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  1. it`s a good remix of the klf track from the eighties, yes. so you should not get it wrong it has been composed originally by tegma :-)
  2. Fantasia Festival - A Voyage into Trance, 13/12/2008, Frankfurt/Main Germany - Old school meets new school- Best of two worlds - 3 Floors - Psychedelic - Alternative - Chill Out - International headliners from all corners of the universe - Mindblowing decorations from the worlds finest artists - Movie Screening - Animations - Info - Shops and many more - Presale available: [click here] - Location: Milchsackgelände, Gutleutstrasse 294, Frankfurt/Main, Germany - Organizer: BMSS + Space Frogz +++ Lineup (LIVE) +++ ETNICA (Etnica Net Rec. / Solstice Rec. / Spirit Zone / Blue Room) ITALY / SPAIN With over a decade's experience in the production of contemporary dance electronica, ETNICA's works are permeated by a unique, elegant versatility and powerful musical charisma. Recognized for their state-of-the-art live performances and remembered for their singles ('Plastic', 'The Dominator EP', 'The Andromeda EP'), their classic albums ('The Juggling Alchemist Under the Blacklight' (High Society 1995), 'Alien Protein' (Blue Room 1996) , and 'Equator' (1999 Spirit Zone)) as well as unforgettable hits like 'Starship 101', 'Triptonite', 'Vimana', 'The Dominator', 'History', 'Robot Rebellion', 'Nitrox', 'Black Lava' and 'Solaris', ETNICA incessantly renovate their sound revealing a 360-degree perspective on the possible paths to irreversible blast experiences and terminal dancefloor madness. RA (Suntrip Rec. / Blue Moon Productions / Global Trance Network) NORWAY/ THAILAND RA was first founded in 1994 by Christer Borge-Lunde and Lars W. Lind. In 1998 Chris and Lars went their separate ways and Christer continued RA primarily as a solo project, while Lars continued working on other projects like Dimension 5 or Electron Wave. In 1998 RA was signed with Blue Moon Productions UK and the first single Azure Child was released. In 1999 and 2000 RA was working with Blue Moon Thailand and collaborated with Charlie Clarke which contributed on the album "To Sirius". The album was first released in Thailand in 2000 and later re-released world wide in 2001 by the German label Velvet/GTN. RA remained primarily a solo project by Christer until late 2006 when Lars and Christer decided to continue working with RA together. RA was finally back to the way it was intended from the very beginning, both musically and spiritually. Best heard on their latest release on Suntrip Records: “9th” (The ultimate proof that Goa Trance is still alive and kickin) COSMOSIS (Transient Rec. / Phantasm Rec. / Holophonic Rec.) UK / SWITZERLAND Cosmosis are one of the few artists on the Psy-Trance scene with an distinctive sound, Cosmosis were also one of the original artists that, along with Total Eclipse, Hallucinogen, Man With No Name and Astral Projection, pioneered the Goa and Psy-trance sound in the early nineties. Cosmosis' first album - the seminal Cosmology - was one of the first Goa or Psy-Trance artist albums Released in 1996 it is widely regarded as one of the few classic Goa albums. Followed by 6 otheralbums, you can be sure to have one of te true psychedelic masters on stage! We are very happy to welcome Billy together with his guitar.... WIZACK TWIZACK (Namaha Rec. / Stone Age Rec. / Hypnotica Rec.) SWEDEN Wizack Twizack is the wild sonic excursion of Tommy Axelsson, born in 1981 and residing in Sweden. After finding himself scrambling his head to psytrance in the late 90s, Tommy found an output source to his creative mental madness through the tools of knobs and sequencers. Through his journeys, Tommy has further developed his style and defined his sounds, the result of which is fresh and cutting edge psytrance, drenched with powerful acid melodies. Wizack's twisted new style features classic Goa influenced sounds fused with his unique and heavy forest groove. His Live Act will have you adventuring through an audial galaxy, a vast tapestry which has been knitted together by none other than yours truly and taking you onto trips in the darkest hour reflecting the wicked tribal gatherings what has been going on in the swedish forests throughout the years! PLEIADIANS (Dragonfly Rec. / Harmonia Rec. / Etnica Net) ITALY / IBIZA A universal phenomenon landed on planet Earth 10 years ago and left a deep mark