GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST : DAVID HEARTBREAK – KING KONG

So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

Heartbreak has come a long way from the days when he would pester me to blog his stuff to today when he is officially remixing some of the biggest dj’s in the world, like Skrillex.

Heartbreak always had a hunger, passion, drive and a burning desire to make it to the top league and he is surely on his way there now.

Before we go on to the original classic post, here’s what I said more recently about this track when I did the MOOMBAHTONISTA post on Heartbreak.

Excerpt from The Moombahtonista:

Like the time when Munchi was raving on to me about “King Kong” and then Heartbreak sent it to me to blog exclusively back in the day.  I got to be honest, I don’t think I gave Heartbreak any confidence in that track, cause I think I just said to him, yeah man it’s ok but not as good as “Firepower” loool.

However, after I played it out, that is when I realized it’s full potential as an absolute monsta’ and its status as a Moombahcore classic.  The same goes with his Moombahsoul output, when you play that shit out, it rocks and that is when it makes sense.  It didn’t make full sense when he initially sent it to me and I just played it on my I-Pod and in my car.

By playing his stuff out, you truly appreciate what a mega producer he is.

“King Kong” is as funky as hell man.   It was a huge revelation when it first came out, although I said it was ok, I knew deep inside of me it was special, cause I hadn’t heard shit like that before and I couldn’t understand it.

I understood “Firepower” straight away cause it hits you directly.  But the true potential of “King Kong” took some time to comprehend cause it did not sound like Firepower and it doesn’t hit you until you play it out!!!!

But that’s like most of the stuff I hold dear to me, sometimes, at first, I’m not sure about it but as time passes, it becomes some of my favourite stuff.

See the original post HERE.

Generation Bass Classic Post – 30th November 2010

The pic above, before you hear this track!

You know they say this town ain’t big enough for the two of dem, well, in H & M’s (HEARTBREAK & MUNCHI) case, man it is.

Heartbreak is painting the town red with Monsieur Munchi and this DEADLY duo just upped the stakes, by trying to out do each other, in the same game with:

MOOMBAH  MOTHERF***ING CORE!!!!

BUT today, this is ALL about the HEARTBREAK kid man!

You know not much is known about this ENIGMA but legend has it that he proved to be an uncontrollable kid to his parents.  In the end he ran away after continous grounding by them for constantly finding stray pussy in his room.

The rumour goes that he continued to live out his existence as a FERAL child. Having survived in the wild on his own with no-one but a Munchi for company (lol..this is a joke btw….thought I better mention it, just in case) he excelled at music production and became one of the leading lights on the Moombahton scene, which led him back to joining civilization.

But his feral habits would not die and now, he is co-leading the way on the Moombahcore score to DRAMATIC and spell-binding effect!

Here is a choon to knock out even KING f***in’ KONG!

This is the sort of stuff you can expect from the forthcoming MOOMBAHCORE album on Generation Bass Digital by HEARTBREAK and the unmentionable ONE (lol).

Bet you got your wallets out already, and are salivating at the mouth and have probably come in your pants too, at this juicy and delicious prospect.

Well just imagine too, if Scarlett Johansson joins in the action in a menage a trois and does a guest vocal on a track.  You might just shiit yourself with xcitement.

NUFF said, (in a scouse accent!) calm “the f**K” down!!!

King Kong by David Heartbreak

http://soundcloud.com/david-heartbreak/king-kong

The pic above, after you hear this track!

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST : 3BALL MTY

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So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

I think the first time ever the 3ball MTY dudes appeared on the net/blogosphere.  Of course Toy Selelctah was the dude behind introducing the 3ball sound to peeps like Mad Decent and to our goodselves.

Of course they have now been signed to a major in South America, Universal and apparently Diplo says he s gonna use 3ball as source of inspiration for a Beyonce track he is working on!

See the original post HERE

Generation Bass Classic Post: 9th August 2010

This just came in right now from my good brother Toy Selectah and so I just had to get it up right nowww, know what I’m sayin’!

Plus, it’s only Generation Bass and Mad Decent who have got the exclusive to this and each with a different free track to give-away 🙂

Here’s what Toy has to say:

We are releasing today the first proper 3Ball MTY Free EP! Also we got an Exclusive Track for Generation Bass!

• 3 Ball MTY Crew:

The Tribal Guarachero Crew from Monterrey Mexico is  Erick Rincón (16 ), Sheeqo Beat (18) and Dj Otto (18).

This is their first proper release.  They have tons of music out there but this is the first time they put together something as an official release.

These Kids have been working on Official Remixes for some important labels such as Mad Decent, Man Recordings, Pollinate Records and Sones del Mexside.

