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Music is the cure for stress. Shut up and just dance. 'Nuff said. Dump your junk at adlisyahril@hotmail.com.

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ADVANCE WARNING: BLACK SESSIONS presents Armin Van Buuren @ Zouk KL (13/12/2009)

The Story Begins...

He was here earlier this year and he is back again! It's Armin van Buuren! So yeah, if you say pass to Singapore's ZoukOut, head down to Zouk KL for this awesome DJ!

Check out the details below


What?
BLACK SESSIONS presents Armin Van Buuren

Where?
Zouk KL

When?
13th December 2009 (Sunday)

Who?
Armin van Buuren

How?
PRE-SALE TICKETS (GUARANTEED ENTRY before 11.00pm)
RM130 + 2 drinks
TICKETS ON SALE FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY TILL SUNDAY - 5PM!

TICS AVAILABLE AT:
ZOUK CLUB KL OFFICE (MON-FRI / 10AM - 7PM)
TERRACE BAR (MON-SAT / 7PM - 2.30AM)

At the door:
RM120 Ladies/Men (*inc 2 drink)

Why?
Armin van Buuren has been named number one in the prestigious DJ Top 100 poll – voted for by over 350,000 people across the world, and an indication of his prolific output over the 10 years he’s been DJing and producing. Being the official World’s Best DJ is just one of his many achievements, but the driving force behind his success is an overriding passion for dance music. Armin’s own productions have all made a huge impact and quickly gain worldwide acclaim; his latest artist album titled “Imagine” entered the Dutch Album Top 100 Chart at number one; this is the first time a dance producer has ever accomplished such a feat in the history of Dutch music

Those who are not going for ZoukOut (like me), don't feel bad! He will drop by to KL. Haha!

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ADVANCE WARNING: Volume pres. Bjorn Akesson @ Mist Club, KL (5/12/2009)

The Story Begins...

Remember how awesome Niklas Harding's gig? So if you are looking for another round of Trance music at Mist Club, here's your chance! Mist Club is bringing over another Armada DJ, Bjorn Akesson. I bet he will drop bombs to the dance floor.

Details below.


What?
Volume pres. Bjorn Akesson

When?
5th December 2009 (Saturday)

Where?
Mist Club, Bangsar KL

Who?
Bjorn Akesson
DJ Shane
Affiq

How?
ADMISSION (inc. 1 Drink)
RM35 Ladies / RM45 Men

Why?
Talented young and upcoming Swedish DJ / producer – Bjorn Akesson who signed under Armin’s Armada record label make his debut show in KL. His famous track “Perfect Blue” was introduced to the world as 'Tune Of The Week' by Armin van Buuren’s radio show - 'A State Of Trance' and being supported globally by world class DJs such as Tiesto, Judge Jules, ATB, Above & Beyond and many more. The wait is over, see Akesson at his best at Mist Club along with special guest DJs.

Thumbs up for bringing us more Armin's army to Malaysia! Perfect Blue, y'all!

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BLOG THING: Got X Got Friends!

The Story Begins...


I've been trying my luck to win the prizes in the Got X Got Friends... But nevermind. Let me share with your some ways that you can upload your photos to participate in the contest. Let the photo below tell you how!


Easy, right? So what are you waiting for? Start uploading and grab those prizes!

Wish you luck!

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AFTER PARTY: Music Conference Asia Music Factory “The Beginning” @ KL Live (21/11/2009)

The Story Begins...

What went down at the Music Conference Asia (M.C. Asia) last week? Mentoring session by two cool international DJs and loud-thumping music! :D

The inaugural Music Conference Asia (M.C.Asia) Music Factory “The Beginning” has successfully attracted conference participants, both industry professionals and music enthusiasts of the Electronic Dance Music, from the region, including Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, Japan and Thailand just to name a few.

