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The Essence for Y2K Fashion

By Andrea Esteban

Let’s face it : Old-fashioned ‘90s are back again — and yes, that involves all of those Y2K fashion trends you’ve probably hidden in the back of your wardrobe. Today, I’ll share all you need to know about Y2K fashion trends, and how Y2K fashion icons can inspire you to dress like a Gen-Z nowadays. 

Here are my top tips to what is fashionable at the moment:

  • Where did the Y2K fashion trend come from?

​Y2K fashion boomed across the mid-late 1990s and early 2000s. It doesn’t only refer to fashion, but it also refers to the technology and computer bug that people thought would happen on New Year’s day in 2000.

Y2K culture was marked by luxurious consumerism. Gen-Z were always trying to look for the most expensive monograms and designer brands including on clothing, accessories or perfumes that reflected the idea of ‘being contemporary’. Brands like Channel, Prada, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and Dior were the most coveted.

We can’t forget that Y2K Culture was also shaped by streetwear trends including: designers’ logos, bling, D-rings, exposed zippers, belts, straps in line with the idea of the up to date technology.

  • What is Y2K Fashion?

​Aesthetics and trends typically worn between the late ‘90s and the year 2000. What are the first items that come to your mind when you think about those years? Of course you can’t help remembering the crop tops, the velour tracksuits, the camis, the sparkly shoes or the low-rise jeans, all in the shiny black tone and reflective metallic color palette.

Casual clothing and leisurewear were also big fashion trends of the early 2000s. Denim became a significant staple for Gen-Z, going beyond skirts to jeans, hats and jackets. If you want to design a casual Y2K style , keep in mind that the denim staple is worn with all kinds of clothes including hoodies, crop tops & off the shoulder tops, ribbed sweaters with trainers, platform sandals, sneakers or boots.

  • How Can you get the Y2K Look nowadays? Get inspired!

Many of Y2K fashion inspiration can be taken from the pop culture icons of our early childhood involving celebrities, films and even video clips. Bratz Dolls, Mean Girls, Uptown Girls and Clueless are great fashion examples of inspiration for the Y2K appearance since these main characters loved over-dressing, with eye-catching colors.

One  of the essential features of Y2K fashion were accessories. Think of several of the typical staples from your wardrobe. Pieces like tiny sunglasses, mini-bags, bandanas or scrunchies clips are tendences now. Also, one key feature were rhinestones which are used as decorations for accessories like chokers, belts or hats

Finally, early ’00s makeup tendencies walked by ‘Euphoria’ smokey eyes, highlighting, colored eyeliner, glittery eyeshadow, false eyelashes, glossy lips, skinny brows and matte foundations. There’s no disagreeing that our current looks have been deeply induced by ’00s beauty icons like Tyra Banks, Paris Hilton, Laura Harrier, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Halle Berry. For you to get some inspiration when doing your make-up, I have gathered together the 5 most powerful and influential makeup trends worn by celebrities of the early 2000s in events like MTV Awards, Grammys, Brit Awards or even at the Oscars.

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Rag’n’Bone Man – Life By Misadventure

Rag’n’Bone Man, also known as Rory Graham, has announced his upcoming fall North American tour. The tour reigns in support of his latest album and first in three years, Life By Misadventure, following a sell-out run in the UK and Ireland. His headlining show is coming to The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on October 10. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10am PT via AXS.com.

For more information on the tour and show ticketing and times, please visit HERE.

The groundbreaking success of his debut album Human in 2017 cemented Graham with international success; earning him various accolades including 3 BRIT Awards as well as sold out shows around the globe. This was followed up with ‘Giant,‘ a collaboration with Calvin Harris, in 2019. Following the release of his second album Life By Misadventure, put out through Columbia Records in May 2021, Rag’n’Bone Man now returns to North America to play live shows for the first time since summer of 2018.

