solipsistic NATION No. 311: Head Cold

I’m keeping today’s show mellow. I’ve got a cold and I wanted to convey to you sonically what I’m feeling. I’m also not going to talk too much on today’s show because my throat is still alittle sore and I never know when I might cough and you don’t want to hear that. You can find me on Twitter at @solipsistic or at @josephaleo. Want to hear more great music? Go check out my brothers and sisters at futuremusic.fm! Okay, time for me drink... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 308: DJ Food, Live

Today on solipsistic NATION DJ Food‘s Strictly Kev returns with a live set that was performed in a… really unexpected place. In a planetarium. The FullDome UK, to be exact. Before we get to DJ Food, a couple of things. First, I want to thank everyone for sticking around and coming back to solipsistic NATION during my absence. It really means a lot to me. I know, you’re busy, you could be listening to another podcast, or watching a movie or playing a video game... Read More

Song of the Day: “Panic in Funkytown” by Blockhead

Blockhead can do no wrong in my book, as his track “Panic in Funkytown” from his excellent Interludes After Midnight proves all too well. Blockhead can do no wrong in my book, as his track “Panic in Funkytown” from his excellent Interludes After Midnight proves all too well. Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 307: The Code to My Heart

Today on solipsistic NATION… Never before in human history has so much information been available to so many people. You’d think that would be a good thing, right? But it can be overwhelming. What to do? Zite CEO Mark Johnson offers a solution on how to deliver your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos right to your phone or tablet. I’ve been using Zite the last couple of years to help me stay on top of everything that’s going on in... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 299: The Best Electronic Music of 2012

In the six years of producing solipsistic NATION I’ve never done a “best of show.” There are a couple of reasons for that. One reason is because there are already enough record stores, magazines and blogs doing a much better job of curating music from the last year than I am. Hell, the Headphone Commute blog dedicates an entire month looking back at the last year alone. But honestly, I could never care enough to get my act together to do this kind of show. I... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 285: Song of the Day

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, that I can’t possibly play all of it even on a weekly one hour program. There’s just... Read More

Song of the Day: “Train” by Sasha Ponkratov

“Train” by Sasha Ponkratov. How has Sasha not been on solipsistic NATION yet? I must remedy that. “Train” by Sasha Ponkratov. How has Sasha not been on solipsistic NATION yet? I must remedy that. Read More

Song of the Day: “Meet You At Tower Records” by Blockhead

“Meet You At Tower Records” from Blockhead‘s Interludes After Midnight album. Looks like this week’s unfolding into a trip hop soundtrack. Nothing wrong with that. Tony Simon, are you reading this? Love to have you on the show! “Meet You At Tower Records” from Blockhead‘s Interludes After Midnight album. Looks like this week’s unfolding into a trip hop soundtrack. Nothing wrong with that. Tony Simon, are you reading... Read More

Song of the Day: “Affectations” by DJ Shadow

“Affectations” from DJ Shadow‘s Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996 album. Why does nearly every song by DJ Shadow sound like it was composed in the rain? Free download of “Affectations” here. “Affectations” from DJ Shadow‘s Total Breakdown: Hidden Transmissions From The MPC Era, 1992-1996 album. Why does nearly every song by DJ Shadow sound like it was composed in the rain?... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 278: #twittermix4

Welcome to #twittermix4! And here’s the part where I explain what that means. Explaining what it means is actually one of the #twittermix traditions. So here we go… When I first joined Twitter there wasn’t a lot of labels or musicians on Twitter, which made it almost useless as far solipsistic NATION was concerned. But I stuck around and gradually more and more labels and musicians came online on Twitter, which is also right about the time when Twitter became... Read More