[UPDATE: Rebound, by Arty & Matt Zo has returned to the Beatport Top 100 list, for the first time in 2 years.]
Just in case you didn’t have enough reasons to dislike Will.i.am, Chris Brown & VEVO some more, today they uploaded the 5th track from his fourth “studio” album #willpower. I’m going to use studio extremely loosely here, as the track is straight up lifted from two astonishingly talented producers, Arty & Mat Zo. Just because I would never wish to be accused of not showing my work, the two videos are below. Listen to Rebound, then listen to “Let’s Go” and if you think Will.i.am didn’t rip this the fuck off, I’ll buy you a coke.
Arty & Mat Zo are wonderful producers, with Arty making some amazing remixes and Mat Zo having just dropped a mind-blowing, genre-exploding Essential Mix on BBC’s Radio 1 back in Feb. 70 tracks in 2 hours, annotated with tracks from “Cosmos” by Carl Sagan. Those of you playing the home game remember I named it my Mix of the Week back on February 16th. Get at it, as I’ve re-listed it below.
They both mentioned that Will.i.am had asked to use the track but they declined/didn’t want to work with him. It seems, much like Chris Brown, Will.i.am just can’t take no for an answer. When pressed about it, Chris Brown pleaded stupidity on twitter and Will.i.am hasn’t said sh*t. Besides how annoyed I am that this has forced me to write William with two periods so often in this review, I think it’s quite a stunning commentary that this violation of copyright & artistic integrity should ensure both of these fools are run out of town on the rails after being tarred & feathered. But they won’t be, and people will still love the shit out of his new CD and Chris Brown will continue to get sex thrown at him.
Le Sigh. Anyway, try and get at Arty & Mat Zo’s work, I’ve listed their respective soundclouds below, so instead of wasting your time hating on either of the fools in the first 2 words of the title of this article (because I’m done typing William with dots), blow up their shit, buy some stuff or just listen and enjoy two hard working trance/EDM producers. I’ve also included the beatport link to the track, just in case it’s impressed you so much that you want to buy it and not the shoddy knock off by He Who I Am Sick of Naming & the guy who has a neck tattoo of the woman he beat up.