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MASIF SATURDAYS presents FOCUS: S DEE [30.08.2014]




This week we FOCUS on one of the long time local heroes of the HARDER STYLES in SYDNEY...S DEE! Having been one of the pioneers of the HARDSTYLE movement in this great city and having achieved international acclaim with his productions it's overdue for this TRANSMISSION / MAGIC CITY / DEFQON main stage regular received a peak time solo set at the HOME OF THE HARDER STYLES...MASIF SATURDAYS! We hope you can join us for another quality show! See you on the dancefloor!
DJs: S DEE, THE STRANGERZ, STEVE HILL, SUAE, ALTERIOR MOTIVZ, PULSAR, HARDFORZE, MATRIX, MC D, MICKY D, NOMAD, MUTE, BACK TO BASICS, BEN PENFOLD, MIXXIE, DUPLEX, MECHANIC, ERIC LIU, HARMONIC DISTORTION, DARCY, MC NAPSTA,

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This week we FOCUS on one of the long time local heroes of the HARDER STYLES in SYDNEY...S DEE! Having been one of the pioneers of the HARDSTYLE movement in this great city and having achieved international acclaim with his productions it's overdue for this TRANSMISSION / MAGIC CITY / DEFQON main stage regular received a peak time solo set at the HOME OF THE HARDER STYLES...MASIF SATURDAYS!

We hope you can join us for another quality show!

See you on the dancefloor!

MASIF ARENA:
S DEE (90 MINUTE EXCLUSIVE 'FOCUS' SET)
!!!SURPRISE GUEST!!!
THE STRANGERZ
STEVE HILL
SUAE
ALTERIOR MOTIVZ
PULSAR
HARDFORZE
MATRIX
Hosted by: MC D

MASIF HARDER STYLES ARENA:
MICKY D
NOMAD [ACT]
MUTE
BACK TO BASICS
BEN PENFOLD [ACT]
MIXXIE
DUPLEX
MECHANIC
ERIC LIU
HARMONIC DISTORTION
DARCY
Hosted by: MC NAPSTA

"Because the Home of Harder Styles is MASIF!"

ENTRY INFO:
- DOORS OPEN: 10PM
- VIP GUESTLIST: (before Midnight)
- GENERAL:
- NEW LOCKOUTS in SYDNEY CBD! ENTRY b4 1:30AM!!!
- VENUE CLOSES: 5:00AM

SPACE DRESS CODE:
No gym gear. No track pants. No gym shorts. No caps.
No drawstring shorts. No Singlets. 3/4 length pants are fine. Come to party!
If in doubt, we recommend you make a little more effort.
The dress code isn't strict but there are limits.
Don't miss out on a Great Night out because you look too casual.

FACEBOOK:
Masif Events
Masif Saturdays
Hard Dance Sydney

MASIF SATURDAYS LINK:
www.masif.org
www.youtube.com/masifsaturdays

S DEE LINKS:
www.s-dee.com.au
www.facebook.com/sdeemusic
www.twitter.com/S_DEE
www.soundcloud.com/sdeemusic
www.youtube.com/user/SDEEDJ
Instagram: sdeemedia

S DEE BIO:
Simon Dilosa aka S DEE (Born 1986), is hailed as one of the biggest Hardstyle Talents in Australia. At a young age he was surrounded by music; his father was a professional musician for 30 years. While growing up he was shown how to play the drums & piano. By the age of 16 he started getting involved with Electronic music.

S DEE started his own Radio show in 2001 hosting one of the only Harddance stations on local radio, inviting guests from all around Australia. From this moment he gained a cult following which led him into the club/rave scene.

His passion for music and djing exploded when he stood behind the decks for the first time, playing out to hundreds of people. Since that first taste back at the start of 2004, S DEE has played at hundreds if not thousands of events, which include Defqon.1 Australia all years since it's been running which includes main stage, and not to mention almost every harddance club/rave/festival that has ever been thrown in Sydney Australia.

S Dee has also travelled all around Australia, The Netherlands & Malaysia to showcase his talent.
S Dee Is considered as one of Australia?s most finest Hardstyle DJ?s & Producers, In 2008, 2009 & 2012 S Dee was in the top 50 DJ's in the whole of Australia!

S DEE has had support all over the world from artists such as Headhunterz, Code Black, D-Block & S-Te-Fan, Toneshifterz, Scope DJ, A-Lusion, Brennan Heart, Kutski, Dj Isaac & Da Tweekaz just to name a few.

With almost 10 years involved in the harddance scene S Dee has now joined a well-known and respected label Brennan Heart Music which he will now release his solo productions.

With immense knowledge of Early Hardstyle & Current Hardstyle Simon plays a range of new & old with an enthusiastic performance to make sure the party goers leave the party never forgetting the name S DEE.