in the history of psychedelic trance. The journey began in 1996 when the Pleiadians released their debut album 'Identified Flying Object - IFO' (Dragonfly Records, 1996) which is hailed as a classic among classics; a milestone in early 'Goa' and Psychedelic Trance rarely equaled in production clarity and compositional complexity. Their second album 'Family of Light' was also a worldwide hit featuring the 14-minute symphonic monster 'Modulation' - an epic track that was specifically produced for the Venezuelan Total Eclipse party in 1997. Their last album Seven Sisters (Harmonia Rec. 2006) was again a massive success worldwide and demonstrated that the spirit is still alive. Explosive and emotional interstellar psy-trance simmered in sci-fi flavour for the dancefloor and the mind. KHOPAT (Spectral Rec. / Noize Conspiracy Rec.) PORTUGAL Khopat is Vasco Pedrosa from Portugal. Vasco discovered Psytrance music in 1999 during his quest through electronic music. Since then and based on a previous musical education background he decided to create his own psytrance project. Khopat's music concept relies on a very strong rhythm base mixed with all kind of psychedelic sounds. His music tries to lead the listeners to diverse cosmic environments,always allied with strong dance concept ... in other words , music for mind and body. Khopat is part of spectral records and Noize Conspiracy, his debut album "Bio Chip" wil be released in the end of 2008 by the portuguese Label Spectral Records. Look forward for an exclusive preview / prelisten... OLIEN (Ajana Rec. / Trishula Rec. / Suntrip Rec.) GERMANY Olien, famous for his nighttime Psytrance with releases on Trishula and Triplag Records is still an insider’s tip when it comes to an already long-forgotten musical term, once called Goa Trance. Trip back in time with analogue soundwaves, deep harmonic atmospheres and a lack of digitalism resulting in a very special old school Live Act Olien will provide for the ones willing to listen… ASTRAL GNOMIX (BMSS Rec.) Switzerland Astral Gnomix does not play common-style music, he has his own groove, born from a mixture of various electronic genres and goa, ranging from old-style to modern, inspired by acts like Hallucinogen, Oziric Tentacles, Cosmosis, Pink Floyd and more... He presents a new style at each Live Act, and often brings along many of his original instruments, making each act impressingly particular. Now he spends as much time as possible playing his instruments and composing new groovy stuff. Astral Gnomix is certainly not a common artist he loves psychedelic tunes, and does not follow the common wave... For him psychedelia has no limits. PSYGROUND (BMSS Rec.) Germany Antonello D`Accione , a 29 years old passionate Jazz Piano player from the south german Heidelberg with Italian roots, came in contact with Psychedelic Trance in the year 2003. Since the beginning of 2008, Psyground is the Solo Project of Antonello. For him, all music is universal. His passion for psychedelic Full On Music is just as deep as it is for Blues or Jazz. His music demonstrates us, that this is no Contradiction. Funky psychedelic basslines go together with deeper trance sounds, here and then you hear him play improvised Jazzpiano or even working on classical themes during his LiveAct. His mission is to compose Music for Head and Heart. Your Mission is to be on the Dancefloor. So lets communicate... MIDA (BMSS Rec. / Spontaneous Aerobics Rec.) GERMANY Having his first experiences with Goa in the Mondmilchbar in Zuerich, Mida settled down in Munich in 2001. There he connected immediately with the local scene, resulting in his first records on the Munich based Spontaneous Aerobics Records. His art studies at the University of Zuerich led to a deep understanding of dynamic which you will experience in his live sets: And they are really live: not a simple line of tracks, but a storrytelling live act woven for hours and arranged in realtime! During this Sonic adventures which are unique (you will not hear a set of him for a second time) Mida is not stuck on a certain style, he spins his musicial thoughts from Morning progressive based sound to more powerful Full on like night music full of melodies and magic... +++ LINEUP DJs +++ - KHOPAT (Spectral Rec. / Noize Conspiracy Rec.) PORTUGAL - FOHAT (Amaris Rec. / BMSS) GERMANY - BOOM SHANKAR (BMSS / Spontaneous Aerobics Rec. / Transition) GERMANY - STEFAN