Song of the Day: “Elva” by Alpturer

Special thanks to the lads from Somatic Responses for turning me on to Alpturer’s track, “Elva,” from their Subtractive Warfare compilation album. Subtractive Warfare by Alpturer Special thanks to the lads from Somatic Responses for turning me on to Alpturer’s track, “Elva,” from their Subtractive Warfare compilation album. Subtractive Warfare by Alpturer Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 291: Dope Records

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 mean, I know I came across them through Zite on my iPad. I’ve created a section that focuses on... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 227: Diffrent Music

Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a record label that is putting out amazing releases that you need to know about. But here’s the thing, I’ve been doing this for a couple of years now and have featured at least 50 labels. Just off the top of my head I can name Ninja Tune, Ultimae Records and Digital Hardcore Recordings as labels that felt like I was counting coup by having on the show. I’ve pretty much exhausted the list of labels I wanted to showcase.... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 199: Jerona Fruits Recordings

Back in 2006 when I relaunched solipsistic NATION I noticed that drum and bass was going through a resurgence in popular culture. I loved catching DJs at clubs spinning amazing jungle/drum and bass sets so I welcomed the renewed interest in d ‘n’ b. At the time I was listening to a lot of music from Jerona Fruits Recordings. The music on Jerona Fruits had all the muscular leanness and high end production I loved about drum and bass and non of drum and bass’ sometimes... 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