The album was recorded in Nashville with producer Mike Elizondo and musicians including Wendy Melvoin (Prince and the Revolution) and Daru Jones (Jack White) and the three leading singles All You Ever Wanted,’ ‘Anywhere Away From Here‘ (P!nk) and ‘Alone‘ have been mainstays on BBC Radio 1 & Radio 2, Graham has also turned in all-star TV performances on the BRIT Awards 2021 (remotely with P!nk) as well as special performances for US TV shows Ellen de Generes and The Late Late Show with James Corden.

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Masked Wolf × Bring Me the Horizon

Platinum-certified recording artist Masked Wolf has shared his new genre-bending single “Fallout” featuring chart-topping, GRAMMY Award-nominated rock band Bring Me The Horizon. Masked Wolf and the group originally joined forces in the summer of 2021 to record the track, which is complete with the rapper’s skillful verses and a massive chorus spotlighting frontman Oli Sykes‘ powerful, uniquely-recognizable vocals. With its dark, cinematic vibe, the collaboration is heavily influenced by HVDES and features some of her vocals and production. Adding Wolf’s vocals to HVDES‘ contribution gives the track a deeper feel, creating a new world for Bring Me The Horizon to step into. The song also arrives following Bring Me The Horizon‘s recent collaborations with Ed Sheeran on “Bad Habits,” first performed live at the BRIT Awards, and Machine Gun Kelly on “maybe.” “Fallout” is available now on all streaming  platforms, along with a companion lyric video available HERE.

Of the new collaboration, Masked Wolf commented, “I haven’t done a collaboration that felt dark; I always felt that my brand had that edge of darkness to it, and I was waiting for the right opportunity to come along. When I heard ‘Fallout,’ it grabbed me straight away. The way I felt like I was meant to be in the rubble but could still be brought out, that’s the feeling it gave me.” He continued, “The way the song builds over time made me feel like there was nothing wrong with it at all. To me, it’s perfectly structured and gives me the emotions I love diving deeper into when writing songs.”

Last fall, Masked Wolf unveiled his debut 17-track mixtape Astronomical, highlighted by the Australian rapper’s RIAA Certified double-platinum smash “Astronaut In The Ocean” and standout track “Pandemonium.” “Astronaut In The Ocean” proved to be a phenomenon, hitting No. 1 in eight countries around the globe and amassing over one billion streams to date, not to mention becoming the eighth most-consumed song of 2021 and earning multiple nod’s on Variety‘s esteemed Hitmakers List. It spent 22 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 and climbed to the Top 10 at Top 40 Radio in the U.S. Meanwhile, the official music video has logged nearly 300 million views on YouTube alone.

Masked Wolf made his world television debut with an epic performance of “Astronaut In The Ocean” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon followed by his first, primetime television appearance of the song on The Voice and then on The Kelly Clarkson Show. He also delivered a stellar performance of “Pandemonium” on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and most recently on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.

About Masked Wolf

Transforming from a mild-mannered man by day into an unrestrained beast in the studio, Masked Wolf (aka, Harry Michael) has unassumingly established himself as a powerful, passionate and primal hip-hop force. After graduating from school, the Sydney, Australia native tirelessly worked in sales to fund recording. He even took out a loan to build a home studio as he cut hundreds of songs and logged thousands of hours in the lab. In 2018, he dropped his independent debut “Speed Racer.” It gathered millions of streams and turned heads across Australia. Following “Night Rider” and “Water Walkin,” he unveiled “Astronaut In The Ocean.” Awash in airy guitar, jagged 808s, neon keys, and deft wordplay, he submerged himself in honest lyricism, facing depression head-on. Re-released via Elektra Records in 2021, “Astronaut In The Ocean” has become a global phenomenon, amassing over one billion streams and hitting #1 in 8 countries around the world. 

