Welcome to the Praxis Online Shop!

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Praxis is a record label dedicated to experimental hardcore, electronic weirdness, breakcore and noise since 1992 

 

We are also producing datacide - the magazine for noise and politics since 1997, first from London, now from Berlin

This is our shop. It's the direct source for our productions both for mail order and distribution, as well as offering a comprehensive selection of breakcore, speedcore and many other types of experimental electronic music. 

We also offer a high quality selection of drum'n'bass, dubstep, hardcore, acid and hardtek.

Over the last months and years we considerably extended the book store within our shop, with many new titles in English and German, as well as second hand books mainly in German.

Since the beginning of 2016 we now also sell coffee which is 100% fair trade, actively supporting radical production cooperatives in Chiapas (Mexico), Honduras and Costa Rica.


Visit our Store in Berlin!

Praxis Records & Books

Lenbachstr. 9

10245 Berlin

Opening Times Tuesday-Saturday 15-19h

Phone +49 (0)30 2977 2260

Easy to get to - right by Ostkreuz Station

important notice: we have to close our physical store at the end of September 2018. the mailorder will remain unaffected by this (except for some possible delays due to moving the stocks) and we are continuing without any major interruption!

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NEW: 

Bourbonese Qualk: Autonomia (Praxis 5)

- the classic techno album by Bourbonese Qualk, originally released on CD in 1993, is out for the first time on double vinyl!

- the latest edition of datacide - number seventeen - is shipping now

Click on images to get to the product page to order your copy:


 

These are our most recent productions:

Blog:

Real life store in Berlin closing and moving

Praxis and Yaya23 are forced to close our shop after nearly 6 and 15 (!) years respectively. The juggernaut of gentrification is pummeling the last remaining autonomous holdouts in Berlin-Friedrichshain‘s Ostkreuz area.

Rising rents and new commercial and residential developments have already caused major shifts in the local population.
In our case these changes affect and severely curtail the possibilities of operating the paradoxical project that our shop is. Over the years we‘ve strived to create a meeting point and outlet for different types of experimental electronic and dance music, subversive ideas, networks, and self-published cultural creations.

Of course both projects will continue and with them the numerous connected projects like record labels, print creations, event organisation and sound system.

While we are now looking for new headquarters, we are still open at Lenbachstraße 9 until the end of September. The last event in our Countdown to Gentrification series is taking place September 29, 2018, from 7-10pm. 

On the line-up: Base Force One, Cri, La Peste, Lynx, Psychic Defence, Zombieflesheater.

 

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2017! - Shop Newsletter March

2017!

25 years ago this autumn/winter the first two 12"s on Praxis appeared: The Scaremonger EP (written by Christoph Fringeli) and Bourbonese Qualk's 'Kneejerk Reaction EP'. This was the beginning of an exciting journey through the countercultures associated with electronic dance music and raves as well as various aspects of experimental noise. Always trying to develop the sounds further, the label never stood still and never tried to cash in on current trends. This has been artistically rewarding, but also financially difficult, particularly in the last decade or so. 

Times have radically changed. In the early 90s it was possible to come out of nowhere as a 'Noface' and sell more or less the same amount of copies of a 12" as more well known acts. What counted was the suitability of the music for the mix, not the the name or career status. This enabled even quite radical outfits to thrive at the fringes of a wider movement. It also enabled a number of radical and experimental labels to somehow survive. In the early 2000s a shift occured, and a frightening number of labels and artists have been forced out of business or, frustrated by the lack of support, simply gave up.

We're still here.  There are manifold activities: A record label, a shop, events, a magazine - even expanding into book publishing: From the outside it may look like a successful operation. But we have no corporate or institutional funding, nor do we have any other kind of rich backer. This means that, in a capitalist world, the projects have to somehow finance themselves or each other. This has always been very difficult. In the past there were some moments and periods where, for example, the label was able to pay for the printing costs of the magazine, or when fundraising parties actually raised funds. But in recent years the situation has gotten tighter, the overall economic situation is rather precarious, and progress is slow.

We have many plans. There are a number of planned record releases on Praxis, starting with Bourbonese Qualk's Autonomia album, followed by the third volume of the Anonymous Series, a 12" rerelease of bothMaschinenbau 7"s (Eurostar and Total Destruction) by Nomex and Scud, a posthumous album by Nomex, new material by Prole Sector and Psychic Defence and lots more. On the printing front we're increasing the frequency of Datacide to twice yearly and we're preparing several book projects. We urgently need funds to realise these and other projects in the forseeable future!

Please support our activities by ordering from this store, by subscribing to datacide, by attending our events, by visiting our shop in Berlin! Thank you.


Praxis Records & Books, Lenbachstrasse 9, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain, near Ostkreuz.

email: info@praxis-records.net / phone: +49 (0)30 2977 2260 / Tue-Sat 3-7pm


 

 

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Praxis Shop Newsletter End of 2016

2016 hasn't been the best year, so much most people we know agree... 

This is true politically and there will be the appropriate analysis in the upcoming issue of datacide (early 2017). But it is also true for the development of the Praxis label and shop. Not because things have gotten worse, but because they haven't gotten better. We were hoping to be able increase the number of new releases. We have a good ten concrete vinyl projects with sensational material - both old and new - but alas the funds that are necessary to realise these are lacking. So the process is slow: In 2016 we released one co-production with Low Res Records from Detroit, Adjust: Titan Remixes (LOW027), and one Praxis record proper, "Skin Craft" - RIND/NOL by Alex Buess and Daniel Buess (Praxis 55). The vinyl (re-)release of Praxis 5, the album Autonomia by Bourbonese Qualk - originally released on CD-only in 1993 - made it to the test pressing stage, but the actual release had to be moved to the new year. In the area of print productions a new issue of Datacide (15) and a new Almanac for Noise & Politics (2016)came out. The next issues of both periodicals as well as several book projects are in the works... 

A more detailed assessment of the year will be posted on our website in the next days.

In the meantime we solved a number of issues to do with the ordering process and postage calculation in our online shop:

Prices, Shipping and VAT - Lower Prices!!!

Some major changes/improvements to the way shipping and VAT is calculated in the Praxis online store.

  • VAT is now charged at the German rate of 7% (books) or 19% (records etc.) for customers inside the EU and is INCLUDED in the prices. Overall prices have NOT gone up for this reason and will in the future only be slightly and partially affected by the new situation.

  • This means that customers from outside the EU now have ex-VAT prices, which means all records just got 19% CHEAPER, all books 7%!

  • NEW BOOKS are now postage free within Germany!

  • The postage for combined orders of postage free items (e.g. issues of datacide) with regular items are now accurately calculated.

And while we're at it:

Support Datacide magazine with a subscription – only 12 euro for 3 issues including shipping to anywhere in the world. Only till 31-12-2016 (EUR 15 after)! - Check the banner towards the end of this newsletter.

And remember if you buy from this store you directly support the release of new exciting records and print productions. There's a lot we would like to realise in the next year - In this sense:

See you in 2017!

 

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