www.ithinkmusic.com has closed 19-2-2012

Posted in Praxis Download Store, Praxis History with tags , , on February 20, 2012 by datacide

The irony: Last night I added the new download shop header and the recent/new Sub/Version releases by Egon Frinz and Grr to our old mp3 shop and tonight I was in the middle of writing a blog post on the praxis.ithinkmusic.com page when suddenly the site went offline, and it looks like it’s for good:

“After 5 years of trading http://www.ithinkmusic.com has been closed. Unfortunately our bank have removed our overdraft facility which has made it impossible for used to continue to trade.

A big thank you to all of the labels and music lovers that have supported the service over the years.

If you have any question please get in touch via email: mc@ithinkmusic.com”

I was very hesitant about the idea of selling files to begin with. After all we had offered free downloads for many years via c8.com, seeing it as an opportunity to spread the music and promote the records. But when it became apparent that more and more DJ’s were using files rather than records to play out, it became more important to provide high quality files, and surely the people looking for them wouldn’t mind to pay a euro or so for one to support the artists and labels!? Continue reading

Donate, Download, Support – Tomorrow at NoiseAngriff

Posted in Event, Praxis Download Store with tags , , , , on February 14, 2012 by datacide

NoiseAngriff is free to get in – but since we need to generate some modest funds to run it, we figured we offer something in return for your voluntary donation. So anyone giving one euro or more at tomorrows (or todays, depending when you read this) event will receive a download code to get the new release on Sub/Version digital by Grr for free!

NoiseAngriff3 – Wednesday February 15

Posted in Event with tags , , , , on February 8, 2012 by datacide

We go into the 3rd round!
This time with:

Electric Kettle (peace off/combine)
Genus Inkasso (naboa music)
Christoph Fringeli (praxis records, datacide)
t3kamin (A_sound/Lauschangriff)
Kellerkind (oldschool Berlin)

Plus: Stall by Praxis Records! It is possible to pick up your orders from the Praxis Records online shop. Just let Christoph know.

starting 21h!!!
It is meant to be an “early” night (by Berlin standards), meaning that we will go till one or two and then it will depend on the audience, the bar staff as well as ourselves if we carry on and make it a late one after all.

NoiseAngriff is a new night taking place every first and third wednesday of the month.
The first wednesday is hosted by fgnugn and Crash 0.1 with a focus on experimental noise and soundscapes, the third wednesday of the month is hosted by T3kamin and Praxis and brings you cutting edge experimental beats and breakcore.

Lauschangriff
Rigaer Str. 103
10247 Berlin
https://www.facebook.com/Lauschangriff.Berlin

Critical Distribution (Praxis Newsletter 23)

Posted in Praxis History with tags , on February 5, 2012 by datacide

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 is. However the economic realities and the technological developments to put this idea into practice has gone through a number of mutations.
I would like to sum up these developments and show how the ìunderground sceneî, under economic pressure, has eventually contributed to its own current demise, paradoxically, as it may seem, as it was “professionalising” itself. Continue reading

NoiseAngriff2 – Wednesday February 1, 2012

Posted in Event with tags , , , on January 30, 2012 by datacide

The second installment of NoiseAngriff will take place at Lauschangriff, Rigaer Str. 103, 10247 Berlin, starting 21h:

Dr. John Dee (noise/experimental liveset)
vinyl noises by:
fgnugn
crash 0.1
further occult investigations on noise alchemy will happen in the later hours

Plus: Stall by Praxis Records!

NoiseAngriff is a new night taking place every first and third wednesday of the month.
The first wednesday is hosted by fgnugn and Crash 0.1 with a focus on experimental noise and soundscapes, the third wednesday of the month is hosted by Tekamin and Praxis and brings you cutting edge experimental beats and breakcore.

Sub/Version 309 – Grr: The Sign Of The Elders OUT NOW

Posted in Praxis Download Store, Sub/Version with tags , , , on January 22, 2012 by datacide


Record Fair this Saturday – 1. Friedrichshainer Plattenbörse 21.01.2012

Posted in Event, Praxis News with tags , on January 20, 2012 by datacide

We will be present with a stall at the record fair happening at Jugend(widerstands)museum, Rigaer Str. 9-10, 10247 Berlin, happening this saturday from 2-10pm!
Check it out and support your local vinyl dealers!