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Kraftwerk Leads Landmark Lineup for Moogfest 2014

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 19, 2013 by E.N.

moogfest 2014Moogfest Announces Kraftwerk and Chic To Headline 2014 Performance Program

Electronic Music Pioneers KRAFTWERK 3-D to present 3 Concerts at Moogfest 2014 and a dance party featuring music super producer Nile Rodgers and his band CHIC. Plus exclusive live performances from legendary composer Giorgio Moroder and artist Laurie Anderson.

Other Nighttime Performers Include, RJD2, Soul Clap, Daedalus, Dan Deacon, Gas Lamp Killer, Green Velvet, Sasha, Art Department, Escort and A Rare Performance From UK’s Darkstar.

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Moogfest 2014 Phase 2 Headliners and Nighttime Performers (in alphabetical order)
Adult
Art Department
Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks
Bottin
Chic
Daedalus
Dan Deacon
Darkstar
Erika
Escort
Gaslamp Killer
Giorgio Moroder
Green Velvet
Kaytranada
Kraftwerk
Lapalux
Laurie Anderson
LE1f
Les Sins
Mark Farina
Mike Simonetti
Nick Monaco
NRP (No Regular Play)
RJD2
Sasha
Shigeto
Slow Hands
Soul Clap
TOKiMONSTA
Two Fresh
Wolf Eyes
These artists will join in the company of the nightly music showcase curators including Experimental Record Labels Warp RecordsDFAFool’s GoldGhostly InternationalNo. 19 Music’s Social ExperimentRVNG Intl., and Driftless Recordings. Plus Electronic Tastemakers Crew Love, Brooklyn-based Cultural Organization AFROPUNK, Detroit’s Movement Festival, North Carolina’s Hopscotch Festival, and Austin’s Switched On.
TICKET INFO:
Moogfest 2014 GA Day and Night Package: $299*
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Night (Music) Only Tickets at $199 while supplies last.
Moogfest 2014 offers a limited number of Day (Conference ) Only Tickets at $249 while supplies last.
VIP tickets available at $499
More information on tickets, VIP packages and payment plans available at www.moogfest.com/tickets

Thomas Azier Releases Ghostcity Remix EP ( via Casablanca), Shares Free Mixtape + New Remix

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2013 by E.N.

Thomas Azier Releases Ghostcity Remix EP

Berlin’s dark electronic pop singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Azier released his Ghostcity Remix EP  through Casablanca Records. Fans have already heard Pyramid’s great remix of “Ghostcity,” but today Azier has shared his self-remix of the track, along with compiling a new mixtape ( soundcloud). The mixtape features music from some of Azier’s favorite artists, including Kanye West, Kraftwerk, Hudson Mohawke and more.

 Thomas Azier was born in the Netherlands, but relocated to Berlin at age 19. After hundreds of sketches and pre-productions on his computer, Thomas Azier eventually started to lay the final touches on his debut in fall 2012. He set up his studio in an old East German factory where the church bells for the Kremlin used to be manufactured. That old factory proved just the right place for the truly industrial twist on pop music Azier was looking for.
Buy the Ghostcity Remix EP via iTunes


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Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Beach House & K-X-P Added To Flow Festival’s Lineup

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2013 by E.N.

Godspeed You! Black EmperorFlow Festival, based in Helsinki have dropped their latest line-up, which includes legendary post rock band Godspeed You! Black Emperor. One of rock’s most emotive collectives returned this October after nearly a decade in hiatus with album ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend!’ which proved that its uncompromising but atmospheric expression was still the best in its genre.The band’s ever-ambitious visual displays will be in full force at Flow, where a film will be looping with the force of four 16 mm projectors.

Also added are dream pop duo Beach House, one of the most successful indie acts in recent years,  their last two albums ‘Teen Dream’and ‘Bloom’ for the legendary Sub Pop label saw them perfecting  their misty sound and scored them fans across the globe. Next up are critically acclaimed electro Finnish act K-X-P who are setting the international standard of indie psychedelia.