LUDLEY (Psylofant / Space Frogz) GERMANY - PSYSMAEL (Freak Time Prod. / BMSS) SWITZERLAND - WIZACK TWIZACK (Namaha Rec. / Stone Age Rec. / Hypnotica Rec.) SWEDEN - CELESTINATE (Khelben vs Riksha / BMSS) GERMANY - ALEXSOPH (Kamino Prod. / BMSS / Transition) GERMANY - HELL BLAU (Transition / BMSS) SPAIN - GUBO (BMSS / Working Pro) SLOVAKIA +++ Chillout +++ KUBA (Dragonfly Records / Chillcode Records / L.S.D.) UNITED KINGDOM The first Kuba track released on Zulu Lounge Records went to number 1 in a Brazilian Chillout chart! Building on this exposure and success, Laurence has done remixes for bands such as Suns of Arqa and Loose Juice among others. He has a refreshing versatility of styles in his sound repertoire, ranging from Dub, Electro, Latin, African and Acoustic Deep House to more upbeat dance related projects. He released allready 3 albums and is about to launch his fourth. Colourful, tropical, organic and ethnic chillout, fresh, positive, high quality chillout music at the highest stage. SCHLAFCOLA (VooV Experience, Fusion, Excalibur, Antaris, S.O.M.A., Lovefield) GERMANY Schlafcola's Live Act is kind of special: using an effectboard and their own soundsamples in addition to their mixing of CDs and records. In other words: they "overdub" their set to create a more deep and harmonic sound. Their range of style is very open-minded, consisting of ambient, psy-dub, worldmusic and classical chillout, whereas they are also capable of bringing a nice dancefloor sound! They regularly have gigs at various open-minded parties and festivals throughout Germany and we are very happy to have them as well on board the Fantasia spaceship... +++ Deko Main Floor +++ COSMIC WALKERS (Germany) Cosmicwalkers, a group of deco artists, based in northern Germany already turned the VuuV 2007, Boom 2002/04/06, Fullmoon 2002/03/04/05 and the Ozora next to many other festivals into their vision of Psychedelic Artwork. They create complete deco concepts, shining 3d objects and sculptures from different materials and sizes - psychedelic constructions and installations - symmetric or neo chaotic string art - fluodelic backdrops - video and slide projections…in other words: A complex and fantastic artwork perfectly fitting our aim for the mainfloor: Be amazed! +++ Deko Chill Out +++ SCHMOX FAMILY (Munich / Germany) The Munich based SchmoX Family, since many years a very active and dedicated part of the Bavarian scene will take care of the Chill Out floor, transforming it into a cave-like multicolour surrounding never seen in Frankfurt before…altogether with the Chai cuisine provided by the Schmox Baba this Floor will guarantee a peaceful and magic atmosphere. +++ Entrance +++ The gathering will be limited-edition like: meaning that there will be only a limited amount of Tickets available! We strongly recommend to use the Presale to guarantee access! We want to keep the spirit of this venue, and spirit needs space for breathing! PRESALE: 20.- Euro / AT THE DOOR: 25.- Euro Please fill out this form to order your tickets: [click here] If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us at contact@bmss.eu +++ EXTRAS +++ We will provide screenings of 3 very interesting movies dealing about all aspects of Psychedelic Culture. The movies will be presented by the directors or producers: FILM # 1: COSM - The Movie CoSM The Movie is a magical new kind of documentary experience, leading audiences on an enriching and sense-heightening journey into the visionary art cosmos of world-renowned painter Alex Grey. Grey is our guide on a cinematic pilgrimage through the Chapel of Sacred Mirrors gallery in New York City, where his vividly rendered depictions of human anatomy and transcendental imagery reflect the universal human experience with birth, death, family, love, and enlightenment as the unfolding iconic narrative. Fusing the power of music with stunning cinematography, director Nick Krasnic channels the raw power of Grey's art into a potent film odyssey that captures the essence of this unique sacred space, and offers rare, personal insight from one of the most significant artists of our time FILM # 2: THE PHILOSOPHER'S STONE "The Philosopher's Stone" is a unique doumentary of the international symposium "LSD - Problem child and Wonder Drug" (January 2006 / Basel, Switzerland) on the occasion of Dr. Albert Hofmann's 100th birthday. This documentary in German / English includes lectures