Hekate Soundsystem presents: Ferrous Boombox at ADM Noord Amsterdam 14/15 June 2024

Hekate Sound System present

FERROUS BOOMBOX

A two day event at the legendary ADM social centre in Amsterdam, featuring experimental bass music and industrial cabaret.

Friday June 14, 9pm-4am

  • Skaface
  • Enreset
  • HipSick
  • Vera Spektor
  • Brace Brace
  • Aural Floss
  • Incirrata
  • Cybele
  • N-rgle les Trolls

Saturday June 15, 9pm-4am

  • Broken Doll
  • The Reverend
  • R.S.S.
  • Luke Hekate
  • Stefan ZMK Breakcore/IDM set
  • Xanopticon
  • Yann Hekate

10 Euro entry, with a cut price available for ppl coming both days and a donation option available for ppl who can’t afford the full price. Everyone welcome apart from racists, homophobes and politicians.

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Time Destroys Everything – Amsterdam 08-06-2024

08.06.2024, NoAlign Presents Time Destroys Everything At OT301, Amsterdam, NL

Doors will open at OT301 on Saturday June 8 at 19.00, and the talk will start shortly after, so make sure to be there on time if you want to catch it.

Talk Overview:
Christoph Fringeli is a writer, musician and publisher living and working in Berlin. He runs Praxis Records since 1992 and is the editor of Datacide – Magazine for Noise & Politics since 1997.
In his talk he will present and critically investigate the concept of counterculture from its origins in the 1960s via its mutations with Punk in the 70s and how it entered a new phase in the 90s with the explosion of sound system culture, free festivals and self-managed distribution networks of electronic music, as well as the intersections of this musical underground with radical emancipatory politics.
He will also look at reactionary attempts to co-opt countercultural strategies and topics by the far right as well as recuperation by the capitalist mainstream.
The crucial question is: How relevant are the concepts of challenging the cultural, political, economic and social status quo devised by the radicals of the past in the digital age?
Today we have whole new arsenals of communication and agitation or experimentation. We have to apply these to complement the media experience we have accumulated in the last century, in line with the gains we have made in terms of knowledge about revolutionary history.
Christoph’s talk will be followed by discussion and will be illustrated by selected visual material.



Lineup:

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The Wirebug: Factory Food Remixed

The title track of The Wirebug’s 2019 album Factory Food (Praxis 57) is getting the remix treatment by [M], Killabomb, Kovert, Psychic Defence and an extended mix by Dan Hekate, aka The Wirebug himself.

A truly international line-up with artists from Brazil, Kenya, the UK, US and Germany is adding new dimensions to The Wirebug’s own take on industrial beats and noise.

Cover art by Luke Hekate.

Released on June 1, 2024 via the Praxis Bandcamp!

Artist links:

Other players:

Factory Food Remixed on YouTube via Noise & Politics
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Praxis Vinyl Fundraiser 2024 – UPDATE!

Praxis Vinyl Fundraiser 2024 Update May 2024

In February we started a Gofundme campaign to raise money for pressing a number of Praxis records which had piled up over the preceding months and years and couldn’t be realised due to lack of funds.

We’ve been running this under the title “Should the next Praxis Releases be on Vinyl?”

In my text about the fundraiser I hoped to hint at the fact that without some sort of cash injection we’re simply not able to release any vinyl at this point in time. Squeezed between rising prices and lower sales, the question was not meant to be taken completely literally, but whether you would support us in the pursuit of realising (some of these) projects.

I also suggested to vote for which record(s) you would like to see on vinyl.

Every €10 donation would count as one vote.

Seven records are/were up for vote, one of which is (projected to be) a triple 12” with a printed sleeve. Ironically the triple album (featuring unreleased material by various Praxis artists originally recorded between 1993 and the early 2000s) is the one that has received the most votes.

This is the current vote tally:

1. Praxis 15 – 3×12” compilation

2. Praxis 60 – Nomex: Paroxism EP

3. Praxis 46 – Anonymous Series Vol.3

4. Praxis 62 – Nihil Fist 7”

5. Praxis 57X – The Wirebug: Factory Food Remixes

What’s next?

