solipsistic NATION No. 291: Dope Records

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Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a label that’s putting out such amazing releases that I feel it’s my duty as host of this show to turn you on to that label. On today’s show we’re going to listen to select tracks from Dope Records and talk to the label’s founder, Fariz Suleiman. I wish I could tell you how I came across Dope Records. I... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 290: Raoul Sinier, Live

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You and I need to talk. I’ve been gone for two months and I owe you an explanation about where I’ve been. The last week of August I took my first vacation in something like seven or eight years. It’s been the first time in ages that I’ve been able to unwind and completely relax. But something unexpected happened: I found I couldn’t get back on the saddle. Let... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 289: Herd

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Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to listen to an absolutely gorgeous mix from Jason Thomson, AKA, Herd. It’s beautiful and it’s haunting and I know you’re going to love it! I was really looking forward to having Jason on the show but he felt it best to let the music do the talking for him. This has always been one of the more frustrating aspects of... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 288: Robot Elephant Records

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For all my talk of my mission to present to you the very best of all genres of electronic music I am still a sucker for a label with a cool name. A cool name raises an eyebrow, makes me curious. To be sure, the label’s music better be good or I’m go on my way in short order. There’s got to be something to back up a cool name. Take Robot Elephant Records. A few... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 287: Horizontal House

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Like Lazarus, I return! Too be fair, Lazarus returned from the dead whereas I have merely returned from three months of working hard to meet a deadline at my job in addition to my daily responsibilities. I’m happy to say that I met that deadline but the last month has been particularly demanding and so I had to miss a few shows. But I’m back and we’ve got a great... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 286: Everything Merges with the Night

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Okay, folks, plug in your earbuds and grab your seats because here we go: on today’s show were going to talk to both DJ Jenny LaFemme, who with Maggie Derthick produced Girls Gone Vinyl: The Untold Story of Female DJs, a documentary funded through Kick Starter and Geeta Dayal about her charming and illuminating book, Brian Eno’s Another Green World. Jenny and Maggie... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 285: Song of the Day

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There’s an old saying that 99% of everything is crap. Theater, movies, literature, etc. And in our case, electronic music. 99% of it is crap. Mediocre. Uninspired. Trite. Cliche. Gutless. Excrement. But here’s the good part—there are so many human beings that statistically there’s an astounding amount of great electronic music in the 1%! So much so, in fact,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 284: Metal Postcard Records

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Last weekend I headed up to LA with my friend. No particular reason, we both just needed to get out of San Diego. Don’t get me wrong, San Diego is a slice of paradise but it is lacking in some of the cultural amenities. I wanted to see Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman perform their Hollywood Babble-On podcast at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club at Universal City Walk. Unfortunately,... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 283: Tapage, Live

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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. 282: Shanti

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On today’s show I’m handing the virtual wheels of steel over to Praketh, who has lovingly selected tracks from Audio Aashram, one of the only labels operating out of New Delhi that sell, promote and manage various artists and different styles of alternative electronic music. They also stream three different kinds of music at Radio79.com. Praketh has been a guest DJ on... Read More