Tarkan's "Cuppa" Piracy Claim
Uberjak'd is at the forefront of the new wave of Australian club producers impacting the global electronic scene, with his influence reaching all the way to Tarkan's latest effort.
Columnist Onur Baştürk, writing for Turkish daily Hürriyet - owned by Doğan Holding, which also owns Tarkan's current music label DMC - has said that the whistle intro is a standard royalty free sample that can be bought and used by anyone, with the Australian DJ having used it first.
Some commentators have been quick to point out that producing songs with single-purchase royalty free samples from the public domain suggests the artist is in quick need of money and is cutting corners, cashing in on his name.
Evidence of ready-made samples being used by Tarkan, instead of original compositions, has seemingly worked to cheapen the track's production into sounding like a bootleg version.
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Becoming the focus of ridicule on Turkish morning entertainment shows, this is just the latest of a series of claims to hit the song. Conspiracy theories attached to the song claim that the track was a coded signal to start the 15 July coup.
Rumours say that had the coup been successful, borders would have closed and no one in Turkey would have realised the musical theft, giving an explanation as to why such an iconic singer would openly steal from an Australian producer.
But the scandal and unfounded conspiracies following the song have benefited Tarkan's viewing figures on YouTube for "Cuppa".