Cpoying mixes!!

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  1. Mattix

    Mattix Sub Focus anyone?

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    Ive noticed recently that sub focus seems to copying some of Andy C's mixes e.g.

    1. Follow The Light into Take Me Away from Nightlife 4
    2. World Of Hurt into Signal from live sets

    Is this a frownable offence or do other peeps thieve?
     
  2. shadowdemon1990

    shadowdemon1990 Original Nuttah

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    I notice quite a few dj's tend to copy others selections, ie same tune into the same tune another dj drops !! But there always different styles of mixing etc so dosn't bother me as long as you dont go to a night were every dj is playing the same selection :mad:
     
  3. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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    Also they both did a mix of timewarp and jump aswell, but you cant really point a finger at either as they both could have come up with the mixes on there own. Djs no which sort of song structures mix together so you will occasionally hear the same to tracks dropped together.
     
  4. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    there subfocus's tunes so i fink its ok!lol
     
  5. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    what the fuck does it matter, if it sounds good, do it.
    i know i do, there's a few mixes i've heard djs do and thought 'wish i'd thought of that' so i just use it if it's good.
    there's no rules about putting tunes together, it's not like you can copyright a mix or something.

    all good in my books.
     
  6. boobjunkie

    boobjunkie Active Member

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    :word: very well said, if you weren't allowed to use the same mixes as other djs there would be no good mixes left to do
     
  7. wobbie

    wobbie Echidna

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    Personally I consider a DJs double D's and mixes to be like a producers songs. In the past ive listened to sets by Andy, Friction etc and then heard them do some of the mixes live and its like hearing some like Noisia etc playing one of your favourite tunes by them.

    Oh and as for the Dawn Treader/Follow the light mix Andy C double drops them and Subfocus just mixes them at a random point.
     
  8. Olllie

    Olllie Bom Bom Cloud

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    I've found sometimes I do a mix, and then hear the exact same mix on a CD or someone elses mix. I mixed muffler - mermaids into danny byrd- shock out on my first ever recorded mix, before I heard the exact mix done on Hospital Mix 6.

    Great minds think alike!
     
  9. crooks777

    crooks777 NYACHA

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    what he said.

    gettin too serious... it's fucking music.
     
  10. Dj-Pezzz

    Dj-Pezzz HangOutWithYourWangOut

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    heard them both mix timewarp >> bodyrock....which is one of andy's many signature mixes!
     
  11. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    yeah, on this as well...
    often i do commix - be true / d-bridge&vegas - true romance mix 'n blend.
    i did this before i heard friction doing it, but needless to say when i did, i popped an instant boner and came bucket loads.

    it was powerful.
     
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    Dj-Pezzz HangOutWithYourWangOut

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    my mate (who doesnt even mix) did a PHAT mix of tarantula >> flamenco agessss ago....then bout a month later heard sub focus do the exact same mix!
     
  13. ScottyEightSix

    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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  14. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Wrong.

    That said, mixing one song into another is hardly plagiarism considering that there is a limited selection of tunes out there, some tunes clash (keys) and some tunes will obviously work well together (drops). If you string together 5 tunes in the same order as Andy C, you're nicking. I once called Teebee out for copying Hype's Essential D&B cd. I'm a cheeky bastard sometimes! :)
     
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  15. Mattix

    Mattix Sub Focus anyone?

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    Jesus! Calm down renegades, it was just a debate! Actually, ive decided im going to copyright every mix ive ever done and everyone andy c's done so if i ever EVER hear of you or anyone doing them again you'll owe me mega bucks...effective offfffffff...NOW!
     
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    ScottyEightSix HUGE EARS > COMEDY CHIN

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  17. DJ Uken

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    Probably the only one, but personally i think it's totally frownable, fair do's there's no rules to it, but lacks imagination and effort....caining other peoples mixes is a wank man.. you may find you accidentally do the same / similar then whatever, but to deliberately copy or mimic one is blatantly lame..

     
  18. Riisu

    Riisu Not the Preacher Man

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    i'm talking about 2 tunes together that you hear out live.

    not 4/5 songs on nightlife or something....
     
  19. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    Every mix you have ever done is 'copyrighted' = protected by copyright. The same with what you wrote above.

    You can't 'copyright' (not a verb anyway) Andy C's mixes because he holds the copyright to them.
     
  20. Dustek

    Dustek Finished the PhD

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    What you hear out live is also protected by copyright as a performance work. A mix of 2 songs is probably not protected (though it might be) because its not inventive enough.

    Regardless of law, copying a two song mix is fine artistically IMO but overdoing it and blind copying is not.