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A few weeks back, what can only be described as a heated Twitter debate took place between Hardwell and two member of Swedish House Mafia, about the etiquette of using other people's music in your mash-ups.
Hardwell promised his fans a free bootleg download when he reached 300,000 fans on Facebook, but Axwell and Sebastian Ingrosso vented their disapproval of Hardwell giving away a free bootleg, that included their music.
After something of a handbags at dawn Twitter argument, Hardwell apologised for the misunderstanding and withdrew the bootleg.
But now, Kasakde has waded in, giving his thoughts on the ethics of the mash-up. Writing on his blog, The American DJ said, "The politicking of a mash up is nothing new. Hip hop has been having this conversation since its inception. Sampling other people’s work comes with a price. And it makes sense on one hand – why wouldn’t you compensate someone who created something you’re using? A writer can’t just plagiarise another writer and call it inspiration."
The DJ then went on to say, "An artist can’t cut and paste other artwork and claim it as their own. Why would the rules in music be any different? Calling it a mash up, a tribute, a homage or a remix: does it even matter? I can tell you that it does."
You can read Kaskade's full blog post here where he delves deeper into his own approach to the bootleg and mash-up.