Adam K Publicly Calls AraabMuzik Out On Samples, Alleges Plagiarism

Adam K Publicly Calls AraabMuzik Out On Samples, Alleges Plagiarism

It’s commonly known that AraabMuzik has made his present-day success through sampling, good sampling at that, so it’s sad to see information arise of the possible ripping off of Adam K’s remix of “4 AM” by Kaskade. The alleged plagiarized work is “Streetz Tonight” off AraabMuzik’s 2011’s huge record Electronic Dream, and is one of my personal favorites from the album, so naturally, after seeing the news on Pigeons and Planes, my first reaction was to listen to both AraabMuzik and Adam K’s remixes to see the similarities, and there are a few notable ones.

The real judgement on whether or not there is plagiarism afoot will apparently be judged in court, according to Adam K’s Facebook, which claimed “Ultra Music has been notified of this theft and will take appropriate actions”. The Facebook post went on to say that AraabMuzik “might be hearing from Ultra’s lawyer some time in the near future”, and I guess we’ll find out in the “near future” whether or not that’s a legitimate threat. There was a lot more said, including some harsh personal attacks made by Adam, calling him a fraud and a loser, but most notably saying “keep on pushin them mpc buttons 🙂 maybe you’ll push fast enough that they’ll give you a hit drum beat”. The response from the AraabMuzik camp will be an interesting one to see, all things considered.

This has all come at a pretty bad time, considering AraabMuzik has just released some pretty key information regarding his next album in an interview with Billboard, mentioning that he’ll be collaborating with DJ heavyweights Skrillex and Diplo for the album. This is another step in the battle against sampling and plagiarizing in music, which has been an issue the music world has been facing for a number of years.


  1. MEEP
    Nov 25, 2013 @ 14:45:00

    So its basically a remix of a remix….

    You could say he did steal the samples from the remix though. Why didn’t Araab Muzik just get the samples from the original? Its weird.

  2. 4D2D
    Nov 20, 2013 @ 19:18:00

    Or they just flipped the same sample and both did it almost the same way…so if Kaskade is cool with both remixes then beef over. You cant get mad at another producer when you just sampled the same thing, its one thing if his beat was all original and another guy made the same one.

  3. steven
    Nov 30, 2012 @ 01:20:00

    this is a horrible post by people who dont know what they are saying. these artists last worries are someone stealing a sample of a song. its more of an honor and a compliment. its the labels who are broke and hypocritically and ironically hurt their own business and trade by this nonsense

  4. GalaxyProgrammer
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 15:09:00

    If Araab would have just called the mix a bootleg edit, all would be to the good…right??

  5. Jason Lengson
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 13:38:00

    Adam K just mad that Araab Muzik

  6. Dana Butler
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 10:12:00

    The tracks obviously are the same but that doesn’t take away from the fact that I like neither… 🙂

  7. Will Salzer
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 10:01:00

    Damn progressive house, causing all sorts of problems.

  8. christopher norman
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 09:34:00

    I think it’s funny that somebody like Adam K, who currently makes a living duplicating styles made famous by other people, is now crying about plagiarism. The sample seems the same, but Adam K’s remix is itself a reiteration of every other Deadmau5 progressive house track from 07-09 – the style of which MANY producers latched onto in a bid for relevance. Deadmau5 is hardly the inventor of the 16th note, but you can track songs like this directly back to “Not Exactly,” which was part of his rise into global notoriety.

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