presented by Albert Hofmann, Ralph Metzner, Alex Grey, Martin A. Lee and many more. These lectures decribe and discuss the complex aspects of LSD. This film is also framed by special visualized concert recordings of the Saturday's night symposium event performed by Akasha Project (sound recording of the LSD25 molecule), Star Sounds Orchestra and Guru Guru. Additional highlights exhibit exclusive interviews with two german artists: Thomas D. (musician) and Wolfgang Maria Ohlhäuser (painter) There will be a large variety of Info stands informing about all relevant Psychedelic topics: ALICE-PROJECT On the traces of ’Alice in Wonderland’ the nonprofit grassroots Alice-Project looks behind the facades of daily realities and creates free spaces. The activities of Alice and the friendly project Connecta are all about ’Music, Mind and Politics’ in the sense of creative forms of expression, critical activism for social change, and last but not least, fun and personal development. One focus of Alice is the circulation of objective information on drugs, especially at parties and in schools. The project tries to establish a conscious relationship towards psychoactive substances, and helps drug-users with problems. Beside other events Alice and Connecta co-organize the international festival ’Gathering of the Tribes’. ’The stars are within reach,’ Alice calls dancing, ’but only if we really want.’ +++ Organizer +++ BMSS BMSS is a very active psytrance tribe from southern Germany hosting parties and festivals for 5 years now. Around 10 DJ, Liveacts and Deco Artists are active within this tribe, almost all of them are now involved in organizing this mindblowing festival in Frankfurt. Check out their Website for more Info. Space Frogz The Space Frogz are well known for their ability to throw out mindblowing events in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Their biggest one is the famous multi day indoor festival "Gathering of the Tribes" which takes place yearly at easter time. For this event BMSS and Space Frogz are throwing together their experience and knowledge to create a unique one day indoor universe Germany hasn´t seen in years: Fantasia Festival- A Voyage into Trance.
  3. Hi guys, finally I've recorded the 3rd and final edition of my "Guilty Pleasures" trilogy, I released throughout the last 3 years. You can expect a smooth and harmonically baked Progressive Trance mix, this time with a very long and subtle build up. Facts: Dj: Fohat Name: Guilty Pleasures 3 Length: 1:05 Size: 89.0 MB BPM: 130-135 BitRate: 192 kbps Download Link: http://www.fohat.net/mixes/Fohat_-_Guilty_Pleasures_3.zip Podcast Link: http://www.fohat.net/fohat_mixsets.rss Tracklist: 1. Intro: Dead can Dance - Dawn of the Oconoclast [Rough Trade Germany] 2. Chanal & Villuis - October (Extended Edit) [Electric Dream] 3. Perfect Stranger vs. Ace Ventura - Perfect Ace (Atmos rmx) [iboga Records] 4. Symphonix - Rythm in Motion (Liquid Sould rmx)[Yellow Sunshine Explosion] 5. Feuerhake - Glowing Nights (Martin rmx)[synergetic Records] 6. Kaempfer & Dietze - Waiting [Future Lovers] 7. Quantize - Skywalker (Virb and Padd aka Frogacult rmx) [iboga Records] 8. Ritmo - Disharmonic Silence [iono Music] 9. Sunhize - Starless/Jey and Ex - Rolim [unicorn Music/Iono Music] 10. ARW - Time is not free [blue Tunes Recordings] 11. Sunhize - Skylines [unicorn Music] 12. Audiomatic - Mind Expander [spin Twist Records] 13. Dualism vs. Melooo - Rest in Panic (Xahno rmx)/Klopfgeister - The Hills have Eyes [iono Music] Hope you like it and btw. (for anybody who is interested) the other ones can be found here: http://www.fohat.net/mixes/Fohat_-_Guilty_Pleasures_2.zip (2007) http://www.fohat.net/mixes/Fohat_-_Guilty_Pleasures.zip (2006)
  4. yes keep it on in bringing all the labels into it. i am so tired of paying beatport and alikes this f*cking much money for wav files
  5. fohat

    V/A About Time

    brilliant compilation with almost no fillers. nothing more to add...
  6. check everything from timecode and nexusmedia
  7. as said get their "xi" album and you are up. "the beast within" is nothing more than a copy of "xi" in terms of style and sounds. but you can also shop for any new formulaic israpop release and you'll find what you are looking for. to be serious: "temporary insanity" was great, as well as "xi". but then they lost their innovation doing the same stuff for almost 3 years now. what a pity.
