Armin Van Buuren has been accused of plagiarising the name and logo of Detroit techno label Underground Resistance.
The group took to Facebook over the weekend with the following message posted in response to Van Buuren’s poster for his Ibiza residency, U R With Armin Van Buuren which is set to run for two months at Hï Ibiza, with support from Dutch EDM duo Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano: “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”
According to Resident Advisor, Van Buuren has provided the following response: “”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 well-known Armin van Buuren concept. Its symbol, which consists of a custom-made font and frame, was designed to conform with the Armin van Buuren brand. Again, I would like to emphasize how much I dislike the current situation, but after careful deliberation, my team, the team of Hï/Ushuaïa and myself have decided to keep both the logo and the name as they were. I trust that media, fans and Underground Resistance will be able to understand this decision.”