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Starts:
Saturday 30th August, 2014 @ 10:00 PM


Location:

Space, 127 Liverpool St., Sydney






Super Warehouse Gaming Party




Joypad presents: Super Warehouse Gaming Party! Extended Play Edition

Here at Joypad we strongly believe in the adage that you either go hard or go home. With that in mind, this month?s #superwarehouse will be a 10 hour gaming/dancing/partying BEHEMOTH of a shindig with DOUBLE THE GAMES and DOUBLE THE TUNAGE. As even the most hardened party animals need refreshment - we?ll be providing barbecued goodness in our courtyard throughout the day.

A special event deserves some very special guests. Keep your eyes peeled for our biggest musical and gaming headliners yet...
SUPER WAREHOUSE GAMING PARTY!" is a party in a warehouse crammed wall to wall with games (and a dance floor). It?s super.

PLAY YOUR FAVOURITE GAMES from our library of legit retro carts (via our live voting system). We have over 600 games across 4 generations of classic consoles - all housed in our beautiful custom made ?Joypods?. Check out 5 unreleased Indie gems from the buzziest devs around and take on the ever looming spectre of 2 player destroyer-of-friendships, "Nidhogg", on a massive projector.

DANCE YOUR BUNS OFF to the best gaming inspired DJs and live chip tune acts around.
TAKE SUP from our fully loaded bar.

All of our equipment is 100% authentic. No emulators, no pirated software, no fakery of any kind! From the consoles, to the controllers, to the sound and pictures from our B&O CRT TVs. This is retro gaming as you remember it (or maybe even better!)

This event is 18+, ID required.

Category: Nightlife

Afternoon session: £5, Evening session: £10, Extended play session: £12.50,
Booking




Starts:
Saturday 13th September, 2014 @ 2:00 PM


Location:

Oval Space, 29-32 The Oval, London, E2 9DT, UK






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1 month ago
Frantic Sydney presents Paul Glazby @ EMotion




On Nov 15 2014 we bring to you the fourth in our series ?Up Close and Personal? and are VERY excited to present UK Hard House legend Paul Glazby!
DJs: Paul Glazby, Steve Hill, Yoshi, Micky D, The Lab Rats, Cheesey Jim, Torbynik, Raissa, Scruby, Aron Chiarella

In our 13th year Frantic Sydney & The E-Motion Boat Party will play host to one of the absolute biggest names in
the Hard House scene.

Paul Glazby

The man behind Vicious Circle Recordings.

A name synonymous with the global Hard House scene.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? Paul Glazby has headlined at numerous events across the entire globe. With Australia being one of his biggest fan bases.

It has been 2 years since Paul Glazby tore the roof off with his closing set at the Hard Dance Icons Tour in 2012.

The requests and demands for his return have not gone unheard.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? One not to be missed.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 4TH AUGUST
STRICTLY LIMITED 500 CAPACITY

http://www.trybooking.com/97487

http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/frantic-sydney-presents-paul-glazby-the-emotion-boat-party/72556

ADD : www.facebook.com/frantic.sydney
LIKE : www.facebook.com/pages/Frantic-Sydney-and-the-E-Motion-boat-party/20279769285
FOLLOW : www.soundcloud.com/frantic-sydney

Supporting Paul Glazby are locals Steve Hill, Yoshi, Micky D, The Lab Rats and Cheesey Jim.

The middle level will be cranking once again with local talent featuring? Nathan Flexx, JTS, Yev, Cayza, Robbie
Muir, Leon Allen.

For all things Tech House, Electro and funk head to Catch 23 on the top floor with your favourites Torbynik,
Raissa, Scruby and Aron Chiarella.

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FRANTIC UPLIFTING DANCE ROOM

Paul Glazby (UK)
Steve Hill
Yoshi
Micky D
The Lab Rats
Cheesey Jim

CATCH 23 FUNKY ELECTRO ROOM
Torbynik
Raissa
Scruby
Aron Chiarella

MIDDLE LEVEL
Nathan Flexx
Yev
JTS
Cayza
Robbie Muir
Leon Allen

?ADRENALIZE?
The official "EMotion" - Free After Party @ the Burdekin Oxford St
5.30pm- 12am

Adrenalize Dj Line up (The Viper Room)...
ChrisCo
MTP
Geoff Atlas
Dj Ikki
Cyber
Caustic

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This event is strictly limited to 500 tickets on sale Monday August 4 from our usual outlets, ticket sellers and from Flight Centre Manly.

Early Bird Tickets + bf until sold out
Second release tickets + bf until sold out
+ bf thereafter

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Website




Starts:
Saturday 15th November, 2014 @ 11:00 AM







BE: Formative




BE: Formative on Aug 29.
DJs: Formative

BE: Formative
FRI 29 AUGUST
ZOUK

Put your hands up for the return of the one true night when you can just BE. Conceptualised and helmed by Zouk?s very own FORMATIVE, this is a night that?s been growing from strength to strength. Having conquered dance floors the world over from Ultra Music Festival Korea to Green Valley Brazil and Space Ibiza in 2013, this is the night when FORMATIVE will show you how to lose yourself to the bangers and belters that?ll sweep you off your feet! Prepare yourselves for full-on, hands-in-the-air, epic tunes from the get-go; capable of disarming the most hardened cynics in attendance! If you like artistes like Nicky Romero and Alesso and love future classics from the likes of TJR and Hard Rock Sofa, you?ll BE right at home here, alongside the music and his very own mash-up edits of everything from House to Electro to Progressive and even Trap that FORMATIVE will specially play to spice up the night