About Bring Me The Horizon

BRIT and GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum-selling quintet Bring Me The Horizon is one of the most electrifying and successful rock bands to emerge from the UK. The group kicked off their post-human era in 2020 with the release of the first of four EPs aptly titled POST HUMAN: SURVIVAL HORROR. The critically acclaimed release debuted at Number 1 on the UK charts and was praised by NME for being “rooted in raw relevance for today and the cyber-punk energy of tomorrow.” In 2021, the band shared their hit single “DiE4u,” the most recent addition to the post-human collection. To support the release, the group embarked on a sold-out UK arena tour in September 2021 and are set to headline Reading & Leeds Festival in August 2022. Bring Me The Horizon has sold over 4 million albums globally to date, played sold-out shows in over 40 countries, including two sold-out nights at London’s O2 and one night at The Forum in Los Angeles, wowed a traditionally non-rock crowd at Glastonbury Festival in 2016 and 2018, and stole the show at high profile festivals across Europe all summer of 2019. They have now also amassed over 1 billion video views on YouTube. Bring Me The Horizon is made up of vocalist Oli Sykes, guitarist Lee Malia, bassist Matt Kean, drummer Mat Nicholls, and keyboardist Jordan Fish.

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Regard × Years & Years – Hallucination

Clocking over 5 million streams, Regard‘s latest single “HALLUCINATION” with pop royalty Years & Years is climbing the charts globally. The pair released the official music video for the track, honing in a dystopian era.  Watch the video HERE.

In a darkened room lit only by eccentric characters, a dance competition takes place, with evident inspiration coming from the likes of the 1969 Sydney Pollack film, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Squid Game, and Black Mirror. The music video showcases a cut-throat survival game, one with Regard as the puppet master and Years & Years striving to survive, plagued by intense competitiveness.  

Complete with contemporary choreography, extravagant fashion and costumes, and a tense storyline, the video is a perfect contradiction to the ‘80s inspired synth-pop dance record.

Speaking about the video, director Sophia Ray says: “The concept for the video was inspired by the 1969 Sydney Pollack film They Shoot Horses Don’t They, we wanted to take the themes from this cult classic and then give the video our own creative spin on them. Setting it in a contemporary, perplexing, dystopian space. The video places Olly Alexander, as an apprehensive contestant, at the center of a ‘Dance-to-the-Death’ endurance marathon, where he has to sweat, pant, dive, and dance his way to an exhausted victory (driven by Meshach Henry’s trailblazing choreography). Regard, all the while, being a mysteriously sinister driving force behind-the-scenes of this dark competition.” 

With nominations for a BRIT Award, American Music Award, and iHeart Radio Awards under his belt, the new single—and Regard‘s first release of 2022—is yet another example of the powerhouse producer’s versatility as he experiments with themes of 80s disco and synth-pop. The collaboration with Years & Years adds to his impressive record of collaborators including RAYE, Troye Sivan, Tate McRae, and more recently Kwabs on their single “Signals,” marking the singer’s first release since 2015.

About Regard

It was by accident that REGARD found his stage name. The word, “regardé,” came to the DJ during French class in high school. “To see” became the core behind Regard’s music. “When I perform,” he says, “I look at the people and how they feel the music.” For REGARD, his deep house mixes consist not only of sound, but also of sight. Performance is a reciprocal and intimate relationship between the DJ and the audience. Kosovan DJ and producer REGARD garnered global attention with his debut single “Ride It” which became an international hit, taking the internet and TikTok by storm and quickly followed it up with his second hit single and BRIT nominated “Secrets” featuring South London singer RAYE. He has gone on to achieve over 10X top 10 single chart placements globally. In the UK, “Ride It” has sold over 1 million records to date (2x Platinum), while “Secrets” was recently certified Platinum.

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Joy Crookes Announces US Tour

British singer/songwriter Joy Crookes announces her very first headlining United States tour with performances spanning coast to coast. The tour commences April 2 in Los Angeles at The Roxy, making stops in Boston, Philadelphia, New York and Washington, DC. Exclusive pre-sale for the show begins February 10 at 10 AM PST, with tickets becoming available on-sale February 11 at 10 AM PST.

Catch the full tour schedule below and visit www.joycrookes.com to snatch up your own tickets!

