Song of the Day: “Old Blue” by Kingbastard

I’ve had this amazing track by Kingbastard on repeat on my phone for what must be hours by now. Listen to and hear why! Lost Property by KINGBASTARD I’ve had this amazing track by Kingbastard on repeat on my phone for what must be hours by now. Listen to and hear why! Lost Property by KINGBASTARD Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 296: Tokee, Live

On today’s show we’re going to hear a recording of Tokee performing live in Moscow. It’s bracing stuff and I just know you’re gonna love it! I’m actually new to Tokee’s music. I found out about him when I read a blog post about Dope Records. I thought the label’s name sounded cool and downloaded a few tracks from their website expecting to hear some hip hop jams. Instead what I got was everything from IDM to dubstep to metal. Tokee is... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 290: Raoul Sinier, Live

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 me explain it this way. I’ve been producing an episode of solipsistic NATION nearly... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 260: Electroton

On today’s show we’re listening to select tracks from Electroton. We’ll also talk with the label’s founder, Martin Weiss. I’ve only recently discovered Electroton and I’ve loved everything I’ve heard from Martin’s label. Electroton is one of those labels that tends to favor music that seamlessly blends noise with minimalistic beats. On the surface that’s no reason to get excited about the label but the trick that Electroton... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 244: Static Hiss

I’ve got a great show for you today. Well, great if you like things that snap, crackle and hiss. We’ll hear a couple tracks off of the Clicks & Cuts 5.0 – Paradigm Shift compilation album. Clicks & Cuts was released by the newly relaunched Mille Plateaux label, and Clicks & Cuts caused a bit of stir in the electronic music community. Some feel the new owner, Marcus Gabler, is taking the label beyond it’s roots, while others think that Clicks... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 242: alka, merohedra, Alexei Borisov and 80(sun), Live

It’s such a beautiful day here in San Diego that I decided to get out of the studio and record today’s introduction with you from my roof deck. There’s a light breeze and from where I’m standing I can see the Pacific Ocean. I wish you were here to see it with me. After living in Boston, San Diego feels like a slice of paradise. Today’s show is going to be a bit different. Instead of featuring one or two live performances and an interview, I present... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 234: The Centrifuge

Today on solipsistic NATION we’ll showcase The Centrifuge, a UK-based electronic arts collective that runs a digital record label and organises events around Europe. The Centrifuge focuses on the expression of the experimental aesthetic in electronic music, with an emphasis on electronica, glitch, ambience and minimalism, acid, IDM and drill and bass. When I relaunched solipsistic NATION as a podcast and later as a radio program I had a mental checklist of labels I wanted... Read More