Whilst on a lovely browse for new and exciting music to share with you all, I came across a wild and crazy-fun Canadian trio of dudes wearing light-up animal helmets, performing in churches. Yes. CHURCHES. Instantly curious, I pressed play on their electro original “Destroy It,” and as the intro pulled me in, I knew there was no turning back. A catchy snare beat, dark, developing chords, grimy synth leads and bass-in-your-face rage elements combined all together to create a MAJOR dance party sound that can only be appropriately described by their alias: Black Tiger Sex Machine.
Obsessed, I let their tracks play on and came to “Jack That Body,” an original collaboration with Black Tiger Sex Machine and fellow Canadian producer Dabin. If I wasn’t 100% before, I was sold after this. With disco, progressive, dubstep, and electro-house elements construed into one hard-hitting party track, these big bad wolves are one tough trio nobody would want to mess with..
BUT- as we know in the music world, some artists are genuine, and some cheat to win. Which brings us to guess-who: Afrojack.
Though I assumed searching for fresh, original music would never lead me to such a “legend” as Afrojack, the comment posts below Black Tiger’s killer track “Jack That Body” had his name slathered all over. But why?? I read on..
Apparently, Afrojack’s latest Soundcloud preview is, coincidentally enough, called “Jack That Body,” and as I (regrettably) listen in on his same-named original, I hear the same structure and the same EXACT vocal sample. The only difference? Afrojack completely disgraces my listening ears and throws in one of his over-used, overrated dutch-house leads; Turning not only a true original piece into a stolen work of his own, but one that sounds like everything else he makes. A double-fail, if you will.
So why doesn’t Afrojack have his version listed as a remix? Black Tiger Sex Machine and Dabin‘s collab came out 3 months prior, and is already available for sale on Beatport, HERE. We thought his track-stealing, rip-off days were over, but our guess is based on the old saying, “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” He could at least re-name his version to “Jack That Track.” Seems a bit more fitting.
I will let you decide on this one, but I will say that Afro’s version isn’t worth a listen; lest you love him and his dutchy leads. But if you were to take ANYTHING away from this posting (which was the original plan, anyhow), it’s that Black Tiger Sex Machine is raw, wild, and wickedly brilliant in their sound and YOU should show them some love. Perhaps they will grace the Northwest with a show one of these days? We sure hope so.
For a visual preview of Black Tiger Sex Machine, watch below!