Crookes’ first headlining US tour comes following her newly issued debut album, Skin. The album itself released in October of 2021 gaining widespread attention, landing at #5 on the official UK album charts. Accredited as an executive on the album by the side of Blue Mary, Skin is an intimate and transforming piece of work imagined out of Crookes’ fresh, personal point of view.

Showcasing a variety of hits that Crookes created leading into her early twenties, the album covers themes including mental health, relationships and politics, all touched with her personal vibe. Skin has swiftly picked up critical honor from The New York Times, NPR, Vogue, ELLE and Harper’s Bazaar.

Stream Skin HERE.

Crookes recently shared the music video for her current single, ‘19th Floor,’ which comes from her album Skin. She speaks on the inspiration for the video, stating, “We wanted to create visuals that were reflective of the complexity and beauty of community, especially the immigrant community within London. The song is a recognition of all the obstacles immigrants have to overcome to build a life in somewhere like the UK, an acknowledgment of the journey that my Grandmother for example had to face to get to the 19th floor of a South London tower block and the heights that she has managed to reach.”

Watch the official video for ‘19th Floor’ HERE.

About Joy Crookes

South London singer/songwriter Joy Crookes has notarized herself in the music industry as a Brit nominated sensational artist. Fans take to her out-of-the-box point of storytelling showcased through her music. In each piece of her own work, she is able to articulate her own esteemed sense of creativity that she possesses at the mere age of 22. Accumulating a mass hundreds of millions of streams, she has named herself a staple in upcoming British music.

JOY CROOKES U.S TOUR DATES:

Apr 02 2022 – Los, Angeles, CA @ The Roxy

Apr 05 2022 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair

Apr 06 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry

Apr 07 2022 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre

Apr 08 2022 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage

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Drake – Certified Lover Boy

DRAKE RETURNS TO #1 AROUND THE GLOBE WITH HIS TENTH #1 ALBUM DEBUT

CERTIFIED LOVER BOY ACHIEVES TOP CONSUMPTION & OVERALL STREAMING DEBUT OF 2021 WITH OVER 1 BILLION STREAMS IN ITS FIRST WEEK

CAPTURES #1 ON BILLBOARD 200 CHART, #1 ON TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUMS CHART, AND #1 ON TOP RAP ALBUMS CHART IN U.S.

DRAKE BECOMES FIRST ARTIST TO DEBUT WITH TOP 5 SONGS ON BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART

SETS ANOTHER RECORD WITH MOST FIRST-WEEK ENTRIES ON THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 CHART AS “WAY 2 SEXY” FEATURING FUTURE & YOUNG THUG DEBUTS AT #1 WITH 9 ADDITIONAL SONGS DEBUTING SIMULTANEOUSLY IN THE TOP 10

Drake has notched his tenth #1 album and the biggest album debut in over a year with the release of Certified Lover Boy (OVO/Republic). The album has amassed an astounding 1 billion-plus streams within its first week with global consumption approaching 1 million units.

What’s more, it has bowed at #1 across multiple charts including #1 on the Billboard 200 Chart, #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, and #1 on the Top Rap Albums Chart, with the #1 Consumption and Overall Streaming Debut for 2021.  Certified Lover Boy has smashed the record for most first-week entries on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Way 2 Sexy” featuring Future and Young Thug debuting at #1 and an unprecedented total of 9 simultaneous entries within the Top 10.  This marks the first time in history that an artist has ever debuted with the Top 5 songs on the Billboard Hot 100.  It is also the first time an artist has ever debuted with 9 songs in the Top 10 and one of the rare and special occasions when an artist captures #1 on both the Billboard 200 Chart and Billboard Hot 100.