Zouk admission on 29 August for non-members (incl 2 drinks): /

www.facebook.com/djformative
www.twitter.com/djformative
www.soundcloud.com/formative
www.instagram.com/formative

Booking: http://atnd.it/14803-0

Category: Nightlife

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Starts:
Friday 29th August, 2014 @ 11:00 PM


Location:

Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street, Singapore, 169420, Singapore






Spin




Hard House & Hard Trance from the Spin Crew & Guests
DJs: Dan Andres, Macey, Simon Black, Decem Holen

SPIN is back at the 414 Club on the 2nd Friday Night of every month.

The SPIN Resident DJs and their special guests will be stylishly blending a fusion of Old Skool Hard Dance and Trance flavours with the latest cutting edge productions and new releases.

Resident DJs will play alongside this months special guest DJs,

So isn?t it time you had another big night at 414, Kick start your weekend at SPIN!! £10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am.
Email names to spinhard@outlook.com for guestlist

Spot ya on the dancefloor

£10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am




Starts:
Friday 10th October, 2014 @ 11:00 PM


Location:

Club 414, 414 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LF






Spin




Hard House & Hard Trance from the Spin Crew & Guests
DJs: Macey, Monique, Macloud, Simon Black, Decem Holen, Mad Theo, Ped & Pete

SPIN is back at the 414 Club on the 2nd Friday Night of every month.

The SPIN Resident DJs and their special guests will be stylishly blending a fusion of Old Skool Hard Dance and Trance flavours with the latest cutting edge productions and new releases.

Resident DJs will play alongside this months special guest DJs,

So isn?t it time you had another big night at 414, Kick start your weekend at SPIN!! £10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am.
Email names to spinhard@outlook.com for guestlist

Spot ya on the dancefloor

£10 Entry / £8 Guestlist B4 1am




Starts:
Friday 12th September, 2014 @ 11:00 PM


Location:

Club 414, 414 Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8LF






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1 month ago
Frantic Sydney presents Paul Glazby @ EMotion
Saturday 15th November 2014
In our 13th year Frantic Sydney & The E-Motion Boat Party will play host to one of the absolute biggest names inthe Hard House scene.

Paul Glazby

The man behind Vicious Circle Recordings.

A name synonymous with the global Hard House scene.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? Paul Glazby has headlined at numerous events across the entire globe. With Australia being one of his biggest fan bases.

It has been 2 years since Paul Glazby tore the roof off with his closing set at the Hard Dance Icons Tour in 2012.

The requests and demands for his return have not gone unheard.

A legend within the UK Hard House and NRG scene? One not to be missed.

TICKETS ON SALE MONDAY 4TH AUGUSTSTRICTLY LIMITED 500 CAPACITY

http://www.trybooking.com/97487

http://www.moshtix.com.au/v2/event/frantic-sydney-presents-paul-glazby-the-emotion-boat-party/72556

ADD : www.facebook.com/frantic.sydneyLIKE : www.facebook.com/pages/Frantic-Sydney-and-the-E-Motion-boat-party/20279769285FOLLOW : www.soundcloud.com/frantic-sydney

Supporting Paul Glazby are locals Steve Hill, Yoshi, Micky D, The Lab Rats and Cheesey Jim.

The middle level will be cranking once again with local talent featuring? Nathan Flexx, JTS, Yev, Cayza, RobbieMuir, Leon Allen.

For all things Tech House, Electro and funk head to Catch 23 on the top floor with your favourites Torbynik,
Raissa, Scruby and Aron Chiarella.

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FRANTIC UPLIFTING DANCE ROOM

Paul Glazby (UK)
Steve HillYoshiMicky DThe Lab RatsCheesey Jim

CATCH 23 FUNKY ELECTRO ROOMTorbynikRaissaScrubyAron Chiarella

MIDDLE LEVELNathan FlexxYevJTSCayzaRobbie MuirLeon Allen

?ADRENALIZE?
The official "EMotion" - Free After Party @ the Burdekin Oxford St5.30pm- 12am

Adrenalize Dj Line up (The Viper Room)...
ChrisCoMTPGeoff Atlas
Dj IkkiCyberCaustic

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This event is strictly limited to 500 tickets on sale Monday August 4 from our usual outlets, ticket sellers and from Flight Centre Manly.

Early Bird Tickets $35 + bf until sold outSecond release tickets $40 + bf until sold out$50 + bf thereafter


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Riverboat Shuffle Disco Cruise
Saturday 2nd August 2014
French Brothers Boats, Windsor, Windsor Promenade Barry Avenue, Windsor, SL4 1QX, United Kingdom
Party nights have finally arrived. This amazing night on the Thames in Windsor will suit all smaller groups looking to celebrate this summer. Suitable for small office parties, end of term teacher events, hen groups and any group including couples not able to book one of our private charter options.

