Black Eyed Peas 'The Time' Sampling Deadmau5?

Black Eyed Peas vs Deadmau5?
No this isn't a mash up...

Well according to Deadmau5's Facebook post, the pop music group, the Black Eyed Peas have done it again (remember Adam Freeland's obvious sample a couple years ago?), and sampled an electronic music artist for one of their songs without their permission. Only this time (it's The Time, hah), the sample isn't too obvious.

Deadmau5 claims the song that it was taken from was his remix of the Medina song, You and I. On his Facebook post he provides further detail and even including waveforms which line up perfectly, except for a bit of compression on the Black Eyed Peas' song.
"the phases in the kick drum lined up.. which isnt the most rare occurance in the world of "the same f*ckin 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."
Stolen drum beats and high hats are hard to prove, but I guess Deadmau5 really just wants recognition of electronic music sampling going on in pop music.

"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 f*ck 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!"
What do you think?

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Here's a good youtube clip of both songs mixed over each other to show what he's talking about...and a funny looking pic of Deadmau5:

Medina - You and I (Deadmau5 remix)

Black Eyed Peas - The Time

On a side note here is a youtube ustream video of Deadmau5 easily playing the melody to The Time, with just his synth.


Anonymous said...

I gotta side on Joel with this one.
It seems to similar to call a coincidence.
At least he took it well.

Anonymous said...

his synth is an access virus ti snow...its about $3000 i want one

Anonymous said...

Thats a Virus TI Polar, not a snow. Yes it is around $3,000.