Drake has also set a “new record on Apple Music with the biggest album debut ever on the platform, surpassing his own record from 2018 when Scorpion opened with 170 million streams.  He became the service’s “most-streamed artist in a day for 2021.  Certified Lover Boy continues to break records on Apple Music, with three songs from the project “beating the record for most-streamed songs in 24 hours. “Girls Want Girls (feat. Lil Baby),” “Champagne Poetry,” and “Fair Trade” (featuring Travis Scott) are the three biggest song debuts ever on Apple Music, surpassing Drake’s “Nonstop” from his 2018 album Scorpion. On Spotify, Drake topped his own all-time record for single-day streams with Scorpion notching 132 million single-day streams with this release.

Other #1 debuts include the UK, Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, The Netherlands, and more. It emerges as his fourth #1 in the UK.

Toronto’s Drake remains one of the best-selling artists of all time and the most influential of his generation. The RIAA has recognized him as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States. Among dozens of honors, he has garnered four GRAMMY® Awards, six American Music Awards, a record 27 Billboard Music Awards, two BRIT Awards, and three Juno Awards. He has broken and achieved numerous records that are most likely to never be surpassed, including “the most Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, “the most charted songs of any artist ever on the Hot 100” with 29, “the most simultaneously charted Hot 100 songs in a single week” with 27, “the most continuous time on the Hot 100” with 431 weeks, and “the most Hot 100 debuts in a week” with 22. He released his sixth full-length albums, Certified Lover Boy, in 2021.

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AITCH — “LEARNING CURVE”

Manchester’s finest Aitch returns with his scorching new single “Learning Curve”—out now via Capitol Records / 10K Projects. Listen HERE and watch the video HERE.

Straight out of Manchester, in just two years 21-year-old Aitch has ascended from scion of underground UK hip hop to chart-dominating, platinum-selling, BRIT Award-nominated household name as the pioneering sound of New Manchester. Aitch has collaborated with Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Stefflon Don, AJ Tracey and Headie One and accrued over 1 billion global streams and over 5 million worldwide record sales. This young superstar matches an infectious no-fucks-given attitude with crafty lyrics and rhythmic prowess.

Over a killer beat produced by frequent collaborator WhyJay, “Learning Curve” sees Aitch capture the mood of a generation desperate to make up for the lost summer of 2020. The video, shot by KC Locke, capitalizes on Aitch’s intuitive comic chops as he shifts multiple guises from “Harrison” the wedding guest to “Big Shell” the driver to streetwear shepherd.

Aitch stands at the vanguard of a new wave of talent and “Learning Curve” marks the start of a meteoric year for the young artist.

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Camelphat – “Hypercolour”

CAMELPHAT UNVEIL THEIR HIGHLY ANTICIPATED NEW SINGLE “HYPERCOLOUR” FEATURING FOALS FRONTMAN YANNIS PHILIPPAKIS

Grammy nominated and triple Platinum selling producers CamelPhat have unveiled their eagerly anticipated new single “Hypercolour featuring Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis. Listen HERE.

The track is a master-crafted display of CamelPhat’s signature hypnotic sound topped with Yannis’ melancholic vocals. “Hypercolour” sees two musical powerhouses of the British music scene come together to create what is set to be one of 2020’s biggest crossover hits. 

Never afraid to push the envelope, CamelPhat’s collaboration with Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis has been eagerly anticipated by fans. Needing little introduction, from playing chaotic house parties in their home city of Oxford to becoming major festival headliners across Europe, Foals’ trajectory has been remarkable.

They’ve earned critical acclaim winning Best Band at the BRIT Awards last year as well as NME and Q Award wins. Not stopping there, the band have also been nominated for an Ivor Novello and have been nominated three times for a Mercury Prize earning fan devotion with anthems such as “My Number.”

Liverpool duo CamelPhat (Dave Whelan and Mike Di Scala) have firmly established themselves as one of the most in-demand dance acts around. Making their mark with their 2017 Grammy nominated hit “Cola” the duo have continued to release huge hits such as “Breathe”, “Panic Room” with Au/Ra, “Rabbit Hole” and “Be Someone” alongside Jake Bugg. The pair have been hailed as the “hottest dance acts in the world” and have consistently been supported by industry heavyweights including Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Danny Howard, and Pete Tong.