They are working now on some new music and a Live Act as “3BALL MTY”.

I have not heard the EP yet but I am familiar with the dudes behind 3Ball MTy and of course Toy is behind it and so it reeeeks of QUALITY!

GRAB THE EP:

3BALL MTY EP

Plus grab this free tune Xclusive to Generation Bass.  Man I almost cringed when I saw this was a Daft Punk remix.  How many more do we need..lol…

BUT I almost passed out when I heard it cause it sounds so fresh, original and is awesome and so all is forgiven 🙂

Get on da Tribal Technologic Guarachero, u Daft Punk!

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Daft Punk – Technologic (Sheeqo Beat remix)

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST : DRUMSTEP IS COMING

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So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

So as a blog, we were one of the first who started to shed some real light on Drumstep in April 2010.  This led to a whole series of Drumstep Friday Posts that I started to do (some featuring Brian Viveros artwork).

The very next day after we posted this, a couple of Drumstep pages started to appear on Facebook, some dude from Serbia  set up a Drumstep page on Facebook and within 6 hours there was around 1000 members!!!!

A Drumstep Forum was shortly created thereafter and the guy running it didn’t have a clue about doing his own posts and so he wanted to duplicate our posts and so I use to send them to him.  A whole new batch of drumstep material started appearing, which continues to this very day and indeed it seems to be gaining more momentum as time goes on!

See the original Post here but it is reproduced below!

Generation Bass Classic Post : 30 April 2010:

WHAT IS DRUMSTEP?

URBAN DICTIONARY:

A sub genre of drum and bass where the beat structure is “half time” but the remaining elements still adhere to the usual tempo and melody pattern style

“Just left the studio session with excision downlink and evol intent!! Started on some heavyyyy drumstep :)” – DATSIK

“Drumstep is basically half tempo dnb”

“Same bpm as dnb but same techniques as dubstep ….hence Drum-step”

“Drumstep is taking the double time theory and applying it to DNB…. example: 140bpms feels like 70bpms in dubstep, drumstep is something like 180bpms but feels like 90bpms…. someone correct me if im wrong here… a perfect example would be the “Quarks” song by Dirty Phonics”

“I meant half time, i dont know what i was thinking, too much music theory runnin through my head….and Arron Silverstien, The middle part off Against the Machines is Drumstep i believe, its a 3 part song basically with 3 distinctively different drops.”

DUBSTEP FORUM

So, any of you guys interested in producing tunes in this genre?just uploaded a mix to get you heated.

http://www.zshare.net/audio/68330919f96bd65b/

Description: Minimix by bilsiactracklist1. Eggchan – On the road now2. Skream – Midnight request line (zinc rmx)3. Bilsiac – We control it4. Dj Hazard – wicked so5. Bilsiac – Blood on the line6. Bilsiac – Lonely Department7. Jazzsteppa – Two

Euhm…I may be wrong but…isn’t it just dubstep tracks remixed into DnB?

No need to call it Drumstep…

don’t want to call it drumstep either, but there is a clear difference between regular drumnbass and this genre.  Whatever it’s called, i love to mix it, and id love to have some more tracks like this.

Wtf are you talking about? This is just drum and bass, what is this clear difference you talking about? Is it because of the snare? Is it because it isn’t using the generic amen break style beat? This is silliness!

Ok its drumnbass, the snare is just repeated half the time it is used in regular dnb.  i think it gives a new perspective. btw check out this topic since there are also people who think it is not just clear dnb

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Also the snare is in between where the 2 generic snares would be which gives it the generic dubstep swing. I do like it don’t get me wrong but at the end of the day it’s just another style of drum and bass in my opinion. Didn’t read anyone calling this Drumstep in that thread?

why the fuss over a word?  its just music

Isn’t this just dubstep at 170 bpm? That’s that that’s bad.

Sometimes you have to speed things up a bit, like something I vaguely remember “Wouldn’t it be terrible if Led Zeppelin made all their song at 140 bpm?”.

god, get it right boys, half step dnb is basically hip hop.

LOL!!!!

I do quite like returning to some hip hop vibes though, as I was mainly into hip hop when I started producing.

These are a couple of my “drumstep” attempts…

We Don’t Care by J-One

Tears by J-One

I won’t say what it is, but it is at 170 bpm. Check it out!

Grooki – Electron by Grooki

Mellodrone by Blánca

Blánca – Clocks (Clip) by Blánca

MORE COMING SOON….WATCH THIS SPACE!