This puts us into a dilemma, because the overall amount we manged to raise so far is not enough to start production of a triple album.

But since the influx of donations has at least temporarily died down, we decided on the following course of action:

– in order to get things moving on the vinyl front, we’ll start the process with the number 2 in our charts, the posthumous Nomex album. We can now guarantee that this release is doable. We still need to raise more funds to be able to pay for the whole manufacturing, so we’ll start a pre-sale for it right now: You can now pre-order HERE

– In May and June we’ll give the Gofundme fundraiser another push. We’re still dedicated to get the first 4 records on the list out on vinyl, besides the Nomex this will be the Praxis 15, 46 and the Nihil Fist record. The strategy will again be that as soon as enough funds come together to be able to reasonably guarantee the actual release, we can start a presale.

– As the remaining Praxis 57X, 61 and Sub/Version 015 are way behind in the tally, we’ll first move on the Wirebug Remixes to come out as a digital release.

Praxis 57X – Factory Food Remixed – to be released via bandcamp June 1, 2024

So I’m happy to say The Wirebug ‘Factory Food Remixed’ with interpretations by [MONRHEA], Killabomb, Kovert, Psychic Defence and an extended mix by The Wirebug himself will come out digitally via our Bandcamp as well as streaming services on June 1st.

I’m a bit sad it won’t be on vinyl, but we’ll see how things go!

Praxis 61 – fully produced and in theory ready for release – may not come out due to other circumstances. Sub/Version 015 finally – planned as a release to wrapping up/updating/possibly ending the Sub/Version project – is/was still in the early stages and may be shelved or else released digitally as well in the future.

Conclusion:

So the good news is: there is movement! There will be at least one record!

Please consider helping us speed up the process, either by

– contributing to the Gofundme campaign. I know it may be much to ask for, because you don’t exactly receive anything in return – at least not immediately. All you get is that the label exists and continues to put out great music… and any amount helps us get the ball rolling again!

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– pre-order the Nomex record and/or watch out for other releases reach the preorder stage! Like this you help us secure the second part of the pre-financing of the manufacturing costs.

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CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE PRAXIS 60 – NOMEX – PRESALE

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– consider taking out a Super-Subscription. This is the most value-for-money option where you pay €100 for 120 euros worth of records, magazines, books, downloads, shirts etc from Praxis, Datacide, Sub/Version, Molehill and more. This subscription is highly customisable (you only want music-related products and only the shirts you really like – no problem! You only want printed material and music downloads – no problem! Etc. You can even include back catalogue items, and you get 10% off (almost) all items in the Praxis Online shop on top! For full details check out the link below:

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CLICK HERE TO BECOME A SUPER-SUBSCRIBER

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Thanks for your support!!

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re:focus @ Lauschangriff 02-05-2024 in Berlin

Re:Focus #20 is taking place on Thursday this week – 02-05-2024
///////////////// presented by Psychic Defence & Praxis /////////////////////
Experimental electronics – breakcore – noise
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• Lineup for re:focus this week:
• linxi
• Notorische Ruhestörung [ https://soundcloud.com/nruhestoerung ]
• Need4Corn [ https://need4corn.aaa-net.work ]
• Christoph Fringeli
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See you there !
Lauschangriff 
Rigaer Straße 103
10247 Berlin
Doors open 8.00pm, sets start at 9pm. Until 2am+

Check out the Noise & Politics linktree: https://linktr.ee/noise_politics

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As It Sounds Conference & Festival, Bethanien Berlin April 18-21, 2024

Logo/Artwork by Meta Morffosis

Reposted from HERE

Save the date April 18th – 21st – a 4-day intervention with workshops, discussions, talks, performances, exhibitions and DJ sets.