The latest line-up will be joined by the already announced KraftwerkThe KnifeKendrick LamarNick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Solange, AlunaGeorge, Disclosure, Haim, Mykki Blanco, afro beat hero Ebo Taylor, Karenn, Maya Jane Coles, Todd Terje, Azealia Banks, Finnish electro outfit Sarah Kivi & Non Orchestra and Goat at Helsinki’s historic Suvilahti – a disused powerplant built at the turn of the century this August.

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Nitzer Ebb Founder Douglas J. McCarthy to Release Solo Album “Kill Your Friends”(Stream Now)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2013 by E.N.

DJMCoverNitzer Ebb Founder/Electronic music pioneer Douglas J. McCarthy is releasing KILL YOUR FRIENDS, his highly anticipated debut solo album.

KILL YOUR FRIENDS is a viscerally energetic journey through the darker side of electronic dance music. Douglas says of the record, “KILL YOUR FRIENDS represents a cross section of my musical history from my teens till now.

The album is currently available for digital pre-order and will be released on February 18th, 2013, with exclusive bonus tracks on iTunes and Beatport while physical copies (CD and Vinyl) can be purchased now at www.pylonrecords.com.

McCarthy began writing Kill Your Friends in 2010 during a European tour. McCarthy and Producer/DJ Mark Bell,– lauded for his work with such acts as Doc Martin and Felix da Housecat, recorded the album in Los Angeles over a two year period that also found McCarthy performing 150 live shows with Nitzer Ebb, caring for his dying father in England, and journeying across India by train with his wife.Kill Your Friends douglas mcCarthy

Writing Kill Your Friends as he traveled the world, McCarthy returned home to Los Angeles to join new band member,Cyrus Rex, in his studio where, with Bell producing, they collectively channeled McCarthy’s debut into a remarkable piece of work. Recalling Cabaret Voltaire, Heroes era BowieMalcom McLaren New York B-boy and Kraftwerk, to name a few, this record devilishly blends industrial and experimental sounds with heavy dance floor beats and pop melodies.

Revolutionary in its conception and execution, Kill Your Friends truly exploits the opportunity a debut album provides for an artist to create new rules of engagement.

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Klaina – Gathering Hardware Sessions ep

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2012 by E.N.

The long awaited 2nd release for Digital Drop see’s Belgium’s Klaina deliver an excellent Ep of Detroit infused Techno.

“At a young age, Klaina was already influenced by the sounds of Art of Noise, Kraftwerk, Jean Michelle Jarre and Eqinox, but all various forms of synthetic sounds and futurisme heavily influenced him. His excursions into different electronic music styles brought him closer and closer to his search for deep inspirational atmospheric sounds.

Carried by the deeply rooted need for more quality, deep shades and the musical techno background he already experienced as a teenager, Dj Bone easely caught his eye on his remarkable DJ skills as a true producer driven by his inner soul… Klaina soon figured out the difference between good music, bad music and Detroit Techno music.

Since that time he became infected with the Detroit sound and started practising his turntable skills, driven by the need for experimenting, combining and creating his own sound DJ-ing with,3 turntables was the way to push his message through . The need to get his message out there kept on grewing and pulled him into the world of producing. I’ts no wonder he got discovered by Electronic Art Recordings, Subject Detroit, Bastardo Electrico and Etiketa Records requesting him to produce specific tracks to support the labels on its mission…

His DJ-sets are what he stands for, his productions are what he believes in, an expression of his inner world, the urge to give something to people….

Today with both traditional, and electronic instruments Klaina is continuing his own path through the electronic world, Co-hosting and promoting Motorcitysounds radioshow and events in cooperation with Trish Van Eynde.”

source 2012 motorcitysounds.net

Klaina has released on such labels as Subject Detroit, Bastardo Electrico and Etiketa and is featured on coming release on his own label motorcitysounds (with Trish Van Eynde) had remixes on Soma, Digital Drop and Nice and Nasty (forthcoming).

