solipsistic NATION No. 304: Naboa Music

Stop me if I’ve said this before. Or skip ahead a few paragraphs. Whatever. After spending the last six years or so producing edition after edition of solipsistic NATION I finally figured out one of the important reasons I love electronic music so much and that reason is surprise and delight. I’m surprised it took me so long to work that out because it’s blindingly obvious—one of the first things they teach you in art—in fact, is surprise. It’s... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 274: Magicore Voltron Mega Mix

On today’s show we’re going to experience the Voltron Mega Mix lovingly put together by [tlr], tooth_eye, A Beautiful Lotus, Johan Ess and Joshua Decker to celebrate Magicore‘s two year anniversary. You remember Magicore, don’t you? They only put together one of my favorite editions of solipsistic NATION evah! Only this time they’re mix is darker, sinister, heavier and far more dangerous. But don’t worry, it’s still just as fun! “And... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 268: Secret Archives of the Vatican

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to reveal the hidden truths behind the Secret Archives of the Vatican… podcast. I don’t listen to many electronic music podcasts because: I simply don’t have the time, and; Most electronic music podcasts bore me, even good ones. For example, I love dubstep, but after listening to three or four episodes of a dubstep podcast, I begin to lose interest. I need variety. Some of the podcasts I do enjoy are Both Sides... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 267: Feedback Loop Label

Back in the day, if I heard and album I dug and wanted to find out what music label had released it I simply had to look at the CD or cassette or even an album cover. These days, despite the amazing advances in technology, it’s not so easy. If I’m walking down the streets of San Diego, as I often do, listening to music on my iPhone and hear a track that I like I can quickly check out the name of the track and the artist but not which label released the album. But at... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 262: Immigrant Breast Nest

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to select tracks from Immigrant Breast Nest, a wonderful netlabel that was founded to present NYC’s best in weird, mostly electronic, underground music. Bit of background on today’s show. Dan Abatemarco and fellow musician and partner in crime, David B. Applegate, are the agent provocateurs of Immigrant Brest Nest and they join us today to tell us more about their label. I first met Dan back in 2010 when I was putting together... 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

solipsistic NATION No. 219: spontanMusik

I’ve been showcasing labels on solipsistic NATION for four years. There are still a few labels I’d like to feature on the show like Warp Records and Astralwerks but I’m pretty close to checking off every label on my wish list. More and more I’ve been relying on you tell me which labels to feature on future shows. A few months back Pixieguts‘ Marie Craven suggested that I give spontanMusik a listen. Marie has excellent taste in music so I went to the... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 216: Bak$hish Music

Once a month on solipsistic NATION I showcase a label that is putting out such amazing music that I am compelled to share that music with you. On today’s show we’re going to listen to select tracks from artists on Bak$hish Music. Bak$hish Music isn’t so much a label as a collective of like-minded artists modeled after Hakim Bey‘s Temporary Autonomous Zone (the socio-political tactic of creating temporary spaces that elude formal structures of control). Bak$hish... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 207: Ektoplazm

From time to time I’ll ask listeners on Twitter and Facebook which labels I should showcase on solipsistic NATION and time and time again people have demanded that I do a feature on Ektoplazm, a psytrance netlabel. Amazingly enough, this is the first all-psytrance show on solipsistic NATION. In fact, I’ve played next to no psytrance on solipsistic NATION. The reason is simple. I’m not a fan of psytrance. Just about every psytrance track I’ve heard sounds... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 184: Planet Terror Records

Today on solipsistic NATION we’re going to showcase music from Planet Terror Records. Planet Terror Records is a netlabel that offers a wide variety of electronic music from genres like ambient, idm, dubstep and broken beat from artists like Adam Kroll, B1t Crunch3r and Titus Twelve. Planet Terror Records was founded by Sam Walby and Fred Oxby and they’ve put together a really mix for today’s show that has a lot of different moods and styles that will give you... Read More