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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A tribute to two of greatest living legends........

Last week, two people passed away in respect & honour. One is the James Dean of the Dance music scene, and the other is a poet who's also a fellow blogger & a true nationalist.

Barry Connell is one of the newest faces to watch in dance music in 2008. Considered to be "The James Dean of the electronic music scene", he is the new major force for the UK's house and hard dance scene. 2 weeks ago he and Judge Jules played live at Glasgow, and is considered to be one of the best raves in the UK for 2008. You can listen to it here.

Connell was a resident at Goodgreef from 2005 and looked to be set for a great year with various bookings around the world.

Our thoughts are with his fiancé Amanda and let's hope he'll continue rave on right now in heaven.

There is a facebook group in his memory which can be found at - http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=12004262699 and a guestbook on his website http://www.barryconnell.com/ that you can leave messages of condolence.

Another fellow tribute is to the late poet & fellow Rustam A. Sani. Rustam, who's an intellectual, a scholar and also one of the greatest poets besides A.Samad Said and Usman Awang, sadly passed away last week.

Described as one of Malaysia's leading intellectuals, he has served on Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Malaya and the Institute of Strategic and International Studies.

In the late 1980s, he was awarded the prestigious Hadiah Sastera Negara (National Literary Award).

Blogger Anil Netto, in his tribute, noted that Rustam had just completed two books - Failed Nation: Concerns of a Malaysian Nationalist and Social Roots of the Malay Left.

His blogs are Vox Populi and Suara Ku. May Allah rest him and DJ Barry in peace.

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