Once again, our worlds have collided in a big way, but not in a good way.
Over the past weekend (Saturday, 14th January), South Korean comedian/DJ Park Myung Soo (박명수) was playing at Club Octagon in the Gangnam district in Seoul when he suddenly decided to drop Jewelz & Sparks’ latest track, “Grand Opera”.
In case you don’t know what it sounds like, here:
“Grand Opera” was released on 6th January 2017 under Revealed Recordings aka former world #1 Hardwell‘s record label. The EDM track has been receiving a lot of love from dance music fans and to be honest, we think that it’s pretty sick too!
Unfortunately for the 46-year-old veteran star, who calls himself DJ “G-Park”, instead of dropping the original track at Club Octagon, he was caught playing the “Hardwell On Air” (Hardwell’s weekly podcast) version. Which basically means that it was illegally ripped. Needless to say, the move sparked so much controversy that hordes of EDM fans have taken to Park Myung Soo’s Instagram account to tag the respective artistes (Jewelz & Sparks, Hardwell) and leave nasty comments.
In response to the incident, Jewelz & Sparks and Hardwell tweeted:
— Jewelz & Sparks (@jewelzandsparks) January 16, 2017
— Hardwell (@HARDWELL) January 16, 2017
Park Myung Soo, who happens to be a fan of Hardwell himself, has since posted up a statement on his Instagram account to apologise for playing an illegally downloaded track, adding that he made a mistake while he was in the moment and that he will be more careful in his selection of songs from now on.