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST : MUNCHI'S FIREPOWER

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So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

It was Munchi’s birthday over the weekend and so a Happy Belated Birthday from all of us at Team GB 🙂

The following extract is is taken from The Moombahtonista Post on Munchi, which we did more recently and is yet another classic post but we’ll revisit that one later.

This Classic Post today is about the one we did on 14 July 2010 but I felt that the stuff I said on The Munchi Moombahtonisa is totally relevant for this post as an intro:

On July 14th 2010, all HELL broke loose.

I heard “FIREPOWER”!

I was blogging Datsik a lot in those days and also as far back as in 2009, when not many really knew who Datsik was. I had the pleasure of opening for Datsik in my home city in Birmingham in March 2010. So were were blogging about him furiously. I had no idea Munchi was also listening to Datsik. I knew he was into Burial and Loefah and those dudes but I had no idea he was into the more aggressive stuff.  So it was a huge surprise when I heard his Datsik edit of “Firepower”.

Man it BLEW MY MIND!!!

I was about the 8th person to hear it on his soundcloud and I just said:

“fuuuuuuuuuuckkkkkk!……..NEXT LEVEL SHIIT!…The apprentice becomes a MASTER!”

I immediately knew then something big & new had been borne. It was like NOTHING I had ever heard before and the aggressiveness of it also surprised me, cause we weren’t used to this side of Munchi.

So I thought I got to do a blog of this track and sensationalize so that the world hears it, cause the world needs to hear it!!!!

So what better way to draw attention to it than to say, “Say Hello 2 The Next Diplo”!

Julianne Escobedeo Shepherd who did the the ORIGINAL online article on the Birth of Moombahton in the The Fader picked up on it from our blog and wrote THIS and the rest is history.

The “Firepower” track was for “me”, the moment when I saw Genius in Munchi and I then became one of his staunchest supporters. Up until that moment, the kid was showing a lot of PROMISE but “Firepower” changed all of that and showed us the work of a GENIUS!  He had started on his journey to becoming a bona fide LEGEND.

“Firepower” had acted as a major catalyst for the Moombahton movement. When I heard the track I could see back then the vision Munchi had created for the future of this Moombahton movement. He had given it mouth 2 mouth resuscitation and had breathed new life into it.

All the Dubstep & Drumstep heads who were visiting our blog started to get into it and we started seeing a flow of Moombahcore edits. Without “Firepower”, I doubt we’d be as far advanced as we are with the movement today. It opened up the doors to a whole new world for a broad range of people. 

[Extract from The Original Moombahtonista – Munchi]

See the Original 14 July 2010 post here but it is also reproduced below!

Generation Bass Classic Post – 14 July 2010:

You already know about our young prodigy, 17 year old Munchi.  We were one of the first blogs to cover him after he came to us with a vault full of gems.

I am now convinced after hearing his latest track/re-fix/mash up, whateva you wanna call it, that he will be the next Super Shit Hottt Producer, the next Diplo!

In fact I would go as far as to say that I think, in time, he might even be better than Diplo (sorry Diplo, we really love you mate but our Munchi’s a little bit special)!

Listen to this killa and I dare you to tell me that I’m far off the mark or just plain stupid and wrong ( somebody, quite influential, well let’s say a big fish in a very small pond, already told me that..ahahha but do I give a f***, No I f****** don’t lmao..boohoo to him) !

Datsik – Firepower (Munchi Moombahcore Rmx) by Munchi

GRAB IT HERE AS DOWNLOADS EXPIRED

 

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST: ZEBRA KATZ

So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

Here’s another Classic Post and this one we did way back in April 2010 on Zebra Katz, who recently blew up all over the world with his “Ima Read” track.

However, 2 years ago nobody gave much a damn about him except us.

We remember coming across his stuff on soundcloud and immediately being struck by the “Ima Read” track and some of the other stuff.

Indeed, on the “Ima Read” track on soundcloud, there was maybe 2/3 comments before we shed more light on it and we couldn’t really believe it was going unnoticed.  We didn’t have our label back then but if we had, I’m sure we would have released this track if he’d signed with us.

We even say on the original post that we’d love to hear some club remixes of the tracks and hey presto 2 years later that’s what happened and the track goes global hitting all the fashion houses & catwalks.  Also of course in 2011 it was picked up by Diplo & Mad Decent, again!

To see the original post CLICK HERE! but a segment from it is re-produced below!

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST – 15 April 2010

ZEBRA KATZ – BAREHOP

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This Kat or Zebra, is from Brooklyn and I’m hooked on his tracks but I’m not quite sure what genre to call them.

I suppose it’s a bit like BareHop – Barefoot & Hip Hop!