For his full release on Digital Drop Klaina delivers his trademark sounds – classic Detroit pads and chords with the tightest of Drum programming.

Chemical Brothers – Theme For Velodrome(Stream)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by E.N.

Terrence Dixon-From the Far Future Pt. 2

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on August 3, 2012 by E.N.

Twelve years ago Tresor Records released Terrence Dixon’s debut album ‘From The Far Future’ – a personal homage to the art and ancestry of techno, culminating in a discursive and dream-like course through the genre’s many tomes, complete with subtle nods to key protagonists such as Kraftwerk, Derrick May and Juan Atkins. A luminescent and ethereal catalogue of tracks awash with shimmery synths and taught rhythmical programming – that still holds true today, ‘From The Far Future’ made for a stunning first full length that cemented Dixon’s already proven credentials from his Population One work and Utensil Records foundations.

After a string of stylistically rich releases – including another album, ‘Train Of Thought’, this time for Cologne-based label Yore Records – the Detroit native returns to Tresor Records with ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ – an ambitious, scopey and deeply personal sequel.

“ ‘From The Far Future’ was special in many ways. It’s over 12 years later and seems like yesterday to me, it really does,” says Dixon. “ ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ is my real life drama playing out before your ears, it has everything on this album that has something to do with where I live. I wanted to make this album as huge as it could be. This is a statement album. A variety of tracks from a minimal point of view.”

Taking the form of a fourteen-track CD and double vinyl LP, with just three overlaying tracks – the bubbly “Fountain of Life”, uplifting “Horizon” and stung out “The Study”, as well as two different versions on the atmospheric builder “Dark City of Hope” – ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ is a masterful and extensive techno album that alludes to – without relying on – Dixon’s Detroit heritage and affinities. Tracks like the CD’s three dystopic numbers: “Path to Mystery”, “The Auto Factory” and “Lead by Example”, for example, deploy recognisable tropes of techno past, spun into a unique and inherently modern Dixon vernacular. Elsewhere, warm syncopated house (“Self Centered”), wonky jazz (“The Switch”), grainy dub textures (“My Journey Here”) and smoky ambience (“Vision Blurry”) complete this rewardingly heterogeneous CD.

Complementing the headiness of the CD, the eight-track vinyl version of ‘From The Far Future Pt.2’ has been curated squarely with the dance floor in mind, allowing Dixon’s shrewd beat-smithery to come to the fore. From the tough and punchy rhythms of “Light of Day” and “Band Together” to the discordant canters of jangly anthem “Sleight of Mind” and dubby “11th Floor”, there’s something here for any fan of freewheeling and well-versed techno.

Artist Terrence Dixon
Title From the Far Future Pt. 2
Label Tresor Records
Release Date 24 September
Cat. No TRESOR256
Format CD/ LP/ Digital

Tracklist:

Self Centered
Dark City Of Hope (Main Mix)
Fountain Of Life
My Journey Here
Path To Mystery
The Switch
Horizon
Vision Blurry
The Auto Factory
Lead By Example
Navigate
Tone
Blinking & Flashing
The Study

Bot’Ox debut LP “Babylon By Car”+“Blue Steel Remixes” EP +free downloads

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 1, 2010 by E.N.

Bot’Ox to release debut LP “Babylon By Car” this October on I’m a Cliché Records

Bot’Ox is Benjamin Boguet (alias Cosmo Vitelli) and Julien Briffaz (half of Tekël)

Recommended for fans of: Cybotron, Fad Gadget, John Carpenter, Kraftwerk, Wire, etc.

Download “Blue Steel (Still Going Remix)”
Download “Overdrive (Morgan Geist remix)”+more HERE
Bot’Ox scowl and you can never see their hands and they look like hitmen from the future. This remix of “Blue Steel” makes zero effort to dampen that image, DFA pair Still Going turning in the sort of pulsing disco/techno cut that will only ever conjure thoughts of flying cars joy-ridden through the peaks of pollution choked dystopian skylines.”
– RCRD LBL

Due to popular demand and before the October 23 release of their first album Babylon By Car, Bot’ox – AKA Benjamin Boguet (alias Cosmo Vitelli) and Julien Briffaz (half of Tekël) asked to a bunch of talented producers to remix their 2009 pop single “Blue Steel.”