You guys should have come early to hear the mentoring workshops presented by Canadian Producer, DJ and Label Owner, DJ Preach, and World’s Top 100 DJ, Marcel Woods from the Netherlands. Indeed, it was very informative. This is the first in our shores, event in the Asia Pacific, whereby conference participants received first hand introduction and guidance from Preach and Marcel about the professional world of music production

The first session of the workshop, Preach spoke on three key topics including the “Marketing Strategy for Professional DJs”, “The Love-hate Relationship between Technology and Traditional DJ-ing”, and “Knowing Your Tools to be the One in Music Production”. In the second session, Marcel touched on “The Evolution of Music Label”, “The Challenges in the Digital Age”, and “Artist development and Music Label Promotions”. Very, very interesting.

After the serious talk, the organizer has also thrown an appreciation party in the evening to entertain and reward everyone. Besides international headliners Preach and Marcel Woods, the no.1 most popular Nordic DJ 2008, Marcus Schossow was also invited to perform at the party, supported by our local talents Affiq and Funko Munky.

Among all DJs played that night, I'm surprise with the sound of Preach. His music is awesome! I wasn't really partying hard that night but his mix got me in the mood! Kudos to the man.

The party attendance was good. Wanna know something? Global Sound Masters will be contributing RM2 to the “GSM Music Fund” for every ticket sold. The money collected will go towards the nurturing of new talents in the region. We have done something good for the industry! :)

Look out for the second installment of M.C. Asia. It's gonna be happening on January 23 next year. Richard Durand and Sean Tyas will be playing for the appreciation night! I know you don't want to miss this.

Will update you on that soon! Now let's move on with some party pics!

The mentoring session with Marcel Woods

The party people

Zaki and Iffa

Azhar and Puteri

Me and Syikin

I felt weird. The engineering students party harder than mass comm students

I don't know when this was taken

Marcus Schossow on the deck!

The flying souls

Hanging with new crowd ain't that bad. :)

Marcel Woods!

We all had a great time at M.C. Asia! Hope to see everyone at the next one... "The Creation"

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AFTER PARTY: Hujan - Mencari Konklusi Tour Finale @ KL Live (22/11/2009)

The Story Begins...

For a local concert-slash-gig production, I think Hujan's Mencari Konklusi Tour is the best by far with awesome venue and great crowd that complements the whole atmosphere... plus great music.

The show was opened by two local bands; The Dia and Couple, with Yasmin Hani on the emcee. We thought we were late but thank god, we only missed the first act. Couple was half-way through their set playing "C'mon Operator".

Thanks to a friend, he let us enter the VIP section and we've got ourselves the best view in the house!

Hujan was set to rock onstage around 4.30pm and it was very amazing. Their show was divided into two sessions which are the acoustic and electric with a memento video playing in between to show their appreciation to their fans and the journey throughout the tour. Pretty impressive, I must say.

Besides playing the usual set of songs, Hujan lived up the crowd by playing a cover of Kris Dayanti's "Mencintaimu". Surprisingly, indie crowds scream their lungs out to sing along with Noh. Isn't that ironic?

Loque of Butterfingers was brought to the stage by Noh to sing "Rantai Rasa Cinta" together with him. According to Noh, the song is Loque's favorite track. Like it or not, it is my most favorite Hujan track!

When Noh went onstage after the second video, he played "Ku Mahu Kau Tahu" solo and the moment got me close to tears. Very beautiful performance, it was!

Hujan played almost all tracks from the first and second album with some unreleased tracks such as "Lonely Soldier Boy" and an encore, "Ludah Amerika". They end it with a bang, man!

We bought the Mencari Konklusi CD and had our groupie moment. Hehehe. A great show with only RM20 for entry charge? Totally worth it.

Our tickets

Couple performing onstage

Check out the crowd!

Hujan rocking the house

Blurry close-up photo. My bad!

The meet-and-greet (more like a sign-and-move session to me)

Khaleeq & Naz with their autographed CD.

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ADVANCE WARNING: When Lapsap Meets Shinichi Osawa @ Zouk (4/12/2009)

The Story Begins...

