What exactly is a bootleg version?
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    Default What exactly is a bootleg version?

    I've read all around that djs like hardwell exploded with their single of a bootleg version. I listened to the original and the bootleg version and they sound extremely similar. Is there a straight definition for this?

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    A bootleg is the same as a remix, just not officially authorized by the original artist. It was much harder to do before the proliferation of torrents and digital DAW's.
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    unauthorized remix

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    A remix that has not been approved by the author, also used as a term to define a "recreation" of a song, that might be the reason why the one you spoke about sounded so similar.

    a little explanation of the ethymology of the word: In the ol' times it related to people sneaking voice recorders into concert by hiding them in their boots; in the even older times (prohibition in the USA) it was the same, just across borders and instead of sound recorders they bootlegged homemade alcohol
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    Also applies to unofficial represses and releases of tunes.

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    A bootleg doesn't use stems, I believe, also yea not authorized
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