Tom Misch + Yussef Dayes: The Real

From vocalist and instrumentalist Tom Misch and drummer Yussef Dayes, “The Real” features a pitched-up sample of “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. The song (appearing on Dayes and Misch’s collaborative album, What Kinda Music) mixes electronic elements with percussion and a bass line more typically used in hip-hop—all layered under Misch’s sultry vocals. The result is a hybrid piece …

“Blurred Lines'” $7.4m Verdict

Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke will have to pay the children of Marvin Gaye $7.4 million after a jury found the 2013 smash-hit “Blurred Lines” to be too similar to Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” This is just the latest incident tied to the widely controversial song (and music video) by Thicke and Williams, which has earned the two singers millions of dollars since …