Care for another round of Shinichi Osawa? Let me tell you a story before we get into the details... I went to Zouk to catch his previous gig and by 11pm, Barsonic was already close due to full capacity... and I sat outside waiting for a miracle to come.... Nothing happen and I don't want to repeat the same mistake again. :(

Now let's get on with the deets!


What?
When Lapsap Meets Shinichi Osawa

Where?
Zouk KL

When?
4th December 2009 (Friday)

Who?
Shinichi Osawa & Lapsap

How?
TICKET ENTRY (inc. 1 drink):
(Access to ZOUK & BARSONIC)
RM38 Ladies / RM48 Men

Why?
├╝ber-producer, composer, and DJ Shinichi Osawa is one of the leading names in Japanese dance music. His remixes for the likes of Felix da Housecat, Soulwax, Digitalism, and Snow Patrol have found much favor on dance floors across the globe. After selling 150,000 albums in Japan, Shinichi’s ‘The One’ is a great introduction to an artiste whose profile on these shores is set to rocket over the next year. The One sees Shinichi mixing dark and introspective grooves with euphoric dancefloor smashes and emotive melodic chilled grooves. The Lapsap boys are there too don’t forget. Blink and Xu will plug the support.

Are you ready?

Here's a video of Shinichi Osawa at Barsonic



Awesome, ey?

See ya there, that's for sure.

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ADVANCE WARNING: Youreka! Finale Party by Yahoo! @ KL Live (25/11/2009)

The Story Begins...

Malaysians are overexposed with commercial Indo-bands and I don't want to mention any name here... So this is something that don't usually happen to us: Inspirational Joni & Urbandub in Malaysia.

Details here...


What?
Youreka! Finale Party by Yahoo!

When?
25th November 2009 (Wednesday)

Where?
KL Live @ Life Centre

Who?
Bunkface
Lapsap
Inquisitive
Urbandub
Inspirational Joni

How?

BY INVITE ONLY:

  • To score an invite, pick up your issue of Junk November, find the YOUREKA! stencil pad within and present it at the door for admission (admits 1 only)
  • Starting hunting for coloured tickets hidden around Yahoo! Malaysia sites and redeem them on-ground on specific dates for RED, BLUE AND GREEN tags. Each of the coloured tags entitles you to a whole bunch of goodies and will be your entry ticket to the Youreka! Finale on 25 November.

Why?
Organised in collaboration with Junk, we're gonna be fusing together music, art & fashion into a singular ball of awesomeness - you can be sure that it's going to be more fun than a barrel full of monkeys!

Party on down to a world of colour at the YOUREKA! FINALE PARTY BY YAHOO!

Visit YAHOO.COM.MY to discover great rewards & prizes from Yahoo!

Adli Syahril says: I've got the Blue tag! W00T!

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ADVANCE WARNING: GLOBAL presents LAIDBACK LUKE @ Zouk KL (27/11/2009)

The Story Begins...

One party after another. November is undoubtedly an awesome month to party! We've got Nic Fanciulli earlier this month, Mr Flash of Ed Bangers, Matt Darey, and Mark Farina within the same night! MC Asia is happening this weekend and KL clubbers could not wait on what's coming in the week after... LAIDBACK LUKE!!!

Ok, no more crap.. Start reading! Details below.


What?
GLOBAL presents LAIDBACK LUKE

Where?
Zouk KL

When?
27th November 2009 (Friday)

Who?
Laidback Luke

How?
TICKET ENTRY (inc. 1 drink):
(Access to ZOUK & BARSONIC)
RM48 Ladies / RM58 Men

Why?
Another hotly anticipated debut this month comes in the form of Dutch house super star Laidback Luke. There’s probably no other star in the world today that has seen such crossover success like Laidback Luke. The man with the golden touch in terms or remixing tunes, producing records and setting dancefloors around the world on fire seems unstoppable from where we stand. Every DJ in the world from the likes of Tiesto to Pete Tong to David Guetta to A-Trak and diplo want tow ork with him and its no surprise… this man is seriously on fire! Come and watch him blow us a near roof, dent our dancefloor like no other and literally send you to heaven and back with his infectious bass ripping, rip roaring set.

