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Reported by Joshua [Trackitdown] on July 17, 2012

I think that the ‘superstars’ work equally as hard if not harder than the underground. I just think that the underground get upset because they see the overground diluting what to them is a precious thing just as a way to make money.” (Independent: http://ind.pn/NfYaCU)

Dave Seaman sympathizes with superstar DJs.

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“Need one shot, will take 30 minutes. All three actors will have cake thrown at them. a middle-aged man (ages 35-50) a middle-aged woman (ages 35-50)  a boy-child (age 5-8 years old).” (Craigslist: http://bit.ly/NkHugf)

A ‘world-famous superstar DJ’ (Steve Aoki?) takes to Craiglist to hire extras for his new video.

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“Don't forget to protest about GEMA!!  “http://bit.ly/HelMEv  (Twitter)

Chris Liebing and Christian Smith join the fight against German publishing organization GEMA.

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This is about the survival of club culture - of a whole scene that I'm just a small part of. Many artists would be destroyed by the tariff increase, the basis on which they can earn their livelihood.” (http://Cocoon.net)

As Sven Vath warns that GEMA’s 1500% fee increases will force him to shut his club Cocoon (alongside Berlin’s Berghain, Watergate and scores more).

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"We suggest drug users think very carefully about the consequence of taking ketamine. No one wants to end up with a urine bag.” (Bradford.gov.uk; http://bit.ly/PoLuzd)

Dr Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Consultant in Public Health for Airedale, Bradford and Leeds Primary Care Trust warns of growing numbers of ketamine users needing to have their bladders surgically removed.

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"I express myself through my music and what I wear. Most days you can find me in jeans and a flannel shirt, so to me, Denim & Supply Ralph Lauren fits my lifestyle and aesthetic.” (Billboard: Artinfo; http://bit.ly/NbMh4x)

Avicii insists he really does love his new fashion endorsement licensee Ralph Lauren.

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“In a consumer society, is it surprising that lusting after high-status goods is seen as a way to find meaning?” (The Sun: http://bit.ly/PxzzOp)

As The Rt Revd Peter Price, Bishop of Bath and Wells empathises with British rioters, suggesting they took to England’s streets last summer as  a ‘release’ from their grinding poverty.

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“We are closing because we can't make it add up any more. We are a business that has been decimated by downloads (both legal and illegal), VAT avoidance by the big online retailers, a double dip recession, & the decline of the high street. Our lease has ended and we have nowhere to go.”

Brighton’s legendary Rounders record shop announces they’re closing down after 46 years.

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"We were on the dance floor when we heard a big bang and there was a great stampede. At first I thought it was a firecracker. I went to the entrance to see what was happening and I saw a person lying on the floor in a pool of blood.” (France24: http://f24.my/LMD03U)

French clubber ‘Jeremy’ recalling the moment a gunman fired an AK-47 into a packed club killing two revellers, in a revenge attack after he was booted out of the Lille club.

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Sorry to everyone who came out to BLOC Festival last night and had to go home without hearing their favourite artists :( We were pad-locked into the backstage compound and weren't allowed to play or even leave until 3am! Crazy organization and a sad situation! Hope everyone got home safely.” (Facebook)

Richie Hawtin commiserates with fans at Bloc.

Jonty Skrufff: http://listn.to/JontySkrufff