Over the weekend, some the best talents headed to in Turin, Italy. Following the weekend, Solomun, , issued an apology for a track misstep he made during his set on Saturday.
According to a Facebook post on his page, Solomun received a demo shortly before the set that contained a sample the Islamic Call to Prayer. Without realizing or recognizing the sample, Solomun decided to play it within his set but sensed that “something was f” before mixing out the track at the first break. Later, it was brought to his attention that he had played a track with a vocal sample the Call to Prayer.
“First and foremost I would like to apologize to all Muslims around the globe for playing a track at Saturday’s Kappa Futur Festival, which contains a vocal sample the Islamic Call to Prayer. A big thank you to those pointed out to me that I unknowingly had just made such a big mistake,” he wrote. “Now that I was made aware the impact this, I want to ask for your forgiveness: With all my heart I want to apologize for hurting religious feelings. As I am a religious person myself, nothing could be further from my intentions. I am deeply ashamed that this has happened.”
He’s since reached back out to the producer who sent him the demo, instructing him not to release or play the tune and has also taken steps to remove recordings his set where possible.
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