing features and tips.


- Giorgio Moroder on working with Daft Punk: “There are things that I heard the third time that I didn’t hear the first. They are perfectionists.” (full story)

photo via Mixmag