What is up with well known artists stealing or “borrowing” music and songs from less known artists? Seriously, what is up with that? The rumour mill has been strong with the news that our favourite Gqom duo, Distruction Boyz stole the instrumental of their hit single, Omunye, from well-known and award winning producer, DJ LAG.
This is not the first time that an artist is accused of stealing a song but it has allegedly been forensically proven that the duo had indeed stole DJ LAG’s song titled Trip To New York. They do however deny that they stole it and cite that they bought from a Cape Town based DJ, DJ Mphyd.
According to City Press, DJ LAG’s management used the help of a music comparative analyst, Sakhile Moleshe, from Imilizo Music who wrote a 31 page report. He details in the report that “as a result of the tempo, key, signature, instrumentation and lead melodies being identical in both musical works”. He further concluded, without any doubt, that Omunye was indeed copied from Trip To New York.
The duo have since expressed that they were shocked to find out that the beat was stolen but they have not formally released a statement regarding the matter. Meanwhile, Twitter has been lit. Peep the responses below!
— Melanin MasterPiece (@AlinahSoetsang) February 11, 2018
I love Distruction Boyz but Omunye & Trip To NY – DJ Lag are the same song shem. 🤭 pic.twitter.com/mkNl95KyuC
— ZuluWithDaNgudHair (@Mzombe) February 11, 2018
Even if Distruction Boyz stole “Omunye” beat from DJ LAG, oksalayo you killed this part sons “iyayayayayayayaya
Ye ye ye ye ye ye ye ye” and we enjoyed festive season pic.twitter.com/kIFBfIYO5S
— Nomzamo Mhlongo (@Zamo_Njomz) February 12, 2018
City Press interviewed the guy who sold the Omunye beat to Distruction Boyz. They told him Dj Lag’s song came out before his and he responded “mxim” LOL 😂😂😂🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/zxvnmGFadz
— Dumi hi Phone video (@ShoMadjozi) February 11, 2018
A forensic copyright investigation has concluded that Distruction Boyz stole Omunye from DJ LAG’s Trip to New York.
Forensics dont lie. Now DJ LAG is heading to court to get justice 👊
— Kgoshi Ya Lebowa (@Marcellomj) February 11, 2018
Peep the comparison below and tell us what you think!
Sounds like Distrustin’ Boyz need to change the track name to “OweMoney”. pic.twitter.com/m6w7P0QhPl
— The Kiffness (@TheKiffness) February 12, 2018
LebzaTheVillain makes history!
LebzaTheVillain makes history, being first YFM DJ to mix live from BBC.
House and Dance music DJ and producer LebzaTheVillain made his mark and history by being the first YFM DJ to mix a music set live on the popular youth station from the BBC Broadcasting House in London on Friday the 10th of August 2018.
Weekly, LebzaTheVillain provides mixes on YFM through the stations feature called #YTKO. Last week Friday’s #YTKO mix was particularly a special one as it was brought to fans and listeners live from London in real time.
LebzaTheVillain also gave the Europeans a one of a kind experience through his body moving sets at London night club Nomad at the opening of its new Friday night sessions called “KUDU”. The DJ also made his way to Manchester, where he performed at popular night club called Rebellion as well as the Manchester Carnival. The DJ shared various images and videos on his social media pages of the crowd getting down to his mixing.
It’s beautiful to see how the world can be united through a common love for Dance and House music and it was my greatest pleasure to see how receptive and appreciative the crowds were to the music. They really know how to party