Boat departs from Windsor Promenade at 19:30 returning again at 23:30. Your cruise includes a summer BBQ and live disco while you cruise the reaches of the upper Thames.

Tickets must be booked online in advance so please book early to avoid disappointment.

MENUBarbecued chicken or Vegetarian kebabsJacket potatoSelection of 3 saladsRoll and butterChefs selection of desserts

URLs:
Booking: http://atnd.it/12363-0Twitter: http://atnd.it/12363-1Facebook: http://atnd.it/12363-2

Category: Attractions | Attractions and Days Out


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Open Mic Mondays
Monday 16th June 2014
East Coast Social, 9 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1TJ, UK
Calling all Southend musicians / singers / poets / performers and supporters! Whether you are wanting to perform or support?we have all the right platforms to ensure you get heard in Southend. Bring your voice or bring your friend?we welcome all.

URLs:
Twiter: http://atnd.it/12249-2Facebook: http://atnd.it/12249-1

Category: Live Music

Artists: Matt Linnen, You


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2 months ago
Swedish Pirate Party Founder Says "Kill Copyright"

Copyright-brandedOP Ed by Rick Falkvinge, founder of the Swedish Pirate Party, from TorrentFreak.


People sometimes ask how the artists will get paid if - no, when - the copyright monopoly is abolished. This question is not based on facts.


Every time somebody questions the copyright monopoly, and in particular, whether it€™s reasonable to dismantle freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, freedom of speech, freedom of information, and the privacy of correspondence just to maintain a distribution monopoly for an entertainment industry, the same question pops up out of nowhere:

€œHow will the artists get paid?€.

The copyright industry has been absolutely phenomenal in misleading the public in this very simple matter, suggesting that artists€™ income somehow depend on a distribution monopoly of publishers. If the facts were out, this debate would have been over 20 years ago and the distribution monopoly already abolished quite unceremoniously.

There are three facts that need to be established and hammered in whenever somebody asks this question.

First: Less than one percent of artists€™ income comes from the copyright monopoly. Read that sentence again. The overwhelming majority of artists get their income today from student loans, day jobs, unemployment benefits, and so on and so forth. One of the most recent studies (€œCopyright as Incentive€, in Swedish as €œUpphovsrätten som incitament€, 2006) quotes a number of 0.9 per cent as the average income share of artists that can be directly attributed to the existence of the copyright monopoly. The report calls the direct share of artists€™ income €œnegligible€, €œinsignificant€. However, close to one hundred per cent of publishers€™ income €“ the income of unnecessary, parasitic middlemen €“ is directly attributable to the copyright monopoly today. Guess who€™s adamant about defending it? Hint: not artists.

Second: 99.99% of artists never see a cent in copyright monopoly royalties. Apart from the copyright industry€™s creative accounting and bookkeeping €“ arguably the only reason they ever had to call themselves the €œcreative industry€ €“ which usually robs artists blind, only one in ten thousand artists ever see a cent in copyright-monopoly-related royalties. Yes, this is a real number: 99% of artists are never signed with a label, and of those who are, 99% of those never see royalties. It comes across as patently absurd to defend a monopolistic, parasitic system where only one in ten thousand artists make any money with the argument €œhow will the artists make money any other way?€.

Third: Artists€™ income has more than doubled because of culture-sharing. Since the advent of hobby-scale unlicensed manufacturing €“ which is what culture-sharing is legally, since it breaks a manufacturing monopoly on copies €“ the average income for musicians has risen 114%, according to a Norwegian study. Numbers from Sweden and the UK show the same thing. This shift in income has a direct correlation to hobby-based unlicensed manufacturing, as the sales of copies is down the drain €“ which is the best news imaginable for artists, since households are spending as much money on culture before (or more, according to some studies), but are buying in sales channels where artists get a much larger piece of the pie. Hobby-based unlicensed manufacturing has meant the greatest wealth transfer from parasitic middlemen to artists in the history of recorded music.

As a final note, it should be told that even if artists went bankrupt because of sustained civil liberties, that would still be the way to go. Any artist that goes from plinking their guitar in the kitchen to wanting to sell an offering is no longer an artist, but an entrepreneur; the same rules apply to them as to every other entrepreneur on the planet. Specifically, they do not get to dismantle civil liberties because such liberties are bad for business. But as we see, we don€™t even need to take that into consideration, for the entire initial premise is false.

Kill copyright, already. Get rid of it. It hurts innovation, creativity, our next-generation industries, and our hard-won civil liberties. It€™s not even economically defensible.

 




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FKA Twigs - LP1

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Pummelled continuously round the head by 24-hour news. Obliged to watch an entire DVD boxset per night so as not to get left behind as a cultural dinosaur. Plans for a costly high-speed rail network just to make the journey from one bustling metropolis to a similarly overcrowded conurbation thirty minutes quicker. Software update notifications every time you plug in your damned toaster. A Facebook feed bombarded by the constantly ageing faces of your friends€™ infants. The We Buy Any Car jingle playing on an involuntary four-hour loop inside your crackling brain. Ray Winstone€™s disembodied noggin interrupting all sports coverage every thirteen seconds to bellow the words, €œCome on geezer, put a fackin€™ monkey on the €˜orses, you soft bleedin€™ muppet!€ Contracting the inability to concentrate on any arts criticism that dares to be longer than 140 characters. Too busy working, networking, scrolling, sharing and clicking to have the time or energy to even skim through a fluffy airport novel, let alone make it past footnote no. 24 of Infinite Jest.

