Two days ago Detroit techno veteran collective Underground Resistance accused EDM star Armin Van Buuren of plagiarising their name and logo for his new Ibiza residency, U R With Armin Van Buuren.
The Detroit crew took to Facebook on Saturday to make their point. “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,” reads a post on their official page.
Cornelius Harris, label manager at Underground Resistance, also provided RA with a statement. “There’s no excuse for this,” he says. “It’s lazy and irresponsible of the artist AND promoter. I’m all for folks having fun regardless of the style of music, but that can be done without trying to exploit the years of work that another artist has put in for your own benefit. Van Buuren offers no explanation for it, simply calling U R ‘my new concept’ and leaving it at that. Sorry man, no fucking way.”
And their response, or something that seems like it, amazed their fans on social network. See the photo yourself!