The music producer and DJ, Ekali, has called out Devault for being a fraud and ripping off other producers.
About two years ago, Pham and Devault were apparently working on a collab together. While it's still unclear, one of them made a demo beat the eventually made it to Devault's remix of AlunaGeorge's “Not About Love.” While the remix was released in February, Pham didn't seem to notice until recently when he said “At least change the key my dude.”
Then it seems that Ekali became involved in a Twitter dispute with Devault. Devault responded by saying “This was a miscommunication on my part 9 months ago that we cleared up recently face to face and had to learn from, the new music will speak [sic].” The tweet has since been deleted, but Ekali responded by saying “Did you miscommunicate whethans EXACT sound design & arrangement into your kehlani remix too? Habitual & blatant thievery=/=isolated mistake.”
Yeah (also reused in two other tracks). I gave him a fair warning on dms some time ago. The sounds he reused are inconvenient to replicate.
— Pham (@whoispham) September 8, 2017
Listen to the similarities below:
DEVAULT Remixes Kehlani's “Undercover”
Wheathin Remix TYuS' “City Of The Rose”