Let€™s slow the f=== down everybody. And listen to FKA Twigs.

Traditionally, the sound of youthful dissent has often been tied to pedal-to-the-metal acceleration, be it punk rock, thrash metal, grindcore, drum and bass, happy hardcore, or The Cuban Boys€™ yodelling hamster song. Well that stuff€™s old hat now and with the world rattling forwards at twice the pace of Technohead€™s €˜I Wanna Be A Hippy€™, the only real way to rebel in 2014 is to slow down, man, s-l-ow d-ow-n.

As Sean €œMr DiS€ Adams tweeted to his bazillion followers after seeing her live for the first time, Tahliah Barnett aka FKA Twigs is a €œdrone€˜n€™b, Aaliyah in a slo-mo daydream€. The comparisons to the blue-mood soul sound of Aaliyah are apt. Barnett€™s extraordinary voice also evokes the melancholic queens of trip-hop Martina Topley-Bird and Beth Gibbons, and Massive Attack collaborators such as Sinead O€™Connor and Elizabeth Fraser (not to mention various others from the 4AD roster).

Anyone who€™s already heard the single €˜Two Weeks€™ will testify to the truly astounding nature of Barnett€™s vocals. The track is an astonishing display of power and restraint. If those desperate X-Factor wannabes are kids running amok in an unguarded fireworks warehouse, letting off bangers left, right and centre and accidentally burning their faces off with their own unfixed Catherine wheel lungs €˜cos they think that€™s what Mariah Carey does, Barnett is an expert pyrotechnic with a remarkable control over her rockets, knowing exactly when to explode and how long to hold back for pace and suspense with little more than a sparkling whisper. With extra swearing. And slower.

Kylie Minogue€™s instructions to €œslow down and dance with me, yeah, slow€ come to mind, yet despite rocking mounds of rich, deep, funky, booming grooves, LP1€™s music is too slow to dance to really. Try slo-mo boogying to this and you€™ll risk looking like an aqua aerobics class that lost its swimming pool. Its disorientating, unsettling and claustrophobic ambience would be better suited to soundtracking a Netflix reboot of Nineties yuppie drama This Life. But don€™t let that put you off. It may be slow but Twigs€™ music is constantly swerving, shifting and splicing. While its glitchy beats, swathes of bass and woozy synths may soothe, they never bore. Its production is slick, professional and precise, but fortunately LP1 remains too out-there to put on at a dreaded dinner party (unless, perhaps, it€™s one of those mythically kinky dinner parties where you all put your car keys in a bowl and then make ((excruciatingly slow)) love to someone else€™s hubby). €œSlow love / So much better when we take it easy / Slow love / So much better when we take our time,€ as Prince once sang.

Pleasingly, FKA Twigs makes sex sound as awkward and nerve-racking as it€™s always been here in post-Victorian England where we might get Prince but we never really get Prince. Twigs€™ music is undeniably sexy, but in a somewhat distracted, apprehensive and paranoid way that flirts with being more frightening/frightened than sensual. It€™s like trying to calmly enjoy a snog on the steady ascent of a rollercoaster, or being seduced by someone who you slightly suspect may in fact be a phantom. Perhaps Barnett is a phantom. Or an alien, like Prince. Or an imaginary mutant r€˜n€™b superstar who€™s escaped from the radiator inside one of David Lynch€™s transcendental nightmares.

When Twigs sings about touching herself on €˜Kicks€™, she doesn€™t sound cringingly exhibitionist like Lady Gaga or Madonna before her, she sounds wounded and alone (€œI love my touch, know just what to do, so I tell myself it€™s cool to get my kicks like you€), yet still strong and defiant (€œI just touch myself and say, I€™ll make my own damn way€). Like other aching tracks such as €˜Numbers€™ (€œWas I just a number to you?€), €˜Kicks€™ could be a retort sung by one the many girls who€™ve been dicked over by the sexual shenanigans of The Weeknd.

In actual fact, some of FKA Twigs€™ ostensibly sexy-time lyrics are deeper than they initially appear. Barnett has explained that €˜Lights On€™ (€œWhen I trust you we can do it with the lights on€) is more concerned with personality than physical matters; it€™s about being comfortable enough with somebody to reveal who you really are. And it turns out that €˜Video Girl€™, which on first listen might come across as some seedy virtual sex narrative, actually documents the far grubbier experience of Twigs€™ former employment as a backing dancer in the video for Jessie J€™s €˜Price Tag€™ (the horror! the horror!).

