Legendary Techno Collective Accuses Armin Van Buuren Of Plagiarism For His Latest Ibiza Residency!

Armin Van Buuren

This past weekend, Armin Van Buuren came under heavy fire as legendary Detroit-based techno group Underground Resistance took to social media to denounce the trance veteran’s upcoming party concept ‘U R‘, which is set to be take over the White Isle at Hï Ibiza this summer. As pointed out by them, they accused the Dutch act to have stolen their logo. In their Facebook post, they wrote:

“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. Viva La Jaguar – 040.”

In response to the accusation, Armin responded by saying that the name was derived from an older concept of his named ‘Universal Religion‘ and neither him or his crew nor Hï/Ushuaïa’s team were aware of the similarities. You can check out his full statement below.

“I would like to start off by saying how unfortunate and unpleasant this situation is for everyone involved. My team, the team of Hï/Ushuaïa and myself were not aware of the similarities between our logo and the logo of Underground Resistance. Originally, UR – the name of the new event through which I’ll perform in Ibiza every week – is derived from Universal Religion, an older but nonetheless known Armin van Buuren concept. The logo, which consists of a custom-made font and frame, was designed to conform with the Armin van Buuren brand. After careful deliberation, my team, the team of Hï/Ushuaïa and myself have decided to keep the name UR as it is and to adjust the symbol. I trust that media, fans and Underground Resistance will be able to understand this decision.”

H/T: Mixmag

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