Para One and Tacteel celebrates their comeback with an outstanding midtempo remix. Classy, elegant and a must hear. Liv Spencer and Eric Duncan aka DFA’s Still Going show once again they’ve turned into masters of modern Italo Disco and High NRJ, and deliver a real banger. I:Cube produces a sharp and addictive deep vision of the tune while Finland’s Hannulelauri – responsible for the awesome “Super Monkey” – keep the pop vibes of the original. As a bonus, you’ll find the first killer remix done by Azari & III in the instrumental version, as well as the acappella of the original song. Speaking of the original, those in Europe might be familiar with “Blue Steel” from this Peugeot 207 advert

Bot’Ox
“Blue Steel Remixes”
October 4
I’m A Cliché Records

Tracklisting
Blue Steel (Still Going Remix)
Blue Steel (I:Cube Remix)
Blue Steel (Azari & III Remix Instrumental)
Blue Steel (Hannulelauri Remix)
Blue Steel (Instrumental)
Blue Steel (Acappella)

Bot’Ox
“Babylon By Car”
October 23 – I’m A Cliché Records

From “Brand New Cadillac” by Vince Taylor (or by the Clash!) to Buzzcocks’ “Fast Cars”, and from “Warm Leatherette” by the Normal to Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn” (as well as the mechanical hymns made by all the producers from Detroit), cars and their mythology have always had a pride of place in music. But in 2010, as the mechanical reign is once and for all coming to an end, it’s safe to say that it has never been staged with as much reference and tribute, obsession and ambiguity, than in Bot’Ox.

And it took no less than a symbol as powerful as the end of the industrial era, combined with the inherent nostalgia of the well and truly lost golden age, to bring together Benjamin Boguet (alias Cosmo Vitelli) and Julien Briffaz (half of Tekël). But what brings together the DJ and French producer- knighted by what must be called the French Touch between 1997 and 2002- and Tekël, an electro house duo in which Julien Briffaz glides as a drummer and sound engineer? Nothing or not much. If only a mutual curiosity, a passion for music in general and a fixed idea brought to life in Bot’Ox.

Two different paths, two generations, that yet seem to have captured simultaneously and backwards – in the rear view mirror of an old sports car or a large sedan- the relics of a time when roads, highways, driving and the curves of a beautiful car, were a common pleasure and not a destructive one. And it’s done! After a handful of heavily dented singles, released on labels as essential as DFA, I’m a Cliché, DC Recordings or Marketing, the improbable duo is releasing its first real album, with the prophetic title – a manifesto of the rushing end of the century – Babylon By Car.

If the album brings together as edits, some of the duo’s original tracks: from “Car Jacked” to “Crashed Cadillac” and from “Rue de l’Arsenal” to “Tragedy Symphony” – in other words, the dark and slightly vicious side of Bot’Ox- another aspect of the schizoid personality of the duo is revealed as we discover new songs with a guilty pleasure. These tracks are mellower, but remain somewhat unsettling with their (false) monotony. Like “Tout Passe, Tout Lasse, Tout Casse,” sung by Judy Nylon, half of the cult band Snatch, from the No Wave New York of the late 70’s, or “Slow Burning,” at the end of the album, sung by Mark Kerr, also on “Tragedy Symphony,” as well as “Blue Steel” glorified by the toneless voice of Anna Jean, from the band Domingo. Behind the speeding and the screeching (“Overdrive”), the leaps and the acid rise – like post-punk bile- we find a new softness. A nonchalance made of contemplative tracks and moments of wild calm – before the inevitable crash, of course, that will surely change the image of Bot’Ox.

