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 with releases from the likes of Enduser and Bong-Ra it also embraces ambient and experimental music... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 233: Igorrr, Live

I’m going to talk gear for a bit so please indulge me. I relaunched solipsistic NATION in 2006 because I had just purchased a Mac Mini and it came with GarageBand pre-installed. GarageBand changed everything because suddenly I could create shows easily and quickly. It’s safe to say that if I hadn’t picked up my Mac Mini that solipsistic NATION would never have happened. I loved my Mac Mini. It was a speedy little machine that got stuff done quietly. I often petted... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 206: Enduser, Live

The first Friday of each month I feature a live set from an electronic artist. Yes, I know this is a Monday and not a Friday. solipsistic NATION is a labor of love that keeps me sane but it’s not a paying gig, so real life often gets in the way. Putting food on my table, I’m sad to day, trumps putting music in your ears. So from time to time solipsistic NATION will go out a week late. And I could have easily pushed today’s show back a week, too, but since this... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 204: Augur

Today’s show is dedicated to Florian, a newly acquainted friend who has recently gotten into dubstep. Florian, while today’s mix isn’t all dubstep I think there’s enough to keep you happy. It’s been fun listening to dubstep with fresh ears with Florian. It’s easy to forget that dubstep has only been around for the last ten years. Unless you’re this kid, who is going to grow up with dubstep, then it’s easy to forgive if you’ve... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 194: Forensics, ill.gates & Terminal 11, Live

So here’s the deal. When I first started featuring live sets on solipsistic NATION it was a segment I thought I would do from time to time. It took a while but it soon became a regular segment on the show. I really like the live segments because on the face of it live electronic music seems like an oxymoron. Artists could easily just press play on their laptop and walk away and that would be the show. But obviously it’s more than that and each artist has a different... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 190: Random

Today’s pretty unusual for solipsistic NATION because I’m playing songs that came up on my iPhone while on shuffle. I’m only going to do this once because I’m pretty anal retentive on how I put the shows together. Behind the scenes I lovingly and painstakingly craft the mixes you hear. To just let my iPhone randomly choose the tracks unnerves me. Oh, sure, I’ve gotten ideas for shows while listening on shuffle but sometimes my iPhone will play terrible... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 1: Relaunch!

I had always intended to bring solipsistic NATION out of retirement but there was always some sort of technical problem that prevented me from relaunching the podcast. Originally I was going to use Macromedia‘s SoundEdit which came bundled with Director. Unfortunately, when I mixed down a set the track would be in mono and distorted. I tried doing the show using DJ-1800 and recording the set with WireTap Pro or Audio Hijack Pro but there was a touch of distortion in the... Read More