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2013 top ten albums

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1. Sleaford Mods “Austerity Dogs” (Harbinger Sound)

2. Hacker Farm “UHF” (Exotic Pylon)

3. Manix “Living In The Past” (Reinforced)

4. Major Lazer “Free The Universe” (Secretly Canadian)

5. GRMMSK “The End Prophecies” (Libertatia Overseas Trading)

6. various artists “The Outer Church” compilation (Front and Follow)

7. Ceramic Hobs “Spiritworld Circle Jerk” (Must Die)

8. various artists “Noise In Opposition” compilation vols 1 and 2 (Noise In Opposition)

9. EVOL “Something Inflatable” (Alku)

10. Emmplekz “Your Cart Has Changed” (Mordant Music)

2013 top ten singles

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1. Shy FX & Liam Bailey – Soon Come (Digital Soundboy mp3)

2. Xylitol – Kunst Ist Tot (Peripheral Conserve 7″)

3. Icona Pop feat. Charli XCX – I Love It (Record Company TEN mp3)

4. Woebot – Woebiotic EP (Hollow Earth 12″)

5. Libbe Matz Gang – Infantilised Britain EP (Libertatia Overseas Trading 7″)

6. Showtek ft. We Are Loud & Sonny Wilson ‎– Booyah (Spinnin’ mp3)

7. Uschi-No-Michi – Ameratsu (Phatic Music 7″ and mp3 remixes)

8. Spoils & Relics – Turner (Harbinger Sound 7″)

9. Mark Professor – Oyster Card (Rongorock 7″)

10. Ramon Judah – Only Wicked People (Reggae Roast 7″)

(I’ve barely had a chance to keep up with music produced by people I know this year, let alone anything else – apologies for any obvious omissions.)

2013 in cassettes

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In alphabetical order, 2013 releases only:

AMK – Spur N (Fragment Factory)

Band of Holy Joy – City of Tales vols 1 and 2 (Exotic Pylon)

Best Available Technology – Further Tracks (Further Records)

Stuart Chalmers / Nick Edwards – Split (Feral Tapes)

CHXFX – The Unhaptic Synthesizer (Further Records)

Crabskull – Keep The Evil Away (Dub Ditch Picnic)

Sophie Cooper – Labyrinth (Exotic Pylon)

Ekoplekz – Devesham Dub (Sex Lies Magnetic Tape)

GRMMSK – Unfrei (Totes Format)

Mystery Attacks – Two (Rouge)

PLKZFX – Plkzistentializm (Further Records)

Solvognen / chaz dolo – spilt (Disco Insolence)

Some Truths – Low Point X – Magic and Dreams

various artists – The Art of Rave (m.m Label)

2 Mounts – Sycamore (Further Records)

(The Exotic Pylon tapes are missing from the photo, as Johnny kindly sends me digital promos. And I actually listen to them cos they are ace. Oh yeah and I missed off the Chalmes/Edwards tape due to being an idiot).

Datacide issue 13 now available

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The London launch party was a lot of fun, with some great presentations and people.

The magazine is out now. It includes a great interview I did with noise legend Nomex.

Order from here or from the Praxis Shop.

76 pages.

Datacide: Introduction
Nemeton: Infiltration and Agent Provocateurs; Vision Tech; Endless War; Surveillance, Control and Repression
CF: NSU Update
Two in London: UK Anti-Fascist Round Up
Comrade Omega: Crisis in the SWP, or: Weiningerism in the UK
David Cecil: Confessions of an Accidental Activist
Neil Transpontine: Spiral Tribe Interview with Mark Harrison
Neil Transpontine: ‘Revolt of the Ravers’-The Movement Against the Criminal Justice Act in Britain, 1993-95
Split Horizon: What is This Future?
Fabian Tompsett: Wikipedia-A Vernacular Encyclopedia
Howard Slater: Shared Vertigo
Dan Hekate: Crystal Distortion
Howard Slater: Cut-Up Marx
Howard Slater: EARTH ‘A RUN RED
Marcel Stoetzler: Identity, Commodity and Authority: Two New Books about Horkheimer and Adorno
Nemeton: Life During Wartime: Resisting Counterinsurgency (book review)
Christoph Fringeli: One Night in Stammheim. Helge Lehmann: Die Todesnacht von Stammheim – Eine Untersuchung (book review)
Christoph Fringeli: Anton Shekovtsov, Paul Jackson (eds.): White Power Music – Scenes of the Extreme Right Cultural Resistence (book review)
CF: Press reviews
John Eden: Emencified Shrill Out: Nomex at the Controls
Alexis Wolton: Vinyl Meltdown, Prt. 1
Record reviews by Zombieflesheater, Nemeton and Kovert
DJ Charts
Matthieu Bourel: Rioter
Sansculotte: Overdosed
Plus: The Lives and Times of Bloor Schleppy

 

February updates

1. SPATIAL INTERVIEWED BY JOHN EDEN

An interview I did with Hackney-based producer Spatial is now published exclusively and for the first time at The Liminal.

This piece was originally intended for issue 5 of Woofah, but has been fully updated. (It’s the last outstanding thing I wrote for Woofah, which makes me a bit smiley and a bit weepy!). Spatial is an interesting guy and is well worth checking.

2. MORE TURBULENT TIMES ACTION

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Idwal Fisher did a lovely review of my Turbulent Times fanzine, along with other publications.