In the end, instead of the car cliché, we’ll keep the melancholy of a long tracking shot, both esthetic and timely. Because “Babylon By Car” is entirely in this ambiguity, between nostalgia and modernity, between pop and post-punk, electronic music and rock, past and future – it’s where Kraftwerk’s “Men-machines” celebrated an endless future with obedient machines. Bot’Ox summons the ghosts of the century, from Cybotron to Wire, from Fad Gadget to John Carpenter, to give birth to greatly personal music and, in all honesty, a rather unique sound in French electronic music.

Bot’Ox doesn’t swagger to keep their motors running. Both melodic and fierce, “Babylon By Car” comes as it is. And it’s probably the best way to take it in.

“Babylon By Car” Tracklisting
“Motor City”
“Bearded lady Motorcycle Club”
“Blue Steel” (feat. Anna Jean)
“Crashed Cadillac”
“Tout Passe, Tout Lasse, Tout Casse” (feat. Judy Nylon)
“Babylon By Car”
“Rue de l’Arsenal”
“Car Jacked”
“Tragedy Symphony” (feat. Mark <> Kerr)
“Slow Burn” (feat. Mark <> Kerr)

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BUSTIN’ OUT 3: 1983’ – Various Artists

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 23, 2010 by E.N.

LABEL: YEAR ZERO

RELEASE DATE: 4TH OCTOBER 2010

‘Bustin’ Out 3’ is the third installment in veteran DJ Mike Maguire’s sparkling, ongoing series chronicling the seismic developments in electronic based music through the often misrepresented 1980s.

By 1983, electronic instruments were no longer a novelty. Musicians, especially drummers and bassists, were getting nervous as drum machines and synthesised basslines made their presence felt in a big way as producers got more familiar with the machines and would-be studio fiends started seeing the day that music could be created in the bedroom. A spirit of adventure ruled in this brave new world, made possible by new technology which meant nothing was sacred as source material anymore; from Saturday morning kids’ TV to movie soundtracks, inspiring either moods, melodies or mischief.

Following the post-punk foragings of volume one and the follow-up capturing the global groundswell of excitement as electronic music came into its own, the microscope now falls on 1983, when the fallout from the previous year’s ‘Planet Rock’ spawned electro funk in tandem with the emerging hip hop and graffiti cultures, while electronic developments started infiltrating many more stratas of new music, whether disco, punk or even mainstream.

Such was the volume of electronic delights raining into the import bins and up from the UK’s own rapidly-adapting scenes, we can only hope to present an exotic snapshot blend of that year’s titanic deluge. To this end, Mike Maguire has done a brilliant job of capturing the panoramic spirit of a year when New York radio‘s ‘mastermixes’ were like gold bullion in clubbing circles while clubs like Danceteria were providing Damascene moments for visiting groups such as New Order, black music was besotted with the drum machine and, most oddly, Kraftwerk were the biggest influence on dance music.

But the collection also steers clear of the obvious route, kicking off with electro-punk poetess Anne Clarke from Croydon, proceeding with an atmospheric mix of legendary film director-composer John Carpenter’s theme to ‘Assault On Precinct 13’, before hitting New York City’s boiling electro scene with Special Request’s ‘Salsa Smurf’ and later the Jonzun Crew’s ‘We Are The Jonzun Crew’, while Downtown is represented by Liquid Liquid‘s ‘Optimo’. New York’s clubs also massively influenced New Order, as beautifully shown on their ‘Power, Corruption And Lies’ album, represented here by the grand melancholy of ‘Your Silent Face’, while San Francisco’s innovative electronic movement is represented by Twilight 22 [formed by Stevie Wonder’s former synth programmer Gordon Bahary].

Rather than focusing entirely on US developments, the set carries on its tradition of exploring Europe’s often darker use of the new technology, including Belgium’s Front 242 and The Neon Judgement, Denmark’s Laid Back with the enigmatic electro of ‘White Horse’, German goth-punks Xmal Deutschland, while Koto’s dub of ‘Chinese Revenge’ spotlights the burgeoning Italo disco movement. Another standout track comes from German synth duo The Unknown Cases fronted by legendary former Traffic percussionist Reebop Kwaku Baah on the rousing Afro-electro of ‘Masimba Bele’. After such a potent, multi-strained hotbed, the UK’s Cocteau Twins make the perfect finale.