  8. "With our music we want to express the hope of humanity, bla bla bla" As far as I remember that was more or less exactly what Dali said in one of her interviews I found lately on youtube. Fits perfect imo. Senseless words and senseless music from both of them. I am thinking about the next big thing: 1200 Mics vs. Dali. Can`t wait until they'll find each other... To be serious: Isn't it anyway all about attitude and ego meanwhile? Time for change...
  9. in keeping away the breaks stuff (i don't like this style) this album is imo indeed kind of a master piece and close to perfection. nothing more to add.
  10. thumbs up for this. very nice tracklisting keep on rockin's daksi :-)
  11. great album! one can clearly hear how much effort has been put in into all of the tracks. all sounds/samples and melodies are perfectly placed and baked together. maybe sometimes a little bit too perfect/too polished and clean but at the end this album is imo still a standout release. after a long time of buying only single tracks from iboga on beatport, this one will be ordered physically. 9/10
  12. the audio control 1 from ni should be ok but a little bit pricey imo for what it offers (only 2 stereo channels). in addition to this it has control functionalities you would not need then if you go for the vestax (from the forums i could see that people just love it). so for the price you should get better value but from quality it should be pretty much ok. but how about spending 100 euros more for the audio8? this one has a really good dsp chip built in and it rocks (that's the one I own now after I was using the emagic 2/6 for 4 years). also when ever you will decide to play on more than two decks you are prepared for it :-) about the behringer i fully agree: just crappy stuff (like almost everything from them), stay away from it. also the hercules console is a plastic toy imo. but finally it is very difficult to recommend anything in particular cause it is always very subjective and based only on own experiences. do you know the forums of traktor? they discuss setup issues all the time. a really good source to get information about. about the mp3 320 thing: there are so many discussions around and it is like a religion. it's based upon believe ;-) I believe in original quality but I hardly can tell in clubs whether somebody is playing with mp3's 320. mp3's 192 are belonging to another story and they are imo a real no go. if you have any further particular question just pm me...
  13. if it's just playing at home with traktor i would recommend a simple and cheap setup: - cheap 2 channel sound card like maya (you need two stereo channels as mentioned above cause you cannot prelisten without two stereo channels). you can also shop at ebay for the emagic 2/6 which is kind of outdated but still very good value for price (you can get it for around 60 euros used and it has even 3 stereo channels) - cheap midi controller like the oxygen midi keyboard from midiman (best value) if you want to go pro with traktor in actually planning to dj with in clubs and festivals i would recommend something like the following: - multi channel audio card with a good or even very good dsp chip (expect to spend at least 300-600 euros) with 3 or even 4 stereo out channels. good card is from native instruments (audio8 ~400euros), firewire audiophile from midiman (~300 euros) or for the more advanced ones the motu ultra lite (~600 euros) and as a flagship something from rme (fireface 400 ~900 euros). keep in mind that some cards are usb 2.0 and some are firewire. - good midi controller as mentioned above (I would add faderfox which is very handy, solid and modular) - I would recommend also to play in external mixer mode within traktor. reason is: mixer emulations are good but imo not good enough for big sound systems (sometimes flat and muddy). also working on eq's and faders through midi is not that direct than on a real mixer (cause of latency). I find it very unhandy to mix in internal mixer mode. about pro setup: in using cheap audio cards, sound can be way worse than playing on cdj's. if you want to get seriously taken as a dj and if you want to avoid discussions and bad comments about laptop dj's "they play always stolen mp3's, doing nothing on a laptop than just pressing play and offering bad sound quality" you have to go pro with audio setup and audio sources (original cd quality). the rest is then art you have to prove by yourself :-) on a side note: if you are coming from a cdj background than i would consider to upgrade to traktor scratch. then you can save more or less a midi controller (or go with a very small and handy one for the loops etc.) and you can integrate your setup seamless in club frameworks. that's how i see it, hope it helped :-)
  14. @nemo: I wanted to write more or less the same but I had only sarcasm left. it obviously didn't work. and hell yes: if using all the possibilities of a dj software, you have to work way more on on your sets than dealing with the limitations of a cdj setup. but i still have deep respect for all dj's out there spinning and actually mixing on 3 cdj's 100 and keeping everything in sync.