The zine now has its own page if people are interested in ordering it or knowing about distributors etc.

I have properly started work on the new issue but can’t say when it will be out!

3. AND FINALLY, SOME ADVERTS:

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3rd Official Trailer for A Noisy Delivery, by Pete Cann from GX Jupitter-Larsen on Vimeo.

Xylitol / Libbe Matz Gang split 7″ out now

I raved about the Xylitol track a while back for FACT Magazine so can’t wait to hear it on vinyl…. lord knows what the LMG track will be like!

Get yourselves here for more info and ordering details:

http://libertatiaot.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/spectral-set.html

http://xylitolmusic.blogspot.co.uk/

Some related fanzine action from me very soon.

Datacide issue 12 published

release date: 20 October 2012. 68 pages

This looks like another great issue!

It includes an exclusive interview I did with industrial music superstar Jordi Valls about his work as Vagina Dentata Organ and The Valls Brothers.

Also a bunch of my reviews (including some of the lengthier ones intended for Woofah).

CONTENTS

Datacide: Introduction
Darkam: The Art of Visual Noise
Nemeton: Political News
Christoph Fringeli: Neo-Nazi Terror and the Office for the Protection of the Constitution in Germany
Cherry Angioma: Communisation Theory and the Question of Fascism
Christoph Fringeli: From Adorno to Mao – The Decomposition of the ’68 Protest Movement into Maoism (extended book review)
Split Horizon: Control and Freedom in Geographic Information Systems
Riccardo Balli: “Bolognoise ain’t a Sauce for Spaghetti but Bologna’s Soundscape”
Polaris International: Documents and Interventions
TechNET insert:
- Noise and Politics – Technet Mix
- No More WordS
- Listener as Operator
- The Intensifier
- No Stars Here
- Techno: Psycho-Social Tumult
- Dead By Dawn – Explorations inside the Night
- Psycho-Social Tumult (Remix)
Dan Hekate: Kiss me, cut me, hurt me, love me
Howard Slater: Useless Ease
John Eden: The Dog’s Bollocks – Vagina Dentata Organ and the Valls Brothers (interview)
Neil Transpontine: Spannered – Bert Random Interview
LFO Demon: When Hell is full the Dead will Dance on your iPhone (Review of Simon Reynold’s “Retromania”
Christoph Fringeli: “Fight for Freedom” – The Legend of the “other” Germany (extended book review)
Nemeton: “West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California” (book review)
Datacide: Press reviews
terra audio: 2023: A Spor remembers ‘Reclaim the Streets’
John Eden: Christopher Partridge: Dub in Babylon (book review)
terra audio: Jeff Mills: Violet Extremist
terra audio: Keeping the Door of the Cosmos open – on Sun Ra’s Arkestra directed by Marshall Allen
Record Reviews
The Lives and Times of Bloor Schleppy (12)
Comic by Sansculotte

ORDERING

1) “You can order it now for just 4 euro which includes world-wide postage. We can only offer this super-cheap price by shipping the copies in bulk, meaning if we ship something like 50 copies it costs about half of the normal price of 3 euro for postage per copy (which obviously would make no sense). We will do the first mailout on monday or tuesday, and won’t do another one for at least another 2-3 weeks.

So to get your copy hot off the press, please either send 4 euro via paypal to datacide@c8.com or take out a subscription, which costs only 10 euro for 3 issues. You can also include back issues 10 and 11 in the subscription deal – in case you don’t have them yet – so you wouldn’t even have to worry when the next issue is coming out!”

2) You can order online now from the Praxis Records shop.

3) I will get some copies in a week or two, so chase me up.

4) There will be a Datacide/Praxis Records stall at the London Anarchist Bookfair on 27 October.

There will be a 20th anniversary Praxis Records party on the SS Stubnitz in London on 2 November.

Kid Shirt analogue blog

I haven’t stopped blogging. I’ve just got really really picky.

This is something worth writing about. Like me, Kek-W has been flung into a boredom-induced rage at the state of the world and the constant click click click of refreshing screens.

So he’s done this weird fanzine/pdf/not quite sure what it is lash up. And it’s great – there is something about the format which means that you can’t just scroll through it looking at the pictures – you have to sit down with it with a cup of tea (or whatever) and take your time.

It’s a breath of fresh air – you can tell Kek’s spent some time thinking about it and making it rather than just bashing it out (like we all have a tendency to do these days). Some energising musings on what has got him to this point, and some great features on Pete UM and Pariah Carey. The highlight for me was the Libbe Matz Gang interview which may confuse or enlighten those in search of clues, but either way – it’s a laugh.

DOWNLOAD IT HERE. FREE (obviously)

Meanwhile I amassing a stockpile of new and old words on little A5 pages myself…

 

Libbe Matz Gang Megamix

LIBBE MATZ GANG – L.M.G EP available now from LIBERTATIA OVERSEAS TRADING.

 

 

Eastman Connection

Uncle Dugs on Rinse FM with a blazing 1991 selection.

But even better than that, he gets Kool FM founder Eastman in for an extended interview. (interview commences at about 1:37:00)

Some proper history, covering North London reggae soundsystem, early raves, Jungle Fever, and the full story of Kool FM.

An amazing bit of oral history, loads of details and tales of scrapes. If you liked “Tape Crackers”, this is the side of the story told by the station crew rather than the listeners/punters.

Kool FM is about to celebrate 20 years in the business.

Thanks to Mikus for the tip off!