Confidently frail and hesitant, LP1 is a refreshing reaction to, and a calm assault upon, the unfathomably fast-paced total noise of the current age. It projects modern anxieties, vents them, and forms a big warm blanket to protect and medicate you from them too. So maybe you should surrender to Ray Winstone€™s bloating, floating, gambling-promoting mug after all and have a flutter on LP1 winning the Mercury. Don€™t let that put you off either. This is no Well-Done Our Kid by Guy Garvey and The Elbows or James Blake€™s Overblown. This one deserves it.

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New York, New York, It’s a Wonderful… Trade Mark
The New York Times reported last week that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (Port Authority) has sent a cease and desist letter toFishs Eddy, a New York City retailer selling house wares, asking it to stop selling goods featuring drawings of some of New York City€™s buildings, bridges and tunnels.
If this is a kitchen towel, a trademark attorney wants to speak with you
The Fishs Eddy€™s 212 product line features an artistic representation of the New York City skyline on plates, glasses, or kitchen towels. The skyline is black and the silhouettes of some iconic New York City buildings are represented with their name above the drawings: the Flatiron Building, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the beloved Twin Towers. Fishs Eddy also has a €˜Bridge and Tunnel€™ line, featuring New York€™s iconic bridges, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Queensboro Bridge, as well as the entrances to the Lincoln Tunnel and the Holland Tunnel.

The World Trade Center, where the Twin Towers once stood, is operated by the Port Authority. It also operates the €œbridges and tunnels€ which are indispensable to go in and out of the city (unless you hire a chopper of course). According to The New York Times€™ article, the cease and desist letter describes them as €œassets€ of the Port Authority, and asks Fishs Eddy to €œdestroy all materials, documents and other items bearing the assets.€

It is hard to understand what could be the legal basis for such assumptions. Some variations of €œBridge and Tunnel€ are registered as trade marks in the U.S., but none by the Port Authority. The spire of the Chrysler building is registered as a trade mark, but the trade mark is not owned by the Port Authority. A few years ago, its owner had also asked Fishs Eddy, unsuccessfully, to stop selling the 212 line.

The cease and desist letter also claims that the line €œinterferes with the Port Authority€™s control of its own reputation.€ It may be that the Port Authority is moving aggressively to either prevent commercial uses of the World Trade Center. Or it could be that it wants to sell souvenirs itself. It filed a trade mark application on June 26 for €˜One World Observatory,€™ serial number 86321949, in several classes, among them class 26 for hair accessories, class 27 for car mats, or class 28 for wind-up toys, yo-yos, snow globes, snow domes, bath toys, not to mention pet novelties. Its €œFreedom Tower€ trade mark was registered in class 16 for money clips, class 20 for plastic key chains, and many other delightful commodities, but was abandoned last year, as €˜Freedom Tower€™ will finally not be the official name of the new One World Trade Center tower.

The letter also argues that the lines €œevoke thoughts of the Port Authority, the twin towers, W.T.C. and the September 11th terrorist attacks.€ This is particularly puzzling, as it seems that the Port Authority wishes somehow to claim ownership of 9/11 and the Twin Towers. The 212 line, complete with the Twin Towers, predated the attacks. This tragedy, and the thoughts it may evoke, certainly does not belong to a single entity, nor should it belong to anybody.


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CLOSE TO FOREVER EP LAUNCH + TANYA SPARKE It is with great excitement and deep joy that Close to For
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Acoustic blues fans will be delighted by Melbourne?s Doc White, as he plays selections from & inspired by his favourite era ?" the 20s through to the early 40s: when acoustic blues and ragtime fingerpickers, slide players & the like were in their hey-day. Great songs, with lyrical ambiguities & quirky humour, are delivered on all manner of guitars, both resophonic & standard as well as mandolin, mandocello, ukulele and banjo!

Doc was found abandoned in house in Adelaide, South Australia by African-American Mormon missionaries. Spirited back to the US in a steamer trunk and raised on a peculiar musical diet of pre-war acoustic blues and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Doc rejected the Lord in favour of the devil?s music. He picked up a coveted 1935 D42 Martin guitar in a pawnshop by swapping it for a first edition of the Book of Mormon signed by Joseph Smith that came into his possession by dubious and unspecified means. Returning to Australia as a young man after a very public stoush with the Mormon church in Utah, he took up professional long distance swimming and still holds the record for the Glenelg to Somerton ocean swim he set in 1971. Although professional long distance swimming paid better than music, the siren call of the blues was too hard to ignore. 40 years later Doc is still wanted for questioning in Salt Lake City and still playing the blues.

Doc?s music has been played on ABC Radio and he has been featured on The Planet and in Rhythms Magazine.
Doc?s tune Cropduster Blues was voted Song of the Year at the 2004 VicTas Blues Awards



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Acoustic blues fans will be delighted by Melbournes Doc White, as he plays selections from & inspired by his favou
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Hugo Race is a prolific and visionary performer. A founding member of Nick Cave?s Bad Seeds and the seminal Australian 80s cult band The Wreckery, Hugo has released 20 albums and collaborated with artists from Sao Paolo to Rome, Berlin, London, Tucson, Brussels, Warsaw, Mali, Africa and beyond. Born in Melbourne, Hugo has spent most of the last 25 years living in Italy, France, Germany, UK and the USA.