I just find it fascinating stuff and would love to hear some club-orientated remixes!

Ima Read by Zebra Katz

Hunter by Zebra Katz

Hey Ladies by Zebra Katz

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST : DIE ANTWOORD

So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years!!

Here is the second of such posts, the day when we introduced Die Antwoord to the wider blogosphere world and general public, before most of the world had even heard of these peeps!

We did this back in September 2009 and CLICK HERE to see the original post but it is reproduced below.

We know what happened next, the word got out and they were signed to Interscope and a bunch of producers jumped on them including Diplo.

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST – 9th September 2009

INSANE BASS RAP from SOUTH AFRICA!

And here’s what happened when I met them back in 2010:

GENERATION BASS CLASSIC POST : DUBSTEP MONDAY : HEAVVVY METAL!

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So we’re gonna be trawling through our archives to find what we consider to be some of our classic posts, which should highlight just how influential we might have been in the past 4 years without actually gaining critical recognition for it.  Critical recognition doesn’t really bother us because some of the best things in the world go largely unnoticed.

The first of such posts is this one that we did back in March 2010.  The classic aspect of this post is not the music but what we had the foresight/observation to predict that would happen to Dubstep/Brostep in the future!  No mean feat but nobody else was saying this at around that time!

Dubstep/Brostep in America has kinda become what we were observing back then and so it’s pretty pertinent and important.

Dubstep has become a ROCK CONCERT, it’s far removed from the traditional image of a sweaty dancefloor in a club where people go for a great workout, dancing till they drop.

Instead, you have a sea of people throwing their fists in the air, swaying back & forth and headbanging as if they were at a Rock gig.

We predicted these similarities and that Dubstep would go on to echo many features of a traditional Rock or Metal gig.

This was also latterly picked up 1 and half years later by esteemed music journalist Simon Reynolds who is mentioned in the following as quoted in Wiki:

Brostep and American developments

In 2011, dubstep gained significant traction in the US market by way of a post-dubstep style known as brostep with the American producer Skrillex becoming something of a figurehead for the scene. In September 2011 a Spin Magazine EDM special referred to brostep as a “lurching and aggressive” variant of dubstep that has proven commercially successful in the United States.[97] Unlike traditional dubstep production styles, that emphasize sub-bass content, brostep accentuates the middle register and features “robotic fluctuations and metal-esque aggression”. According to Simon Reynolds, as dubstep gained larger audiences and moved from smaller club-based venues to larger outdoor events, sub-sonic content was gradually replaced by distorted bass riffs that function roughly in the same register as the electric guitar in heavy metal.[98]

  1. ^ Beats & Bass: The Producer’s Guide Simon Reynolds, The Art of the Groove, in Computer Music, Computer Music Specials (p. 9), Wed 26 Oct 2011, Future Publishing Limited

You even have rock musicians from bands like Pendulum forming Dubstep acts like Knife Party and leaving their established bands and legends like Ray Manzarek from the Doors working with dudes like Skrillex.  Even we’re working with some rock legends that we have to keep under wraps for now.  Dudes like Bassnectar are selling out 10,000 capacity arena’s in a matter of hours, just like the Metal  bands!

So there you have it, Dubstep is the New Heavy Metal!

And here below is what we said back in March 2010 and if you want to go to the original post too, CLICK HERE:

CLASSIC POST – 15th MARCH 2010

DUBSTEP MONDAY @ GENERATION BASS

Don’t know about you lot but for me, Dubstep takes me back to my teens.  There is a correlation between it and Heavy Metal music in more ways than one such as these:

It has a mainly hardcore male following.

Gurrls are also involved, an analogy could be drawn between Dubstep gurrls and Rock chicks.

The Bass Wobble is like the new Guitar Solo, some if it is really self-indulgent too.  It has inspired a whole swathe of youngsters to get in on it.

There’s lots of headbanging at Dubstep gigs!

The xcitement of seeing one of your Dubstep heroes and looking forward to a show is for me very reminscent of some of the early rock gigs I use to go to..Sabbath, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Dio etc etc etc.

It’s BASSSS HEAVVVY and LOUUUUD!

Many of you will not view the same similarities but that’s what it is to me.

Anyway, today we have:

1.FLeCK

2. Dstruct.O

3. B Riddim

4. NoduZ

5. Freddy Todd

6. Thierry Le DJ

7. Esquire

8. Grawlix

9. StylustBeats

10. Dannravv

11. Xxxclusive Jeuce Mixtape for Generation Bass

FLeCK

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One of my favourite Dubstep dudes, the KING of Dubstep in Greece, FLeCK, who you should ALL be familiar with by now.

