First of all....'sarcasm' where?? C'mon......TMZ or the BBC......Diplo said what he said, on FILM -- he couldn't have been clearer, whatever his sense of humor is or isn't. And if he thinks TMZ is so low, why stop and talk with them then? Total backtracking: its a little ridiculous to give an interview about something that involves big $$$$ on camera to an organization and then later say they're "not a source"!
*edit* Anyway all that is beside the point: if you have ears its obvious that the two songs have almost the EXACT same riff at the SAME place in the song (the beginning) in the SAME key, and he even said he knows the group White Hinterland which means it didn't come from some source nobody never heard of. That they manipulated the songwriter's vocal to re-do it means NOTHING, if they didn't clear it, despite being asked to.
There are people just waiting for "celebrities" -can't stand the concept- to take pictures or ask weird things. Then these people shop that material.
Sites like TMZ buy that material and make "shocking news" about it. In any case is "Diplo talked with TMZ".
Diplo does awful jokes all the time. Bad sense of humor.
Plus, he wasn't involved in the record.
And, I know there's some people in the forum that makes music too, and everyone knows that there's not unused chord progressions or melodies or stuff.
It's a 1 bar bit.
The video I posted before actually shows Skrillex and the way the arrangement was done, transposing an adlib and placing it in other part.
The one bar melody is very similar, but using that video as a proof, I think there's no bad intention behind it.
To avoid legal issues, it makes sense to give them proper credit.
But the arrangements and the song itself are completely different things.