Hugo Race performs in many guises. His latest Fatalists offering, We Never Had Control, is a raw and lyrically driven album centred around Hugo?s deep, soulful vocals often compared to artists like Mark Lanegan and Leonard Cohen.
With his international True Spirit collective he has produced 14 Hugo Race & True Spirit albums. Various collaborations span another ten or more albums, spread over several continents including his USA project Dirtmusic (their ?BKO? album, recorded in Bamako, Africa, a cross-cultural collaboration with the Malian Tuareg group Tamikrest, cited as one of the best albums of 2010), the French-American band Lilium, the Brazilian project Moses Complex, the London-based Pantaleimon, the Berlin-based Rogall?s Electric Circus Sideshow, the Sicilian band Sepiatone, the European ?supergroup? Songs With Other Strangers with PJ Harvey, producer John Parish, and the Italian multimedia project Merola Matrix.

Hugo returns to Sydney in solo mode for an intimate show at Camelot Lounge performing songs from his entire career.
with special guests.



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Brooklyn Restaurant Not a Good Egg for Famous Jeweler
Jeremy knows my fondness for big and expensive jewelry and has kindly alerted me to this recent case where the jewelry house Faberg successfully claimed that a Brooklyn restaurant had infringed on its trade marks and its retail storefront.
Could a Summons Be Hidden Inside?

Last June, Faberg Ltd and Faberg Services Ltd (Plaintiffs) filed a trademark and copyright infringement suit against the owners of the Faberge restaurant, located in Brooklyn, and their company, Good Vision Taste (Defendants). On July 31, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York issued a consent judgment and permanently enjoined defendants from using the Faberg (or Faberge) trade mark and from using the Faberg storefront?s design. The case is Faberg Ltd. et al.v. Yusufov et al., 1:14-cv-03519.

Faberg was originally the name of Peter Carl Faberg, a Russian jeweler who became famous for creating elaborate eggs which became the gift of choice for the Russian imperial family afterAlexander III first commissioned one to offer to his wife as an Easter present in 1885. The eggs, each unique and made using gold, diamonds or other precious materials, opened up to reveal their surprises, such as chocolate trufflesa diamond necklace or a diamond replica of the Imperial crown. The Faberg company still produces and sells egg pendants and other high-end jewelry. The Faberge restaurant is a somewhat more mundane venture which opened in Fall 2013 on Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, a part of Brooklyn where many immigrants from the former Soviet Unions have chosen to live.

The complaint alleged trademark infringement. It also claimed that Faberg is a famous trademark and that the Defendants were diluting the distinctive quality of the famous mark by such unauthorized use. Plaintiffs own several Faberg trade marks in the U.S which all predate the use of ?Faberge? by the Brooklyn restaurateurs. The restaurant?s name did not have an accent on the final ?e?, but nevertheless sported a continental flair by replacing the ?A? in its name by the Eiffel Tower on the sign adorning its faade. The Yelp page dedicated to the restaurant mistakenly spelled the restaurant?s name with an accent on the final ?e?.
The complaint also claimed that the restaurant had ?menu items that directly and obviously allude to the famous historical legacy of the Plaintiffs.? The menu indeed incorporates a Faberge salad and a St. Peter kebab. It does not, however, seem to take much inspiration from Russia, even if it features a ?crazy Napoleon? pastry on the menu and serves caviar in egg-shaped cups (see this video at 3: 26).

Well, the restaurateurs? use of the Faberge name for their restaurant was indeed a Berezina, as the Eastern District of New York Court permanently enjoined Plaintiffs from using Faberg, or Faberge, as a trade mark or the name of a restaurant, catering service or bar, or as a keyword for search engine optimization purposes.

It would have been hard to for the owners of the restaurant to deny that they were inspired by the Fabergcompany when naming their restaurant as they also used the Faberg retail storefront as their source of inspiration for their own faade. Faberg owns a copyright for the storefront design of its London and Kiev retail stores, which consists of a repeating patterns of purple diamonds outlined in gold, which is designed to recall the trellis pattern used on some of the original Faberg eggs (see p. 5 of the complaint). The Brooklyn restaurant used a similar pattern on its own faade, although the golden outlines are not as ornate. It also used the diamond pattern in its inside dcor (see this video at 4:07). The Eastern District of New York Court also permanently enjoined Defendants from displaying, copying or making use of Plaintiff?s storefront design, or ?any confusingly similar variation thereof.?

Defendants have thirty days to destroy all materials and documents bearing the Faberge name, to stop using Faberge as the name of their restaurant and to stop incorporating the Fabergstorefront design in their own storefront.

Rose Trellis Egg courtesy of the Walters Art Museum under a CC BY-SA 3.0 license.





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CLOSE TO FOREVER EP LAUNCH + TANYA SPARKE It is with great excitement and deep joy that Close to For
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Acoustic blues fans will be delighted by Melbourne?s Doc White, as he plays selections from & inspired by his favourite era ?" the 20s through to the early 40s: when acoustic blues and ragtime fingerpickers, slide players & the like were in their hey-day. Great songs, with lyrical ambiguities & quirky humour, are delivered on all manner of guitars, both resophonic & standard as well as mandolin, mandocello, ukulele and banjo!

