Tiësto Reimagines Marvin Gaye in Brazilian Bass-Inspired “Grapevine”

Somehow we do not expect Tiësto to property in Marvin Gaye’s household’s legal crosshairs.

Tiësto’s newest single displays an unlikely combination between classic soul and an vague EDM subgenre. The Dutch superstar DJ/producer and Musical Freedom label head sampled the late Marvin Gaye for a Brazilian bass track titled”Grapevine.”

As you might glean from the name , the centerpiece of”Grapevine” is a sample of this iconic sung from Gaye’s 1968 classic”I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” Underscoring it is a gravelly bass line distinctly similar to those of Brazilian bass songs like Alok and Liu’s”Bolumback” or”Whip It Up” be Sevenn.

Marvin Gaye’s discography has sparked controversy over the past few years as many artists come under fire for plagiarizing intellectual property belonging to his mansion. His family members had been awarded $5.4 million in a lawsuit against Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams on the grounds that their 2013 only”Blurred Lines” borrowed too heavily from”Got To Give It Up” by Gaye (who had been shot dead with his father in 1984). 

More recently, Ed Sheeran was directed at Gaye’s household for plagiarizing the 1973 hit”Let’s Get It On” within his 2014 tune”Thinking Out Loud.”

Being Tiësto’s new track borrows directly from one of Marvin Gaye’s songs, he almost certainly took steps to ensure it would not meet the same fate as individuals of Thicke, Williams and Sheeran. “After first playing’Grapevine’ and getting such a huge response at Ultra Miami this year, I knew it was special,” he said in a statement. “The infectious vocal is a cover from the Marvin Gaye classic ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine.'”

Stream or obtain”Grapevine” by Tiësto across programs here.

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