Ookay Trolls LA With An “Old MacDonald” Remix Of Animals By Martin Garrix” For A Full Dancefloor. (Updated: Deadmau5 Trolls Garrix With it On Ultra 2014!)

10/10 Would Troll Again. I can support DJs starting to actively troll dancefloors that expect silly ass moron-breaks like we’ve seen on the Beatport Top 10 the last year or so. Kudos to him. Can’t wait for this to become a thing. (Update: IT’S A THING! deadmau5 dropped the remix on the unsuspecting Ultra crowd after he replaced Avicii on the main stage.) Old McDonald Had A Party!

Kanye Sued By Ricky Spicer For “Bound 2” Sample.

All is not well in Westeros (I’m just going to start using that to describe the land inside Kanye’s mind). Bound 2, or as the rest of us have been calling it “Boning Kim in front of a green screen,” seems to have lifted a major sample & component of the track from a previous artist without permission. Rolling Stone reports that Ricky Spicer recorded the refrain that is clearly audible in the Kanye track when he was 12 years old. Roc-A-Fella Records, Universal, Island Def-Jam & Rhino Entertainment have also been declared as defendants in the suit. This video debuted on Ellen, in one of the more confusing moves of 2013, even by Kanye’s standards. I’ll leave it up to you, the listener this is the original, 12 seconds in:

And this is Kanye’s hilariously bad music video.

Honestly, I try really hard to find the best in everything, but it seriously looks like the entire video was done with a green screen, one of those rides outside of grocery stores & a lot of vicodin. He’s got the entire creative universe at his finger tips & he chooses stock footage of mountains, a sample from 1976, a bunch of tits in your face and tortured rhymes? I hope the lawsuit goes better than the video.

(Image via GQ)

How A Fabricated Story About Iron Maiden’s Love Of Music Pirates Became Internet Truth

Tell whoever forwarded you that piece about Iron Maiden using data to find music pirates & play for them that they owe you a coke. Real talk from TechCrunch.

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Wouldn’t it be awesome if heavy metal icons Iron Maiden leveraged data about which regions of the world pirated their music to plan a multi-million dollar global concert tour? Yeah, it’d be awesome, if it were true.

So awesome to my anarchistic ears that I was halfway through reblogging the reblog of a Rolling Stone story before I learned that I couldn’t actually verify any of the facts.

In the last 48 hours, tech and music outlets have heaped praise on the supposed the tech savviness of the 80s metal band, who allegedly analyzed Bittorrent data to plan a concert tour in South America. Bittorrent, a popular peer-to-peer file-sharing client, can often reveal hidden fan bases around the world, since the traffic and contents can be analyzed in aggregate.

Musicmetric, an entertainment forecasting startup that analyzes bittorrent and social media data, was quoted in a Guardian piece on November…

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