According to Contact Music, Gorillaz have been accused of stealing their new song, Stylo from Eddy Grant’s song, Time Warp.
Eddy said, “I am outraged that the Gorillaz have infringed the copyright of my song Time Warm claiming their song Stylo to be an original compilation. My song sits almost note to note with their release and is a blatant rip off. Time Warp is a very popular song and has been a staple of the DJ scene for many years and I feel total disrespect from Gorillaz and their management company, especially as they are an established act. I am very angrey that this was not picked up by our mutual publisher EMI’s administration division. It’s such an obvious copy that from day one the band and their management should have taken control of this situation with EMI publishing. I would like the outcome to be that the band admits that they have lifted my song, that I have a full credit for the song and an apology from the band.”
After the jump for the comparison side by side!
Stylo / Time Warp
The melodies are very similar, but Gorillaz have definitely sped up the song with a cooler beat. But Eddy does have a point.
Roberta Ferguson has been blogging professionally since 2006. Roberta hails from Cleveland, Ohio, but calls North Royalton her home. She shares her life with a wonderful man and her two sons in the small city that could only be otherwise known as Mayberry.