I can't wait to hear him play "Need Your Loving". Awesome track!



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BLOG THING: M.C. Asia - The Beginning appreciation party winners!

The Story Begins...

I would like to say thank you to everyone for participating in my contest.

Here is the list of winners who came up with the correct answers and BRILLIANT slogans!

  1. Mohd Zaki Suaidi
  2. Kavhn Surendran
  3. Vincent Tan
  4. Hana Hassan
  5. Adura Salmah Merican / Kikiey

To those who did not win, don't feel bad! Tickets are still on sale at all Axcess counters! Pre-sale price is only RM49... Grab it while you still have the chance. Tickets are hot selling at the moment.

If you buy TEN tix, you'll get another ONE for FREE!
So why wait? Head down to Axcess counter near you.

Anyway, I've been hearing people raving about M.C Asia event! I bet everyone could not wait for the party to come.

So.......


M.C. Asia is on Twitter and Facebook too! Add'em up :)
For more details about M.C. Asia, log onto visitmcasia.com

p/s: If you bump into me at the party. Don't forget to say hi and snap some pics with me :D

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ADVANCE WARNING: M.C. Asia Music Factory - Behind the Music 2 @ The Royale Chulan KL (12/11/2009)

The Story Begins...

MC Asia is having its second workshop of its series. Let's say if you want to start your own music, you should come and get some advice from professional DJs.

You guys got to check this out!


What?
M.C. Asia Music Factory - Behind the Music 2

Where?
The Royale Chulan, Kuala Lumpur

When?
12th November 2009 (Thursday)
7pm - 10pm

Who?
BLASTIQUE and DJ Gabriel (the speakers)

How?
Free entry! Everyone is invited.

Why?
Come to the workshop and learn the world of music production, DJing, and have a better understand about the local dance music industries with the speakers (Blastique and DJ Gabriel)

This is a great opportunity for music lovers to learn about the scene... and it is FREE!

Hey, MC Asia - The Beginning appreciation party is near! There will be musics from Marcel Woods, Marcus Schossow and DJ Preach. Grab your tickets now!

Check out the Facebook event for M.C. Asia Music Factory - Behind the Music 2!

More info on M.C. Asia, log onto visitmcasia.com

I'm going! What about you?

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ADVANCE WARNING: Global pres. Nic Fanciulli @ Zouk KL (13/11/2009)

The Story Begins...

If you look at the calendar, November is a serious party month. Will give you more update on that but FIRST, let's get on with this one.

Nic Fanciulli is back for the second time in this year (after SpeedZone 09 at KL Tower). If you missed the party (like me), you might want to go for this one!

Details below...


What?
Global presents Nic Fanciulli

Where?
Zouk KL

When?
13th November 2009 (Friday)

Who?
Nic Fanciulli
opening set by Terence C

How?
Ticket Entry:
(Access Zouk & Barsonic):
RM28 Ladies / RM38 Men

Bottle Entry:
RM305++ / 6 pax (At the Door)

Why?
Nic Fanciulli is possibly regarded one of the finest DJs in the world today. His very cleaver use of deep techy sounds, acid baselines and melodic grooves blows everyone away including the likes of Pete Tong, John Digweed and Deep Dish. His label Saved, successful releases on Rennaisance, his huge One + One album and world tour with James Zabiela and his now legendary residency at We Love...Space Ibiza and his much talked about residency at London superclub Matter have made him a household name and on the tip of every scenesters tongue. We await the Zouk KL debut of Nic Fanciulli with baited breath.

I might be going if I'm free on that night.

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BLOG THING: Win free passes to MC Asia The Beginning - featuring Marcel Woods, DJ Preach & Marcus Schossow!

The Story Begins...

Hey party people! Craving for more raves?
Here's a good news for you...


I am giving out 5 pair of passes to the MC Asia - The Beginning appreciation party which will be held on the November 21 at KL Live (remember the old Ruums?)

