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THE GUESTLIST NETWORK | OCTOBER 2009
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Deadmau5
‘SIN’ MAKES
STUDENT LIFE
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A WEST Midlands businessman “It seems few people are willing
up images of a lifeless
has drawn inspiration from his to help students as consumers.
rodent, but this Canadian
cash-strapped student days to That’s why I launched Studen-
born self confessed techno launch www.StudentsInNeed. tsInNeed as a new and inde-
geek punches like a Heavy-
com as a new choice and way of pendent choice for students
weight. Having had a mete-
helping the UK’s six million stu- across the UK aimed at making
oric rise he has gone from
dents to save money and find their lives easier,” explains An-
near obscurity to becoming
jobs. drew. “This is something I am
passionate about – and SIN is
one of the most in demand
StudentsInNeed offers exclusive particularly relevant now with
producers on the face of
online discounts of up to 20% recent surveys suggesting that
the planet and an innovative
on top brands popular with stu- new students starting university
electronic live performer. dents and comes at a time when this autumn can expect to gradu-
He has racked up more
they are facing mounting debts ate owing £23,000.
than 5,000,000 hits on
and struggling to find part-time
MySpace, had a UK hit sin-
jobs to make ends meet. “Every week, we partner with
gle ('I Remember') which
more of the UK’s most forward-
According to SIN MD Andrew thinking brands to negotiate the
has sold over 120,000 cop-
Billingham, from Sutton Cold- discounts that young people
ies and spent 10 weeks in
field, students can save up to and undergraduates want,”
the top 40 earlier this year.
£700 per year on major retail, continues Andrew, a Brunel
leisure and entertainment University graduate. “With part-
Deadmau5 has a new com-
brands, based on a typical av- time and seasonal work harder
pilation album, 'For Lack
erage annual student spend of to find and living costs rising,
Of A Better Name', out
£3,500. SIN membership is many students are understand-
in October. Now lets get
open to youngsters at school, ably worried about what lies
college or university and mature ahead. That’s where SIN comes
one thing clear, this isn't
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students or graduates are also in, offering genuine discounts on
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need and what they like.”
a collection of random works that he's
spectacular audio visual assault in-
Users can access some dis-
produced individually. A few have been
volved an oversized mouse mask...this
counts for free with a ‘Freemium’ The SIN website also has a
out previously, but there are some new
was Sonar at it's expectation shattering
membership via the website, or jobs section, putting students
week. Obviously, as our mem- they need it most,” adds An-
surprises in there as well. The tracks
pay an annual £4.95 member- in touch with part-time jobs to
best - The Observer), and Glastonbury
bership grows, the better deals drew, who worked in the retail
will be segued together, so in a way
ship fee for the full ‘Premium’ help them earn while they learn,
(Laptop played by giant nightmare cy-
we can negotiate and we’re ask- sector for over 15 years before
SIN discount card. They then as well as finding permanent
reflect his current live show.
ber rodent whose black eyes look as if
ing SIN members to spread the putting his long-held business
qualify for discounts on items graduate positions throughout
2009 will see Deadmau5 continuing to
word. dream into commercial action.
they're staring into the depths of your such as books, CDs, DVDs, the UK.
break boundaries in the music world.
soul and are not impressed by what
clothing and travel purchased
“As they will be the working tax- For more information, check out
The concept of his live show reflects
they see - that's thrills. NME). This au-
either online, or using a SIN Andrew adds: “StudentsInNeed
payers of the future, I think that www.studentsinneed.com
the changing face of dance music. He
tumn he'll launch his mammoth world-
‘partners’ voucher book contain- is the fastest growing Student
students deserve the greatest
performs using Ableton (music produc-
wide ‘For Lack Of A Better Name’ tour.
ing up to £200 worth of brand in the UK with hundreds
help with their budgets when
tion software), and controls this with
savings. of new members joining every
The tour is bigger and brighter with
a Lemur. No, not the furry mammal
new visuals and a mind blowing innova-
but a futuristic music controller which
tion, which we can’t reveal just yet, but
wouldn't look out of place on Star Trek.
will lift the show to new heights. More
So not your typical banging on the
details soon.
synths. And of course, let us not forget
To the Chinese it may be the year of the Life
the giant tailor made giant Mau5head.
Ox, but 2009 will be the year of the
This summer he's performed some
Mau5. Tips
10 Best Things To
Get Rid Of
1 Emotional Baggage
2 Fake Friends
3 Wack Vibes
4 Fat Chicks Wearing
Skinny Jeans
5 Bad Memories
6 Bad Reputation
7 Unhealthy Habits
8 Failing Relationships
9 Selfish Behaviors
10 Overinflated Ego
10 Best Things to
Hold On To
1 Friends
2 Positive Vibes
3 Sanity
4 Youthful Outlook on
Life
5 Childhood
6 Music
7 Photos
8 Enthusiasm for Life
9 Curiosity
10 Good Morals
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