Psychic Defence [Artist Profile]

linxi & CF – Psychic Defence live in Procida, Italy

Live and studio project of hard hitting experimental beats, bass, and noise, combining the psychic and sonic forces of linxi and Christoph Fringeli.

Standing on the dance floor at the confluence of outer space speedcore, classic breakcore, deep bass immersion and the dark, uncharted territories of noise, Psychic Defence brings an unexpected temperament to the rave. Started in 2014 as the couple’s psychogeographical wanderings around historical Berlin locations, the project captured characteristic sounds with linxi’s iphone 4 and built upon decades of dance mutations.

Psychic Defence has played live sets often alongside their respective DJ sets in Basel, Berlin, Bratislava, Bologna, Budapest, Hamburg, London, Lublin, Lyon, Marburg, Monza, Olympia WA, Paris, Portland OR, Prague, Procida, San Francisco, and Vienna.

Psychic Defence are hosting the monthly experimental electronics night re:focus in Berlin, which takes place every first Thursday of the month at Lauschangriff, where they are also resident DJs.

Psychic Defence live at Vinyl Resistance, Monza 2017

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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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CLICK HERE TO GO TO OUR GOFUNDME CAMPAIGN

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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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