Category Archives: Praxis Newsletter

Against Petrification (Praxis Newsletter 12, 1997)

AGAINST PETRIFICATION. With the collapse of the old world order in WWI not only the social and political order changed but also music: The Futurists declared the noise of the machines, the noise of the cities to be music, the urban young dancing the Charleston. Ever since then the cutting edge of sound, both conceptually […]

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Break the Circle (Praxis Newsletter 7, 1995)

BREAK THE CIRCLE. Things have come full circle – after just under a decade. Like it’s supposed to be, isn’t it – the second half of a decade dawns and the new style emerges slowly, to gain momentum until the end of the decade, then to be commercialised, but at the same time spawning new […]

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In Search of the True Electricity (and more from Praxis Newsletter 3, 1994)

IN SEARCH OF THE TRUE ELECTRICITY. HARD/SOFT We didn’t say ‘hard music is good’ and ‘soft music is bad’; this is not the problem. The question is with what intention, motivation, attitude this music is made. Techno is about innovation as much as about intensity. If something is underground or overground isn’t necessarily determined by […]

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Critical Distribution (Praxis Newsletter 23)

We have always championed a way of self-organisation in manufacturing and distribution of records. This goes back to the very beginning of Praxis as a label. Teaming up with like-minded labels and exchanging records to locally distribute each others productions has been at the core of our idea of a meaningful distribution network, and still […]

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