  15. you miss a point here: in just pressing the play button on the laptop and let the computer do all the work for you, you'll gain a lot of time during your gig. time you can spend on more important things than actually working on your sets: talk to groupies, roll spliffs, check your emails if wlan is availabe in club or even working on the next predefined set for your upcoming gig. it is really enjoyable to get all the gig money without even working ;-)
  16. no offense against anybody directly here, but I really don't understand why people are often times thinking that laptop djing means automatically playing mp3's? I would bet shitloads of money that OTT is using wav or flac files within traktor. why should he use mp3's especially as an artist? harddrives are not expensive anymore on a 200gb one can store minimum 2500 tracks in wav format and even 30% more in using flac format. should be pretty much enough for any dj out there. so the point is imo not ripping cd's and converting them into mp3's just for the reason to avoid carrying around all cd's. get a bigger harddrive and do the same with ripping into wav. most important thing is providing maximum quality for the audience. and it doesn't matter whether blind tests can prove that there is no audible difference between mp3's and original (uncompressed) files. there is almost no reason to play with mp3's, but i could name hundreds of reasons why I would always prefer dj software against cdj's. another two cents within this topic ---------- p.s. and yes fiddling around with dj software on a laptop with just a mouse and without external (midi-)controller is a pain in the ass. also keeping not analyzed tracks within traktor in sync means a lot of pitch work which can be annoying and stressful after a while. would prefer cdj's that way as well. to get better results beatgrids in traktor and warp markers in live are your friends.
  17. Hi all, this is the follow up mix of a trilogy I want to "release" throughout the time (at least one release a year). As always I try to keep everything as harmonic as possible, this time I started also with some "layering" of tracks. Style: Progressive Trance Sources: Original CD's BPM: 132 bpm - 137 bpm Length: 71 mins Quality: 192 kb/s CBR Size: 98,6 MB Download: Click here Tracklist: 1. Goran Bregovic - Ederlezi (Scena Durdevdana Na Rijeci) 2. Pythagoraz/Sonnenvakuum - Your Mom Was Wrong/Sky 3. Sonnenvakuum - Sky 4. Freq - Monochrome 5. Sonnenvakuum - Vibes 6. Nasser - So Long 7. Symphonix/Klopfgeister - You as well/Disco st doesn't adv 8. Dualsnug - Deceptive Noises 9. Gaudium/Klopfgeister - Mano Mono/Disco St doesnt Advertise 10. Human Blue - Galactic Fire 11. Andromeda/Blue Vortex - Atmonizer(rmx)/Deep(rmx) 12. Protonica - Planet Gaia 13. Vibrasphere - Landmark (Allaby remix) Enjoy
  18. for everybody who was checking the frantic noise album and couldn't find it available in the shops: it's meanwhile available at trackitdown download store :-)
  19. there is a similar thread on isratrance more focused on laptop djing than spinning with mp3's, but worth checking it. back to subject here: although most people are not able to tell the difference between 320mp3's and WAV files, i see no reason at all spinning mp3's. it's imo a matter of ethics towards the artists and the audience to buy and play original quality. 100% of the releases which can be found at digital download stores like beatport/trackitdown are available as wav files. if a dj get's money for his spinning he should give something back to the artists. i don't wanna pretend beeing hypermoralistic, but if i don't get a track as original source, i don't play it as mp3 downloaded from the p2p networks. my life is hard enough to deal with bad reputation and all the prejudices against laptop dj's ;-) @nemo: what software are you using? live or traktor?
  20. this album has it's moments and at least I picked two tracks from beatport. but all in all it is boring. there is no progression from the last album. same basslines/kicks and electro influenced sounds they are using now for almost 2 years. time to change...
  21. Freaky Dragons Festival (Spain): 9-12th August
  22. hell yes, the mix roxx, the mixing roxxs and last but not least soth roxx ;-) see you soon my friend....
  23. uups what's up with this? i mean this is almost an exact copy of floating free (structure/sound and ground feeling) as far as i can judge the sound samples. mhh
  24. It's good and has it's moments, but am I the only one considering this is badly mastered? I own the new AMD from Nano as well and it's galaxys in between both releases from the same label (in terms of mastering). puhh this annoys me really...
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