UK garage DJ/producer, Zed Bias AKA Maddslinky had his USB stolen by a booze-fueled party goer at South nightclub, Manchester.
To a normal man, a USB is just a USB, but for a DJ, a USB is everything precious in his life.
A DJ’s USB contains all of his/her released or unreleased musical arsenal which is carefully tailored into several folders of different genres, tempos, keys, etc. along with analyzed data which contains its waveform information, cue points, tags, etc.
Stealing a USB from a DJ would not only interrupt the gig but also nullifies all the hard work he/she put into collecting organizing and analyzing those tracks.
In a strange incident, a drunk partygoer, not only attempted to steal the DJ’s USB but was successful in running away and posting a story about it in the good old’ gram.
DJ Zed bias aka Maddslinky expressed his anger on Facebook saying “I want this girl banned from every single club event in the UK and prosecuted”. The post also mentioned her real name.
However, the DJ’s justified anger did not last long as the “boozed up” party goer returned the USB with a heartfelt apology.
However, this is not the first time something like this has happened. Here is one incident where DJ/producer Justin martin’s USB was stolen by someone whilst he was performing.
Amidst all these incidents, it is fitting for us to remember the good old saying, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but it’s never a good idea to steal a DJ’s USB”.
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Hi I’m the girl who took the USB. Just wanna clear a few things up. I did not take the usb during his set. He put the usb in front of me (there were only 5 other people in the club at the time) and I took it and joked about taking it – to which everyone behind the decks laughed, making me think it was a dud. I took it and forgot about it. Then in the morning realised it had music on so contacted Zed to return it and apologise. He refused my apology and sent abuse to me. So then I organised to return the usb to the club manager as Zed was so childish. I did not send him a heartfelt apology as I don’t believe he deserved it after posting my identity online (a really dangerous thing to do if I had been mentally vulnerable, I’m just glad it happened to me not someone else). Cheers
If you’re joking about taking something, you don’t hold onto it to the point of forgetting.
Also, the 5 people in the club means what, exactly, to you taking the USB? If there were more people, you wouldn’t have?! That doesn’t look good on your behalf.
You aren’t a victim, you committed a crime and if charges had been pressed, I’m sure a lot more than just your identity would’ve been brought to light. Pathetic that you’d even try to use “mental vulnerability” as a deflection.