Agit Disco benefit for Housmans Bookshop 10th April

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I will be doing a short DJ set at this great event. The other selectors on the night are all contributors to the Agit Disco project, including Neil Transpontine, Stewart Home and Tom Vague.

There are 17 DJs in total! Full details on the Housmans website.

Housmans is probably the first radical bookshop I ever visited and I’ve been going regularly for over 25 years now. It remains one of the few independent radical bookshops in London and you often bump into interesting people there as well as picking up great zines, books etc. They’ve stocked more things I’ve published than I care to remember too…

So! Well worth supporting – and it should be a wicked night.

My own contribution to Agit Disco is available here, and you can check the accompanying mix:

John Eden – Agit Disco Mix #22 by Johnedenuk on Mixcloud

(I’ll be playing different tunes on the night though, I promise!)

January updates

Generally you can find me here again on a daily basis.

Work continues on the next issue of Turbulent Times, but knackeredness and other battles are taking priority.

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Libbe Matz Gang “Infantilised Britain” 7″ EP out now.

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I use and fully endorse this new noise/electronic/experimental record shop in Kentish Town.

You can even see a photo of the shop interior, with my fanzine in it here.

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If you missed my film show last summer, GX Jupitter-Larsen is now crowd-sourcing donations to get A Noisy Delivery out on DVD.

 

Nomex interview for Datacide

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Introduction to the piece:

Nomex should need no introduction to Datacide readers, but here goes anyway. One of the organisers of the seminal “Dead by Dawn” parties held in the mid nineties at Brixton’s 121 Centre, Nomex contributed visuals, abstract/harsh performances and much more besides.

His releases on his own Adverse label have included everything from vinyl abuse to the sounds of bones in the Paris catacombs. The Nomex discography also includes output on Praxis, Cavage, and Reverse amongst others. Despite performing across the globe (from Teknivals to art galleries) he is still a purposely-obscure figure to most. What follows is the only print interview I am aware of.

http://datacide.c8.com/emencified-shrill-out-nomex-at-the-controls/

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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).

Noise In Opposition Volume 2

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Latest installment of this series of great anti-fascist noise/electronica/weird compilations.

16 acts have contributed tracks this time, including April Larson, Laica, elizabeth Veldon, dsic, stapperton and GRMMSK.

As GRMMSK has said “some of the people/projects and their beliefs, NiO is opposed to, still haven’t fully understood that their ‘rebellious’ pose isn’t actually a statement against the status quo, but a sad verification of how numb and distorted the senses for something i would call freedom can be.”

Free/pay whatever download at Bandcamp / archive.org

Or cheap physical media from the Noise In Opposition site.

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

 

EVENT: SUN 20th October: Datacide 13 launch party

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Datacide zine London launch event

The 13th issue of Datacide, the international magazine for noise and politics, is out this week. As well as a conference and release party in Berlin this weekend, there will be a launch event on Sunday 20th October 2013 in London, 7 pm to 10 pm.

The event will take place at Vinyl (4 Tanners Hill, SE8 4PJ) the new record shop/cafe/gallery in Deptford.

It will feature talks from Datacide contributors, including Neil Transpontine looking back on the movement against the ‘anti-rave’ Criminal Justice Act, and Christoph Fringeli on Datacide magazine. Further details to be announced.

Sunday nights sounds courtesy of DJ Controlled Weirdness, and there will be a bar.

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(I have an article in the magazine and will probably get some copies to sell/trade/blag. It will also be available at the London Anarchist Bookfair the previous day. But come to the launch event if you can, it will be good).

Noise In Opposition compilation

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Fully supporting this new initiative…

Noise In Opposition is a compilation of 24 artists from across the globe opposed to fascism, misogyny and prejudice. NiO totals nearly 3 hours of music across 31 tracks by people including Hacker Farm, Libbe Matz Gang, Elizabeth Veldon and The Implicit Order.

Check http://noiseopposition.wordpress.com/ for the full background and the rabble rousing manifesto.

Free download or cheap physical media.

Apparently the concept has proved so popular that a Part Two looks very likely a few days after the launch.