Entries from October 2012

Datacide at London Anarchist Bookfair 27-10-2012

Datacide will be present at this years’ Anarchist Bookfair in London with a stall!

The bookfair will again be held at Queen Mary’s, University of London on the Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

more information about the bookfair and how to get there can be found HERE.

If you are in London come down, say hello and pick up a copy of the brand new issue of Datacide!

 

Timetable of Datacide Twelve Release Event 20-10-2012

See our previous post with flyer and details of venue.

Doors/Bar open 6pm

7pm: Datacide – introduction to the new issue by CF

7.30: “Electronic and experimental music in Asia and Africa” by Cedrik Fermont

8.30: “2012 IS THE SEASON FOR TREASON: An Assault on Establishment Culture in Germany” by the OKK Team Chus Martinez, Francisco José Avestruz & Otto Karl Kamal

9.30: “On the Map – Control and Freedom in Geographic Information Systems” by Split Horizon

Each speaker is briefly introduced by Nemeton, and each talk is hopefully followed by lively discussion.

Party starts at 11pm
23:00 – 24:00 datacide dj squad

24-24.40 Key

24.40-1.40 Amboss live

1:40-2;40 Dimentia live

2:40-3:40 Split Horizon live

3:40-4:40 Xanopticon live

04:40 – 05:40 LFO Demon dj set

05:40 – 06:40 H-Kon dj set

6:40 – end datacide dj squad

 


Datacide Twelve – Introduction

 

 

The precursor to datacide is the magazine titled Alien Underground, which appeared with two issues in 1994/95. In the first issue of Alien Underground, there is a manifesto-like text signed “praxis nov. 1994” titled “Nothing Essential Happens in the Absence of Noise”. It describes “Techno” as a subversive agent that shook up cultural production, whether corporate or independent. “The industry then got the fear (…) because the principle of its organisation > the top to bottom one way transmission > got short circuited, & there was no transmitter or receiver, only a mixer & rooms full of people + noise. (…) a zone populated by savages seeking forbidden pleasures in a wasteland (…) uncontrollable and incomprehensible for teacher, cops, parents, the industry & media.” The backlash was not long to follow: “Formula were created & market research employed, documentaries were made, and laws drafted. It all needed to be brought back into the world of the spectacle, made safe for mass consumption; faces appeared, and like in a demonstration of power, talentless DJ’s were made superstars.” What we saw as raw and subversive was “streamlined for mass-brainwashing & pacification” in the form of “Nazi-Trance and Audio-Valium”. Still there was optimism: “But techno is always mutating, (…) always moving into different directions, & the time is now that transformations are under way that will lead to new places, eruptions, excess… In a situation where most of the supposedly underground parties are playing the same shit as everywhere else, where sponsorship deals + big money have moved in, a new resistance is emerging slowly>>>”.

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