1983 was as unpredictable as it was exciting, with musical boundaries falling all the time and clubland on fire with the oddest anthems. At the time the word buzzing around New York summed everything up: fresh. Same goes for the latest gem to appear in this wonderful series, telling the whole story in the celebratory spirit of that amazing era.

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new Eskimo Twins EP (mixes by Justin Robertson, Matt Walsh, Ado and more)+Free Download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by E.N.

Catalogue Number: WOM004
Exclusively Available from Beatport: 23rd August 2010
Full Release Date: 6th September 2010

Eskimo Twins -‘Judas / Droid EP’
with remixes from Justin Robertson, Matt Walsh, Ado, The Sonic Emporium and RipTidE

“Love the original mix. Not easy to make house tunes that sound generally fresh” – Tom Findlay (Groove Armada)

“Justin’s mix for the win!” – Drums of Death

“Great package, love both Matt and Justin’s mixes, one of Matt’s best ever. MASSIVE!” – Boggy Riotous

You can download 128s of the original mixes of Judas & Droid 128s FREE from here, or, click here and pay with a Tweet to get the full 320s:
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Eskimo Twins – ‘Judas/Droid EP’ by nathantayloronline

The new EP from Wax:On Music sets out Eskimo Twins musical manifesto.

What you get from the duo is a sophisticated musicality reinforced with their love for acid, disco, electro, and pop; as anybody who has witnessed their DJ sets will tell you.

Taking influence from the likes of DJ Pierre, Giorgio Moroder and Kraftwerk, this 2-track electro meets techno meets disco cut; their second for Wax:On Music, follows the Eskimo Twins policy to the letter.
Lead track ‘Judas’ waits a good four minutes before betraying it’s deep, chugging techno origins with a sophisticated turn-around, transforming events with throbs of nu-wave electro disco.It displays a fleeting glimpse of brightness before you find yourself back in murkier depths of analogue techno, with only the squelches and zaps holding a torch to guide you.With its bobbing 808 toms, human claps and disco-arp basslines, ‘Judas’ delivers an unfolding and irresistible groove.

‘Droid’ on the flip, is tribal metal drums meets guttural, noisy synths overdriven through a wall of guitar amps.This is Sepultura and Pantera filtered through the Twin’s synthesizer laboratory and primed for warehouse raving.Stripped back beats, angry, piercing top lines and acid tweaks give way to raucous drops and wobbly basslines, showing the Twins love of noise.

On the EP both ‘Judas’ and ‘Droid’ get a solid remix treatment. Justin Robertson serves up a live disco re-rub of ‘Judas’ under his Deadstock 33s moniker, Turbo resident Matt Walsh produces a deep and dark 4am techno version and The Sonic Emporium applys gentle but nostalgic beats, spaced-out pads and warm synths. On ‘Droid’, self-confessed noise-maker, Ado makes a welcome contribution with a peaks n’ tweaks electro-house banger; leaving it to RipTidE to further toughen things up with his hard-electro grind as an alternative.

Eskimo Twins music can count heavy hitters like Alex Gropher, Streetlife DJs plus Radios 1’s Zane Lowe, and Kissy Sellout amongst their supporters.Versatile and uncompromised DJ sets have seen them rewarded with a 2010 residency at Ibiza’s premiere ‘rock meets rave’ club-night, ‘Reclaim the Dancefloor’ alongside a number of summer festival appearances.

Now, with ‘Judas / Droid’ primed to hit download stores in September, Eskimo Twins continue to shape themselves as one of underground’s most wanted.

‘Judas / Droid’ by Eskimo Twins is on full release 6th September 2010 on Wax:On Music

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Twitter: @eskimo Twins
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