This Week… Underground Resisted?
"Techno is everything you haven't imagined yet" – Jeff Mills
"As a DJ, people expect a certain sound and a certain danceability for the music. As a producer, I really like to let go of any rules that may exist" – Armin van Buuren
"I love music more than I love people" – Jeff Mills
This week, seminal techno outfit Underground Resistance called out trance bellend Armin van Buuren for plagiarizing their iconic logo:
"Is there no shame? What happened to electronic creativity? What the fuck is it all about the money?? To "those who know" MOVE TO CONDITION RED!! To those who steal culture – You have been warned"
For those who need a reminder, here is the iconic UR logo:
And here is the poster for Armin van Buuren's new Ibiza residency:
I mean, yeah…
Now, maybe Armin van Buuren has never heard of Underground Resistance, which for a DJ over 20 years deep in the game is a crime in and of itself. He certainly claims that he was unaware of the (exact fucking) similarities between the two logos. He also claims that calling his residency U R was a reference to a concept of his called 'Universal Religion'… but ending up with that logo? I dunno, make your own judgements, but to me it's staggering ignorance at best, and cynically exploiting another artist's authenticity at worst.
WHAT HAS DONALD TRUMP BEEN UP TO THIS WEEK?
Engaging in satanic rituals:
Participating in a "very beautiful" sword dance:
Signing his name in the guest book at Chuck E. Cheese's… sorry, Israel's Holocaust Museum:
ANY OTHER BUSINESS?
Grime jester Big Narstie graced the hallowed halls of Oxford University:
Finally, travel agent Thomas Cook revealed some of their most amusing customer complaints… We'll leave you with some of the choice cuts:
1) “On my holiday to Goa in India, I was disgusted to find that almost every restaurant served curry. I don’t like spicy food.”
2) “It’s lazy of the local shopkeepers in Puerto Vallartato to close in the afternoons. I often needed to buy things during ‘siesta’ time — this should be banned.”
3) “I think it should be explained in the brochure that the local convenience store does not sell proper biscuits like custard creams or ginger nuts.”
4) “We went on holiday to Spain and had a problem with the taxi drivers as they were all Spanish.”
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