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>>>”.

This was also the moment when TechNET appeared. [Read more →]

Datacide Twelve release party and conference – October 20!

DATACIDE 12 RELEASE PARTY & CONFERENCE
in the spaces of subversiv e.v.
Brunnenstrasse 7, Berlin-Mitte

October 20th

The new issue will be available for the first time at the event!
Cover image and table of contents HERE.

DATACIDE 12 Release Party & Conference, 20.10.2102 @ Subversiv, Berlin from sans culotte on Vimeo.

Party starts at 11pm with live sets & DJ’s:

Xanopticon – Live – Zhark / Peace Off – San Francisco – www.xanopticon.com
Split Horizon – Live – Void Tactical Media – Oakland – soundcloud.com/splithorizon
Dimentia – Live – Void Tactical Media – Oakland – soundcloud.com/dimentia
Key – Live – Void Tactical Media – Oakland – soundcloud.com/ioekey
LFO Demon – Sprengstoff – soundcloud.com/lfodemon
Amboss – Sub/Version – soundcloud.com/amboss
H-Kon – Clash of the Titans – soundcloud.com/h-kon

visuals: Sansculotte – vimeo.com/sansculotte – (upstairs)

Talks start at 6pm:

“Electronic and experimental music in Asia and Africa” by Cedrik Fermont
The official history of experimental and electronic music is mostly centered on developments in the “West” from the end of the 19th century through the 1960s, and yet, in 1944, the first known piece of African so-called “experimental music” was recorded by Halim El-Dabh in Cairo.  This talk addresses the fact that electronic, experimental music, and by extension noise music, cannot been seen as a typically “Western” kind of music.  The origins of the very notion of noise music do not entirely belong to “Western” culture, but most probably stem from technology, modernization, and often urbanism.  What about non-Western composers of experimental, electronic and noise music, who have been written out of histories? Which culture(s) and which non-Western nations are they influenced by? Are they still maintained under a post-colonial cultural yoke?

“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
Extending the assault on capitalist society through a radical take on Berlin Biennale 7, dOCUMENTA (13) and similar propaganda tools, the OKK Team will present their analysis of and strategies for countering these bourgeois gentrification festivals and their “activist” participants who are often sporting either extreme naivety or some “brown” (i.e. fascist) ideology.  For more info go to: http://2012istheseasonfortreason.wordpress.com/

“On the Map – Control and Freedom in Geographic Information Systems” by Split Horizon
The merger of cartography, statistical analysis and database technology threatens our privacy and autonomy, while simultaneously pluralizing our consensus of what exists, or has existed, at a place. Digital map making is now a crucial form of communication, and a newly contested media that begs exploration. This talk addresses the most severe technological consequences of location tracking, while presenting creative directions, détournements, and strategies that free and open source GIS/GPS technologies now make available to the general public.

 

– a more precise time-table for the talks will be posted closer to the date – and the talks will be free to attend.

 

Best of 2011

Last years top tunes being played at datacide hq

Somatic Responses – Concrete Glider mix by Diskore

eMego 122V – Cindytalk – Hold Everything Dear

DM12004 dubs – Various – Accretion EP

Praxis 45 – Various – Anonymous Vol. 2

GuerillaLP01 – Donny+Current Value – Revolt and Riot

Sub/Version Digital 007 – Vile Enginez – Drum and fuck off

Blackmass Plastics – halloween gore mix

Grindplate09/Kritik 01 – Zombieflesheater: Tweng!

Subviolenz 007 – Nanotek/Nanotek & Machine Code: Venus/Nanomachine

SPB12019 – Karl Marx Stadt: 1999-2009

Datacide Eleven – Record Reviews

The record reviews from the print edition – written by Nemeton, Eun, Kovert, CF [Read more →]

Datacide party in Milano this Sunday

Presentazione del numero undici della rivista internazionale Datacide
Partecipano:
-Cristoph Fringeli- Praxis/ Datacide
-Anna Bolena- Idroscalo digitale
-Fire at work- Stripe 999
-Rexistenz Crew
-Marco Philopat- Happy B-day!!!

Free entry

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