The pair are also firm favorites on the festival circuit playing some of the world’s biggest events such as Glastonbury, Coachella, Reading & Leeds, Creamfields, Warehouse Project, and Parklife. This summer the pair were confirmed to headline their own residency every Wednesday at Ushuaia, Ibiza and are set to announce a huge UK headline tour in the coming weeks

CamelPhat and Yannis Philippakis’ hypnotic new single “Hypercolour” is out everywhere now.

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Celeste New Track

Ascendant soul singer and BBC Sound of 2020 winner Celeste releases her sweeping, optimistic new single “I Can See The Change,” today via Interscope Records. Produced by FINNEAS, “I Can See The Change” is a song about finding hope in the wake of adversity and realising that a brighter future lies ahead.

Speaking about the story behind the new single, Celeste explains, “It was a strange time for me as externally lots of exciting things were happening in my life, but internally I was feeling flat. I felt disconnected from myself and the world around me, so I knew something needed to change… It’s difficult for me to fully articulate, but when I started writing the song I pictured a blurry, unidentified image far off in the distance that I knew I had to move closer to in order to understand what it was and perhaps what it meant, but also realizing that the journey wasn’t going to be easy. Ultimately the song is about hope and change but knowing that to obtain this requires effort,patience and conviction.”

Celeste and FINNEAS met at the Brit Awards and ultimately stayed in touch. They decided to collaborate on the new song, finishing it during lockdown. “I saw Celeste perform at the Brits back in February and was blown away,” he reveals. “She commanded the stage in a way that was simultaneously intimate and massive, and I immediately went home and downloaded her entire catalog. When I was approached about producing ‘I Can See The Change,’ I was thrilled. I have been lucky to produce songs for a few artists who I think will never go out or style and Celeste is certainly on that list.”

Celeste has kept herself busy throughout the UK lockdown with stripped-back and socially distanced performances for the likes of COLORS, the World Health Organisation’s Global Citizen sessions (hand-picked by Chris Martin), The Graham Norton Show and BBC Children

In Need’s Big Night In, for which she performed a poignant cover of the late Bill Withers’ “Lean On Me” live from her living room. In these strange times with live shows cancelled and artists having to adapt to the new normal, Celeste has come into her own – that singular voice shining through.

Jonas Blue Video for “Wild”

JONAS BLUE EMBRACES LATIN SPIRIT IN VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “WILD”

FEATURING CHELCEE GRIMES, TINI, AND JAY CORTEZ

“Wild” Taken From Jonas Blue’s Debut Album, Blue, Out Now On Astralwerks

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Following the recent release of his video for “Desperate” featuring Nina Nesbitt, unstoppable hit-maker Jonas Blue has now unveiled the sun-soaked video for the release of his fresh anthem ”Wild.”

Taken from his debut album Blue, the melodic hit was directed by creative mastermind Daniel Carberry and sees Jonas embrace Latin American culture alongside Puerto Rican rapper Jhay Cortez, (best known for his J.Balvin collaboration “Estan Pa Mi”), Argentine actress and singer TINI, and UK songwriter Chelcee Grimes (responsible for several huge hits from the likes of Dua Lipa, Kylie Minogue and Olly Murs). “Wild” sees all four artists unite during the video amid a vibrant flurry of bold colors on a warm afternoon in the peak of summer.

Enjoying another truly stellar year in 2018, Jonas Blue launched his own record label Blue Future, releasing a flurry of huge hits from his debut album Blue, including Liam Payne and Lennon Stella collaboration “Polaroid.” With Jonas also racking up the sound of the summer on Jack & Jack collaboration “Rise” the anthem – which has amassed almost 1 billion global streams – has also been nominated for Best Video at the 2019 BRIT Awards.

Amassing 5 BRIT nominations in his career so far, Jonas has also accrued over 6 billion streams worldwide and 35 million single sales. Cementing his reputation as a true worldwide superstar, the latin-inspired video for Jonas Blue’s latest single, “Wild” is out now!

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