All you gotta do is answer TWO (2) simple question, complete a slogan and send it to adlisyahril@hotmail.com

Here are the questions:

  1. Name me THREE (3) DJs that will be playing at MC Asia - The Beginnng.
  2. What is the tagline for MC Asia?
  3. Complete the slogan: This blog kicks ass because........................ (Not more than 15 words)
Simple as that?

Please include your name, IC number, contact number and email address in the entry and send it to adlisyahril@hotmail.com before November 18.
What are you waiting for? Hurry up because I only have 5 pairs!

If you need clues, log on to www.visitmcasia.com

I'm looking forward for your e-mail, party peeps! :)

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ADVANCE WARNING: Music Conference Asia Factory - "The Beginning" @ KL Live, Life Center (21/11/2009)

The Story Begins...


Calling all music enthusiast out there! This is something y'all got to see. Music Conference Asia or better known as MC Asia is the first of its kind in Malaysia.

Not your usual rave? Gotta check this out!



What?

Music Conference Asia Factory "The Beginning"

Where?
KL Live, Life Centre Kuala Lumpur

When?
21st November 2009 (Saturday)

Who?
Funkomunky
DJ Kughen
Marcus Schossow
DJ Preach
Marcel Woods

How?
RM49 + 1 Drink (Pre-sale)
RM59 + 1 Drink (Door-sale)
Tickets can be purchased at Axcess counter.

Why?
Music Conference Asia (M.C.Asia), a premiere music platform established by Global Sound Masters Sdn. Bhd to organize music initiatives aimed at raising the standards of the industry in the region, will be holding its inaugural on-ground music event titled M.C.Asia Music Factory ‘The Beginning’ on 21st November 2009 at KL Live Centre.

Crafted towards the nurturing of industry creativity and talents in an entertaining and educational fashion, M.C.Asia Music Factory “The Beginning” will consist of two main components, a music & mentoring workshop during the day and an appreciation party at night.

At the music & mentoring workshop, participants will have the exclusive opportunity to come face-to-face with world renowned music producers and artists DJ Preach (Canada) and Marcel Woods (Netherlands), and be introduced to the professional world of music production and DJ-ing.

For the first time in the world, DJ Preach and Marcel Woods will be sharing on topics such as “DJ-ing As A Professional Career: The Marketing Strategy” and “A&R, Artist Development and Music Label Promotions”, which will be very beneficial to those inspired to venture into music production and DJ-ing as a career.

Meanwhile, the ardent dance music enthusiasts can also seize this exclusive opportunity to get up-close and interact with the DJs on a personal level, instead of waving at the DJs from a mile away on the dance floor.

An appreciation party headlined by DJ Preach, Marcel Woods and Marcus Schossow (Sweden), and our local talents Affiq and Funkomunky, will be brewing on the dance floor after the workshop. Party-goers can expect to be swept away with mind-blasting high-energy dance music from the DJs who are adamant in delivering a night of pure and raw music exhilaration.
Tickets to the M.C.Asia Music Factory “The Beginning”, priced at RM49 (pre-sale) and RM59 (door-sale), are available at all Axcess Tickets outlets and via www.axcess.com.my. The first 500 ticket holders to register on www.visitmcasia.com will be eligible to attend the workshop, worth USD 100 per seat, for FREE, strictly on a first come first serve basis.

In an effort to further contribute towards the growth of the music community, event organizer, Global Sound Masters will contribute RM2 to the “GSM Music Fund” for every ticket sold. The money collected will go towards the nurturing of new talents in the region. For further information and updates on the event, please log on to www.visitmcasia.com.


