World famous DJ Armin van Buuren has been accused of plagiarizing a logo for an Ibiza party.
Dutch DJ Van Buuren has a new Ibiza residency. A flyer for his party “UR With Armin van Buuren” features the trance veteran alongside a “UR” logo that looks a lot like the one that’s been used by Underground Resistance for over two decades.
Underground Resistance was founded in the late 1980s by Jeff Mills and Mike Banks. Well-known songs released by Detroit’s label include Transition and Knights of the Jaguar (DJ Rolando).
Now the Detroit techno collective have accused Dutch producer and DJ Armin van Buuren of copyright infringement. On Facebook they have posted a comment: ““Is there no shame? What happened to electronic creativity? What the *&%$ is it all about the money?? To ‘those who know’ MOVE TO CONDITION RED!! To those who steal culture, you have been warned.”, Underground Resistance wrote on Facebook
Van Buuren does not see the problem: “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 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 adjust the symbol. I trust that media, fans and Underground Resistance will be able to understand this decision.”
And that’s that. Okay… probably not. This will very likely be continued.