Where? Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2A, 10997 Berlin. For directions look here

When? April 18/ 19/ 20 5.00 – 10.00 PM (17.00 – 22.00 Fri – Sat) April 21 3.00 – 8.00 PM (15.00 – 20.00 Sun)

Entrance? FREE

Stacks, tubes and conical apparatuses, for those engaged in the appreciation of sonic
endeavours, are more than inanimate objects. Sound System Culture aims to shed light on
the aspects of the sound system that extend beyond the PA system, to the group behind it
that builds, operates, and creates the crucial interaction between social groups. These
may be the crew, musicians, technicians, but also the local supporters of such scenes.
When seen in such light, sound systems become an instrument to play music, a tool to
create and change landscapes, to amplify statements, and eventually form cultures and
communities.
As an audience you are invited to get involved in the event through workshops, exhibitions,
lectures, installations, performances and of course through moving to the sound. We bring
the academic discourse to the dance floor, the party to the lecture hall and the sound
system as an art object to the gallery.
Held in a festival format at the Kunstquartier Bethanien, the four day program was
designed for artists and visitors to meet eye to eye, and explore from different
perspectives, content-related / aesthetic aspects of what we perceive as sound system
culture.


Sound Performances:
— DJ Badshape
— DJ Die Soon feat Infinite Livez
— Ilia Gorovitz & Munsha
— Chebedajah
— .PK. & BEEATSZ
— Prince Istari aka Istari Lasterfahrer
— Psychic Defence
— Rafush
— Roots Daughters
— Schoco Mune
— Shannon Soundquist


Workshops:
— Jeannette Petrik
— Shannon Soundquist


Lectures, Talks, Panels:
— ‘Experimental Music in Eastern Europe’ with SPFM Booking
— ‘Global Bass and Community Work’ with Jackie Jackpot (Jenseits von Nelken und
Pralinen) Richard Akingbehin (Refuge Worldwide) Sarah Farina (Transmission)
— ‘Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise…’ with Praxis Records
(discoursive film screening and listening)
— Conny Zenk


Exhibition:
—- Fabio Ney
—- Group exhibition University of Art and Design Linz
Powered by BUSS (Big & Ugly Soundsystem)

This year’s event was made in cooperation with the University of Art and Design Linz
thanks to Eliot & Moritz Pisk , funded and supported by the Musicboard Berlin GmbH and
Stiftung DKLB.

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Re:Focus @ Lauschangriff 04-04-2024 in Berlin

Re:Focus #19 is taking place on Thursday – 04-04-2024

///////////////// presented by Psychic Defence & Praxis /////////////////////

Experimental electronics – breakcore – noise

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  • Lineup for re:focus this week:
  • linxi
  • Christoph Fringeli
  • Pure
  • Alpha Zen Taurï 
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See you there !

Lauschangriff 

Rigaer Straße 103

10247 Berlin

Doors open 8.00pm, sets start at 9pm. Until 2am+

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Spring 2024 Catalogue out now and Available for Download!

Download or Browse the new Spring 2024 catalogue!

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Re:Focus @ Lauschangriff 07-03-2024 in Berlin

Re:Focus #18 is taking place on Thursday this week – 07-03-2024

///////////////// presented by Psychic Defence & Praxis /////////////////////

Experimental electronics – breakcore – noise

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  • Lineup for re:focus this week:
  • linxi
  • Christoph Fringeli
  • 𝓘𝔠𝔥𝔦 𝕥𝕙𝕖 𝔎𝔦𝔩𝔩𝔢𝔯 
  • CRi
  • Beatxo
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See you there !

Lauschangriff 

Rigaer Straße 103

10247 Berlin

Doors open 8.00pm, sets start at 9pm. Until 2am+

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Should the Next Praxis Releases by on Vinyl?

Vinyl has been the essential format for our releases in the past.

But how does that fit in the current musical landscape?

While we also publish digital-only releases, we still see the value of publishing as physical hard copy. Take a look at the list of releases we have in the pipeline below and let us know what you think.

If you agree, please make a donation, and please let us know which record(s) you would like to see in a physical vinyl format, by writing a public “supporter message” on Gofundme, or send us a DM/email.

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Praxis is a record label dedicated to experimental hardcore and radical breaks and other forms of challenging electronic music and noise. Founded in 1992 by Christoph Fringeli in London, Praxis is now based in Berlin, where we also run the Praxis online shop and distribution.

We have released about 60 vinyl records on Praxis proper and about the same number on sub- or associated labels, amongst them many classics and gems of the hardcore, breakcore, speedcore, experimental broken beat and noise genres.

