Lazy pop sampling strikes again: Beyonce vs Major Lazer
Wed 20th Apr, 2011 News 2712 viewsin
ITMers will likely remember the shit-storm that erupted earlier in the year when Black Eyed Peas main offender Will.i.am didn’t so much as sample Boys Noize’s club hit Yeah but jacked an untouched and unauthorised version for his own dodgy tune.
The trend of lazy dance ripping is set to continue on though with the latest account finding US megastar Beyonce lifting liberally from Pon de Floor, Diplo and Switch’s big hit from their Major Lazer project.
Entitled Girls (Who Run The World), Beyonce’s new single borrows heavily from Pon de Floor, jacking pretty much the entire structure of the original production.
In defense of the single, the sampling is slightly more creative than Will.i.am’s attempt at nabbing some club cool, with flourishes of additional production sprucing up Girls. What’s more the Pon de Floor sampling is actually legit, with Diplo and Switch serving as co-producers of the track. Good for them at least!
You can hear the two tunes side by side below although the Beyonce tune will likely get pulled from YouTube very quickly. There’s an extra clip below that shows Beyonce’s dance troupe practicing moves for the video shoot to Pon de Floor however, showing just how much of a blueprint that track is to the diva’s new dance sound.