Doc was found abandoned in house in Adelaide, South Australia by African-American Mormon missionaries. Spirited back to the US in a steamer trunk and raised on a peculiar musical diet of pre-war acoustic blues and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, Doc rejected the Lord in favour of the devil?s music. He picked up a coveted 1935 D42 Martin guitar in a pawnshop by swapping it for a first edition of the Book of Mormon signed by Joseph Smith that came into his possession by dubious and unspecified means. Returning to Australia as a young man after a very public stoush with the Mormon church in Utah, he took up professional long distance swimming and still holds the record for the Glenelg to Somerton ocean swim he set in 1971. Although professional long distance swimming paid better than music, the siren call of the blues was too hard to ignore. 40 years later Doc is still wanted for questioning in Salt Lake City and still playing the blues.

Doc?s music has been played on ABC Radio and he has been featured on The Planet and in Rhythms Magazine.
Doc?s tune Cropduster Blues was voted Song of the Year at the 2004 VicTas Blues Awards



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Local Suicide "We Can Go Everywhere (Richard Rossa Remix)"

Berlin duo Local Suicide are set to issue its debut release later this month. The four-track We Can Go Everywhere EP (artwork above) will offer the pair's original track of the same name?"which lands somewhere between synth-pop, disco-house, and indie dance?"along with a trio of remixes from the likes of In Flagranti, Iigo Vontier, and Richard Rossa, whose playful rework is featured here.

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Aug 29th 14 - NORTH COAST FESTIVAL 2014 - FRIDAY
FRIDAY AUGUST 29th - DAY 1

BASSNECTAR

ALESSO

-listed in alphabetical order-
SHOWTEK ? W&W

-listed in alphabetical order-
ACTION BRONSON ? CHET FAKER ? KEYS N KRATES ? LETTUCEPAPADOSIO ? WASHED OUT ? WHAT SO NOT

-listed in alphabetical order-
BADBADNOTGOOD ? ORCHARD LOUNGE ? PROBCAUSE

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CHRIS V ? EMERSON JAY (Live Winner) ? HEXES ? KYRAL & BANKO ? M4SONIC ? MIGHTY THOR & WHY B ? SUN STEREO

Welcome to the 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY of the Chicago Summer's upstart music festival, the second annual North Coast Music Festival, descending upon Union Park this Labor Day Weekend.

Labor Day Weekend, August 29th - August 31st, Chicago's independent producers and worthwhile charities welcome the world's electronic, house, jamband, indie, and hip-hop communities to Union Park for a lineup that continues to grow.

For Hotel and Lodging Information please go to...
http://www.northcoastfestival.com/hotels/

All 3-day tickets are available via regular mail or print-at-home options. Will Call available for non-U.S. customers only.

All mailed tickets will be sent in a white CLUB TIX envelope. Please provide a reliable address.

Children under the AGE of 10 YEARS OLD will be admitted FREE with adult.

Lost or Stolen tickets will NOT be REFUNDED or REPLACED. ALL SALES ARE FINAL RAIN OR SHINE. LINE UP SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Shipping Notes: It can take up to three weeks for your ticket to arrive. For any ticketing discrepancies, please visit http://www.clubtix.com/my_account/support for assistance.


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Acoustic blues fans will be delighted by Melbournes Doc White, as he plays selections from & inspired by his favou
Camelot Lounge, 19 Marrickville Road Marrickville NSW 2204

Hugo Race is a prolific and visionary performer. A founding member of Nick Cave?s Bad Seeds and the seminal Australian 80s cult band The Wreckery, Hugo has released 20 albums and collaborated with artists from Sao Paolo to Rome, Berlin, London, Tucson, Brussels, Warsaw, Mali, Africa and beyond. Born in Melbourne, Hugo has spent most of the last 25 years living in Italy, France, Germany, UK and the USA.

Hugo Race performs in many guises. His latest Fatalists offering, We Never Had Control, is a raw and lyrically driven album centred around Hugo?s deep, soulful vocals often compared to artists like Mark Lanegan and Leonard Cohen.
With his international True Spirit collective he has produced 14 Hugo Race & True Spirit albums. Various collaborations span another ten or more albums, spread over several continents including his USA project Dirtmusic (their ?BKO? album, recorded in Bamako, Africa, a cross-cultural collaboration with the Malian Tuareg group Tamikrest, cited as one of the best albums of 2010), the French-American band Lilium, the Brazilian project Moses Complex, the London-based Pantaleimon, the Berlin-based Rogall?s Electric Circus Sideshow, the Sicilian band Sepiatone, the European ?supergroup? Songs With Other Strangers with PJ Harvey, producer John Parish, and the Italian multimedia project Merola Matrix.

Hugo returns to Sydney in solo mode for an intimate show at Camelot Lounge performing songs from his entire career.
with special guests.



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