A number of factors, such as

  • generally slumping record sales in the harsher underground dance music over the last decade or even longer
  • gentrification forcing us to close our shop with its cheap rent at Berlin Ostkreuz in 2018
  • the effects of the Covid pandemic
  • and finally steeply rising prices in the record and print industry, both in manufacturing and shipping, as well as the general crisis and inflation

have led to a situation where our vinyl productions have basically ground to a halt in 2022/23.

But we have a number of exciting releases, some already mastered, all waiting to see the light of day. On vinyl if possible.

  • Praxis 57X – Factory Food Remixed. The title track of The Wirebug’s 2019 album Factory Food gets the remix treatment by [MONRHEA], Killabomb, Kovert, Psychic Defence and The Wirebug himself. Production status: Pre-master done and ready to go into production. Funding status: None.
  • Praxis 60 – Nomex: Paroxysm. Ever since his 1999 release Trocante Gramofony EP (Praxis 33), there had been talk about doing a follow up and around 2010 Nomex indeed worked on an album for Praxis, the material for which was finished, but not compiled at the time of his death. We compiled it as close as possible to what we think his intentions would have been and as to be expected it’s a killer noise album! Production status: Pre-master done and ready to go into production. Funding status: None.
  • Praxis 61 – V***** A******* EP. Currently under negotiation, update will be posted soon. This title may be replaced by a different one during this campaign. Pre-master done and ready to go into production. Funding status: None.
  • Praxis 62 – Nihil Fist. As yet untitled. Brand new material by the master of relentless political speedcore noise. Production status: Tracks are being compiled and we’re about to decide whether to make it a 7″ or a 12″, with two or four tracks. Funding status: Partially funded.
  • Praxis 15 – A compilation of previously unreleased material from ca. 1993-2003, which was originally planned as a triple vinyl album to celebrate the 15th birthday of Praxis in 2007. After not being able to release the ambitious project at the time, it was put on ice. But the material is just too good to remain in limbo. Help us to get it our this time round! We will share more details about this in the near future. Production status: Being partially re-compiled. Most tracks chosen and graphics for cover already exist. Funding status: none.
  • Praxis 46 – Praxis Anonymous Series Volume 3. The Praxis Anonymous Series was conceived as a 3-part series with cutting edge radical electronics, challenging the orientation towards the “artist genius” with a selection of tracks chosen for their quality and not for their marketability – in the format of anonymity. Volumes 1 and 2 appeared on vinyl in 2008 and 2011, Volume 3 was put on ice in the middle of the decade and is now being re-compiled.
  • Sub/Version 015. Sub/Version was the sister label to Praxis for hard drum’n’bass, darkstep and epic breakcore, always with an ear out for the bass and an eye out for the dancefloor. 14 vinyl releases appeared between 1997 and 2009, and 10 digital releases from 2010-2012. We would like to wrap up the project with a “hindsight” EP of four Sub/Version artists looking at what danceable bass heavy and hard rave would sound like now.
  • Digital“. You feel vinyl is over or not for you, and we should just release everything in digital format – but still want to support our work with a donation? Write “digital” as your choice.

Now it’s TIME TO VOTE!

When donating at least 10 Euro, please write the catalog number of the release you want to support in the comments!

Every 10 Euro donation counts as one vote. So if you donate 30 euros you could conceivably give one vote to 3 different records etc.

We will keep tallying up the votes and give progress reports as soon as it makes sense, at the latest when enough donations have accumulated to realise at least one of the projects.

Initially we set the funding goal at EUR 4000. This amount would roughly translate into realising two of the releases or in the case of Praxis 15 of one. Depending on which releases “win” out, the goal will be adjusted/raised accordingly.

Now let’s go!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

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CURRENT VOTE TALLY – last updated 04-03-2024, 21:22

  • 1. Praxis 60 – Nomex
  • 2. Praxis 46 – Praxis Anonymous Series Vol. 1
  • 3. Praxis 62 – Nihil Fist
  • 3. Praxis 15 – compilation
  • 5. Praxis 57X – Factory Food Remixed

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