The Kiffness throws shade at Sketchy Bongo’s generic beats
The Kiffness is as well known for the music they produce as their main man, David Scott is for his outlandish videos and blog posts that poke fun at the music industry and other trending subjects.
David is a smart guy; one with big kahunas too as he is not shy to tackle some pretty touchy subjects. Although he has a sharp witted sense of humour it’s also not all fun and games though.
Several months ago he publicly denounced Oppikoppi for not paying artists which predictably came with its own measure of bad and good publicity. He consequently published this article – The Kiffness’ Artists Guide to getting paid
Some of his ramblings are a bit more light-hearted though such as First person goes to AfrikaBurn without telling anyone or Euphonik accidentally mixes a song in the correct key, both of which poke fun at respective subject matters.
Another favourite when the 90% quota system was introduced by the SABC was this one: 90% of SA Rock Bands quit after radio stations announce they still won’t play their music
So it’s fair to say The Kiffness is not afraid to make fun of others in the SA music biz and sometimes get a little serious about it too. David Scott is like our very own Deadmau5 in terms of publicly voicing his opinion but with a bit more flair and intellect.
His latest one though is really interesting…
How to make a #1 hit single on 5FM…
“I’ve been doing it wrong all this time!” says The Kiffness.
This time he’s throwing shade at music producer Sketchy Bongo and quite rightly so.
As he shows in his Facebook video post it looks like the hit song Get Right by Sheen Skaiz ft. Sketchy Bongo is nothing more than a generic sample from the sample pack called ‘Future Soul’ by Sample Magic.
Now Sketchy Bongo is legally entitled to use these beats if he bought them; that’s what sample packs are for – to slice, dice and manipulate for one’s own compositions.
But it seems like the backing track to Get Right is the entire beat and music sample with little or any manipulation and that’s why The Kiffness has called Sketchy Bongo out.
Surely if you are being paid to make beats, then that’s what you should be doing; making and manipulating beats – not just loading it up as a backing track!
What are your thoughts? Is The Kiffness right to call them out?
Is Sketchy Bongo lazy or is this what sample libraries are for?
Here’s the Facebook post by The Kiffness – you decide
Get Right by Sheen Skaiz ft. Sketchy Bongo on YouTube
Future Soul Music sample