solipsistic NATION No. 83: Dubsonic

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This week on solipsistic NATION we’re going to focus seven labels that are putting out some of the finest dubstep you’re likely to hear. Dubstep is growing in popularity with its dark sound of minimal rhythms and throbbing bass. We’ll learn where dubstep came from, why our guests have chosen to specialize in dubstep when electronic music mutates so quickly and... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 66: NetLabels

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solipsistic NATION has put me in touch with a lot of interesting and creative people, from recording artists and music labels to video jockeys and bloggers. One listener of the show is Travis who runs the Hiddenplace Music blog. A few week’s back Travis wrote about the Discos Konfort‘s No Copy Protection netlabel and it occurred to me that the only netlabel that I focused... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 8: Chiptunes

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Chiptune is music written in sound formats where the sounds are synthesized by a computer or video game console sound chip. The so-called “golden age” of chiptunes was the mid 1980s to early 1990s, when such sound chips were the only way for creating music on computers. The composers had a great degree of flexibility in creating music while at the same time they had... Read More

solipsistic NATION No.4: Nerdcore

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When solipsistic NATION was broadcast over the air I was limited by our station’s ramshckle software and hardware. Even doing a decent segue, so essential to electronic music, was difficult to pull off. When I made the decision to relaunch solipsistic NATION as a podcast I wanted to be ambitious and pursue the projects I could never do at Free Radio San Diego. From time to... Read More