Machinedrum Embroiled In Sampling Controversy

DJ Clent issues claim again 'Back Seat Ho'
Machinedrum

The legalities around sampling are becoming ever more complex.

Earlier this year, Machinedrum confirmed plans for his 'Fenris District' EP - containing material composed for, but never used on, his wonderful 'Vapor City' album.

Lead cut 'Back Seat Ho' was placed online, a blistering piece of footwork inspired futurism. Since then, though, Chicago producer DJ Clent has accused Machinedrum of borrowing segments of his own track 'Back Seat Hoe' without permission.

Accusing the Ninja Tune signing of "remaking the song without consent" DJ Clent has now spoken to Do Androids Dance about the issue.

Asked what he would like the outcome of the discussion to be, Clent said: "either take [it] down or pay me and give me my credit for the concept and vocals."

The vocals on the original aren't sampled, either - DJ Clent claims that they are recordings of his wife and children.

Compare/contrast both tracks below.

(via FACT)

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