G-Dragon Is The Only K-Pop Artist Licensed To Sample Daft Punk
G-Dragon’s “OUTRO (Divina Commedia)” might sound a little familiar, especially to fans of French electronic duo, Daft Punk.
#ACTIIIMOTTE #MOTTE in MACAU??#motteinmacao #GDRAGON #WORLDTOUR#권지용 #KwonJiYong #OUTRO #神曲 #신곡 #DIVINACOMMEDIA pic.twitter.com/FB9w7XzzBo
— mikako♡미카코 (@mikakocoCHANEL) July 3, 2017
The song actually samples Daft Punk’s “Veridis Quo,” and it’s instantly noticeable at first listen.
GD’s Divina Commedia vs Daft Punk’s Veridis Quo
I love when artists I like sample other artists I also follow so I’m totally here for this! pic.twitter.com/hFEx2Mc3wW
— ❌ (@intermisssion) June 15, 2017
In music, sampling is legally using a part of another song through a license from the original artist or creator.
But sampling a popular track isn’t as easy as it sounds.
To use “Veridis Quo” in “OUTRO (Divina Commedia),” G-Dragon had to get approval from Daft Punk themselves.
Daft Punk has been known for being pretty strict with licensing.
In fact, they even blocked will.i.am from releasing a music video for his remix of “I Got It From My Mama,” which contained a sample from “Around the World.”
They must have really liked G-Dragon’s track!