Welcome to the Praxis Online Shop!

Praxis is a label dedicated to experimental hardcore, electronic weirdness and "breakcore" since 1992.

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

Easy to get to - right by Ostkreuz Station

NEW NEW NEW - IN STOCK NOW! - Click on images to get to the product page:

Praxis 55 “SKIN CRAFT” - RIND & NOL

Works by Alex Buess & Daniel Buess

rearranged by CORTEX

Two powerful compositions on vinyl LP with cover art by Darkam and layout by Lynx. RIND is a work using three large self-built cow skin frame drums, 1 horse skin container drum, metal plates and electronics composed and played live at Gare du Nord, Basel  on 4-3-2010 by Daniel Buess, Daniel Stalder, Peter Conradin Zumthor, rearranged by Cortex (Alex and Daniel Buess). NOL is a composition by Alex Buess for a percussion trio from 1995 played by Daniel Buess, Daniel Stalder, Matthias Würsch live in May 2003. This release continues the collaboration with Alex Buess that goes back to the pre-Praxis days of the Vision label since 1987 and includes Praxis 31 by 16-17 and Praxis 48 by Cortex, both of which also included Daniel Buess.

Almanac for Noise & Politics 2016

OUT NOW

Hot off the press: Datacide Fifteen!

 

PLEASE NOTE:

praxis has a new web address:

http://praxis-records.net

and this shop as well:

http://praxis-records.net/shop

please update your bookmarks and links, the old address will soon be obsolete!

 

These are our most recent productions:

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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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OVER 7,500 TITLES IN OUR ONLINE SHOP!

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE ‘PROPER’ PRAXIS ONLINE SHOP IN 2005, OVER 7,500 TITLES HAVE BEEN LISTED. OF COURSE NOT ALL OF THESE ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE, BUT A SURPRISINGLY LARGE NUMBER ARE. THIS IS BECAUSE WE HAVE ALWAYS GONE TO LENGTHS TO RE-STOCK TITLES WE ONCE DECIDED WERE WORTH LISTING IN OUR STORE. OFTEN THIS IS NOT SO EASY, AS A LOT OF RELEASES IN THE FIELDS OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC WE COVER ARE EXTREMELY LIMITED.

This is even more the case now than a few years ago – many labels have started to only press extremely limited runs of records, many of which will undoubtedly become sought-after rarities in years to come.

Nevertheless, there is a common perception that most of these records will be easily obtainable for extended periods to come. This impression is aided by the fact that they are listed on different platforms, generating the illusion of an ubiquitous availability when the actual number of copies certain suppliers have in stock is low or even zero. Still, there has been a migration of customers away from the solid smaller stores (who actually support the labels and artists) and towards the big platforms and large stores. Not only that, in general the sales of left-field, unusual and radical electronic dance and experimental music have dwindled over the last decade, especially in the context we are active in.

The international network that allowed small labels’ releases to circulate relatively independently from media hypes and corporate control was cruelly decimated over the last decade, perhaps paradoxically also due to its relative professionalisation around the mid-2000s. switchrec (Peace Off), dswat (Death$ucker), digitalworldnet (Koolpop), Smash Berlin (Sprengstoff), Phuturerave, Possible Music, Subvert, Mad Dog and others, most recently Sound Base Music and Ad Noiseam either ceased operations completely or scaled them down massively, as did a number of record labels. Many ‘real’ record shops closed, many artists ‘retired’. This was only partially offset by the appearance of new labels and distros.

In the last few years there has been, at least statistically speaking, a stunning resurgence of vinyl production and sales. This is primarily true for the corporate market and can be exemplified with the reappearance of vinyl sections in major electronics markets in shopping malls. Even in the context of smaller labels, this trend seems to concern the releases of better known acts or classic re-releases. There may be a silver lining with more experimental techno releases, a resurgence of networks in the hardtek/tribe areas, a burgeoning cassette scene, and a realignment of marginalised countercultural currents.

The role our shop can play in this context is both to provide curated content and to serve as a node in a creative network, a connector and amplifier of exciting radical music, culture and critique. To serve these functions it needs your support!

 

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Free records if you order for more than EUR 20

We just more than doubled the number of 'Premium Items' - meaning records (and some CDs as well as one book) you can get for free if you shop for 20 euro or more from the Praxis online shop. You can choose your item at Checkout. One item per order, but if you order for more than 60 euro, we gladly throw in another one - just email us the title or catalogue number. Subject to availability.

Acid Samovar ACSA011 - V/A: Chaos Tea - 2x12"

Ad Noiseam ADN98 - Math Head: Stab City - 12"

DATACIDE Almanac for Noise & Politics 2015 - Book

Cockrockdisco Vrock 010 - DJ Donna Summer: Panther Tracks Vol.1 - 12"

Coven H 7 - H: The Sonic Brothers of Absolution - 2x12"

Czar004 - Treachery - CD

Darkmatter DM12003 - Poxxe - 12"

DHRCD12 - Atari Teenage Riot: Sick to Death - CD

ET80 - Explore Toi 80 - Firikome Team - 12"

ET81 - Explore Toi 81 - Base Mobile, Barouf - 12"

Girlcum 001 - Fanny: The Great American Fear Meter - 12"

HWF4 - The Thunderinas …in Blower! - 12"

HWF4CD - The Thunderinas - CD

Killbot 006 - Oxygenfad - 12"

Low Res 023 - Adjust: Release the Sharks - 12"

Noizetek 008 - Davros/Unibomber - 2x12"

Old Rope ROPEGC01 - Geoff da Chef - 12"

PFFSV06 - V/S: Drop Name Records Vol.2 - 2x12"

Praxis 26CD - Pure - 2xCD

Praxis 40CD - Hecate - CD

Rednex 002 - V/A: For Whom the Balls Toll - 12"

RXSTNZ 02 - Mutant Dancefloor EP - picture 12"

Seven Samurai 01 - Fobia - 12"

Seven Samurai 02 - V/A: Amalgam - 12"

Still Raven 003 - Base Force One: Expenditure of Excess Energy - 12"

Sub/Version 006 - Kovert: Jaffna - 12"

Sub/Version 014 - Amboss: Kompressorwahn - 12"

Unearthly 006 - DJ Controlled Weirdness: South London Bass - 12"

Widerstand 15 - Fanny - 2x12"

Zhark 7002 - Raquel de Grimstone: Depths of the Nile/Shapeshifters - 7"

Zhark 12013-7003 - Hecate: The Seven Veils of Silence - 12"+7"

Zhark 12018 - Bong-Ra: Vitus Blister - 12"

Zhark CD0005 - Richard for Cerebellum - CD

 

 

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