Time schedule:

4:00pm
Workshop Admission (Seats open to first 500 ticket holders who have registered online only)

5:00pm
Music & Mentoring Workshop (I) Presented by DJ Preach on:
  • DJ-ing As A Professional Career: The Marketing Strategy
  • Technology vs. Traditional DJ-ing: The Love-hate Relationship
  • Music Production: Knowing Your Tools To Be The ONE!
6:15pm
Music & Mentoring Workshop (II) Presented by Marcel Woods on:
  • The Evolution of Music Label: Evolution of Music Labels over the Years
  • Challenges In The Digital Age: New Possibilities and Problems Associated With The Revolution of Digital Music
  • A&R, Artist development and Music Label Promotions

Music Conference Asia Appreciation Night (DJ Grid)

7:30pm - Door opens
8:00pm - Affiq (MY)
9:00pm - Funkomunky (MY)
10:00pm - Marcus Schossow (SE)
11:30pm - DJ Preach (CA)
1:00am - Marcel Woods (NL)
3:00am - End

For further information and updates on the event, please log on to www.visitmcasia.com

I'm giving out FREE PASSES to MC Asia. Check out the contest here.

Adli Syahril says: DJ workshop? Definitely not your average rave! :)

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AFTER PARTY: DiGi Music Live pres. All-American Rejects @ Carpark A, Bukit Jalil Stadium (31/10/2009)

The Story Begins...

All-American Rejects second appearance was happening last week at Bukit Jalil and you could hardly see the show in the sea of people. Blerghhh... We still had a great time.


We got there around 8pm. It was raining, we couldn't find a spot to park our car but we enjoyed the wild night.

The show started with Disagree followed by Pop Shuvit. We missed Disagree's performance and first half of Pop Shuvit. The host, Natalie and Ean from Hitz.fm, announced Mooky from One Buck Short was hospitalized. The band still performed with Sam of Bunkface, Syahrul of Love Me Butch, Liyana of Estrella and Eddy of Gerhana Ska Cinta onstage singing everyone's favorite hits. It was cool to see different vocalist from different bands singing their songs.

We had to wait for almost an hour and there was no music (besides the Universal repeating promotional video that made us nauseous).

The All-American Rejects appeared right at 10pm. Tyson Ritter went onstage wearing the Red Indian headgear (I don't know what you call it..) putting the crowd in a frenzy with "Move Along" to kicked off the show.

I loved it when they played "My Paper Heart", "Real World" and the two encores ("The Wind Blows" and "Gives You Hell". It was just great to hear their old songs at the show.

Tyson Ritter was not as crazy as he was at MTV World Stage. He did a good interaction with the crowd but I don't think it was as great as what we've all seen at the World Stage... and I think the soundsystem was not good enough... or am I going deaf? haha!

Pics below!

Atiya and her friends

All-American Rejects on stage

Tyson Ritter - crazy as always

Me in my unusual concert outfit. Blerghh..


All-American Rejects performing Swing Swing.

Watch out for MC Asia party this November!

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AFTER PARTY: Speedzone Tour MotoGP 2009 @ Arena of Stars, Genting Highlands (24/10/2009)

The Story Begins...


Speedzone Tour MotoGP 2009 was a great escape for me from my hectic schedule. By far, this is the best rave party I've ever been to.

Me and my friends did not have the time to buy the tickets, so we went there as early as 5pm to grab the complimentary tickets. The line was long but thank god, we were among the 300 peeps who received the free tix.

Marco V and Eddie Halliwell were awesome! They lifted the crowd with their hard-pumping beats. The venue was the best. 6,500 people packed the stadium and the emcee, Adam Mathews, announced the tickets were sold out! Crazy, man! Good job to Victor G and Terence C for warming us with the delicious tracks.

Everyone party like mad at their seats. Something not we usually see in Malaysia. Chivas party in 2006 was held at the same venue, everyone packed the floor and door closed due to full capacity... but the seats were zero.

In my opinion, Speedzone Tour MotoGP 2009 is the best rave party for this year (so far) in terms of venue, line-up and the setup.

Coming up! Music Conference Asia (MC Asia) - the BEGINNING - Appreciation Party @ KL Live this November 21. November is going to be wild.

Pics below

The blinding laser!

Danny Oh and friends. He was featured in Tiesto's ClubLife few weeks ago

Check out the massive crowd!

Azhar, Aisyah and their friend

He's the man!

That is not the technician guy

Khairol and Cheng

These guys were not in a good state of mind

Eddie Halliwell rocked the house!


Marco V spins Simulated!

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