I’m going to have the pleasure and honour of playing with him in a few weeks time and he just dropped this MEGA-MONSTER of a track on SC.  So I changed the whole schedule of this post to get it in cause it’s BIG and man it’s FREE!

Not Dubstep, more kinda DnB and just listen out for the DROP!!!

AFGHAN DAWN by FLeCK

AND here’s some of his Dubstep stuff:

ALKYON by FLeCK

FLeCK – September by FLeCK

A new upload by him that you can stream too:

SCOTTIE 2009 by FLeCK

 

Dstruct.O – ROBOSTEP!!!

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Anybody up for ROBOSTEP?

These tunes are industrial, hott & heavvy…another Canadian producer heavily influenced by DATSIK!

Ctrl.alt.del Dstruct.O RMX by Dstruct.O

DstructO-War Of The Worlds.320mp3 by Dstruct.O

B.RIDDIM (BELLATURGWARD)

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Based in Madrid, Spain, B.Riddim aka Bellatur G-Ward is a Portuguese producer and MC born in the city of Guarda in 1987.

I love what this guy is doing with Dubstep, very inventive, original and unique, take a listen and discover something new.

Party Dub NEW TRACK by B.Riddim (Bellaturgward)

(Des)Compression NEW TRACK by B.Riddim (Bellaturgward)

Wake Up Dude! NEW TRACK by B.Riddim (Bellaturgward)

NoduZ

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Icelandic Dubstep…!!!!

Man, really, really feeling what this guy is doing…a combination of “Spaced out Popstep”.  Perfect, just my cuppa.

Watch out for his tracks on Popstep Vol III.

G-Olafs – My Baby (NoduZ remix) by NoduZ

Noduz – The Mayans by NoduZ

FREDDY TODD

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From Detroit in the States, I love what this guy is doing.  Not strictly Dubstep but more like Thugstep or Lazer Glitch but nevertheless really great stuff.

Pick up a free J Dilla refix and also a free EP!

J Dilla – Two Can Win (Freddy Todd Remix) by FreddyTodd

THIERRY LE DJ

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Been a while since we had this guy on here.  Based in Australia but originally from Mauritius, he’s still banging away at it in his own unique style.

Here’s a couple of fresh ones for ya!

Thierry Le Dj – Confused by Thierry Le Dj

Thierry Le Dj – Surrounded By Demons by Thierry Le Dj

ESQUIRE

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From Sheffield, UK a pretty good Popstep number from this young bwoy!

Esquire – Flavour RMX by Esquire Dubstep

GRAWLIX

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From Grawlix:

Born and raised in the east corner of North America, in the state of Vermont.  Found a love for Dubstep, and working hard to lay down my own style of the genre and to be known as a Dubstep producer and not just a kid with a computer and lots of free time. I would love to hear my current and future tracks in anyones mixes, or hear any feedback on the tunes. Comments, compliments and the will to never give up are my only fuel for making myself known in this genre, so please big me ups whenever you can. -Peace

Liquid Dubstep….sounds luurvely!

Catch A Tiger by Grawlix

STYLUSTBEATS

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From Vancouver, Canada, StlustBeats makes me wanna love this track!

EMINEM-SUPERMAN(STYLUST !!ZOOOTED!! DUBSTEP REMIX) by StylustBeats

DANNRAVV

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Dannravv is an Irish DJ producer and he takes samples from an infamous British Child Safety Campaign from the 70’s made famous by the Prodigy in the 90’s, I think, and gives it his own BreaksTep flexxx!

Fog & Dan – Charly by Dannravv

JEUCE

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We had these guys on last week with some Popstep beauties and so I asked for a mixtape and they delivered an exclusive one just for us and for you.

It’s a great PopStep mixtape, check it out!

Jeuce Joyrider – Generation Bass Mix

TRACKLIST:

The XX – Crystallised (Dark Sky Remix)

Joy Orbison – So Derobe

Kito Ft Reija Lee – L.F.O

Toast – Daft Step

Joker – Purple City

Robot Disaster – Boy (Jeuce Rework)

Zombies For Money – Numbra One (Foamo Remix)

L-Vis 1990 – United Groove (MJ Cole Remix)

Jacob Plant – Basslines In (Jeuce Rework)

Kid Cola – Kappa (Last Japan Remix)

Hostage – Valhalla

N-type & The Others – Technophobe

Toast – Capsules

The Boogaloo Crew – Days Go By

Ellie Goulding – Under The Sheets (Jeuce Rework)

Crookers Ft Miike Snow – Remedy (Jeuce Rework)

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