solipsistic NATION No. 283: Tapage, Live


Tapage is Tijs Ham and he’s our guest on today’s show. While I’ve always enjoyed his music, I think he’s really matured as an artist and as a musician with the release of Overgrown, his latest album on Tympanik Audio. All the elements that Tijs has worked with the last couple of years—the soundscapes, breakcore and IDM—are all there, but his use... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 279: Tripswitch, Live


On today’s show we have a very special live set from Nick Brennan of Tripswitch performing at the O.Z.O.R.A. Festival. Nick Brennan is Tripswitch and as Tripswitch he’s released music that is just fantastic stuff! Nick has this knack for making music that feels well-worn and new at the same time. There’s something about his music that’s instantly familiar... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 275: Stereo MCs, Live


I think it’s safe to say that if you’ve heard the Stereo MCs‘ music then you’re probably already fan. And if you haven’t heard the Stereo MCs’ music, which is almost impossible, then you will be a fan by the end of today’s show. Well, actually, I have to admit the possibility that you may not be a fan. I know I wasn’t. When the Stereo... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 270: Velapene Screen, Live


Can I share something with you that is simultaneously mind blowing and utterly mundane? I get anywhere from 50 to 250 tracks emailed my way every week. Let me repeat that: every week. And I’ve made a pact with myself that if musicians or music labels are generous enough to send music my way to play on the show then I feel obligated to every single song. As you can imagine,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 266: 88:88, Live


It’s the first weekend of the month, and that means a live set! It’s one of the things I got the most excited about every month. Recent shows have featured performances from everyone from Atari Teenage Riot to Zion Train. Today on solipsistic NATION were going to hear a live in-studio performance from MSSNGDGTS (88:88). But first we’re going to hear select tracks... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 264: Pimmon & Landcrash, Live


Welcome to 2012! According to a pop interpretation of the Mayan calendar we’re going to go face-to-face with the apocalypse that we’ve all secretly hoping would finally happen. If you believe that sort of thing. Here at solipsistic NATION we’re going to kick off the new year the same way we kick off each month: a live performance from an electronic music. But instead... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 259: Mobthrow, Live


On today’s show we’re going to hear Mobthrow rocking it live at the Riddim Collision Festival in Lyon to celebrate Ad Noiseam‘s 10 year anniversary! I’ve been a fan of Ad Noiseam for quite a while and for good reason. Ad Noiseam consistently releases great music. It’s that simple. And while Ad Noiseam obvioulsy has a love for breakbeat and dubstep... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 257: NVR-NDR, Live


[tlr] makes his triumphant return on solipsistic NATION as NVR-NDR with a special live set and a handful of studio tracks from his Extreme Hyper Impact album! [tlr], you may recall, was on the show this time last year with a mix of select tracks from the Magicore blog he runs with tooth_eye and Phil. That show was one of my favorite from solipsistic NATION in 2010 because it was... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 254: Polyfuse, Live


Today’s show goes out to all you Burners out there. I was hoping to make the pilgrimage to Burning Man this year but it wasn’t meant to be, so, I’m there in spirit instead with a live set from Polyfuse recorded at Reggie’s Rock Club in Chicago, July 6th, 2011. I’ve only just met Justin and I know precious little about him, and his website is frustratingly... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 250: Speak Onion, Live


Speak Onion is Dan Abatemarco and Dan was our guest on last year’s show about music made with iPods, iPhones and iPads. Dan’s back again with a live set recorded at the Charleston in Brooklyn for Immigrant Breast Nest‘s record release party. Dan’s music has elements of breakcore and drum and bass in it but what Dan is really about is unleashing gnarly chunks... Read More