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Featuring the best of all genres of electronic music!

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Mutamassik, Live

EToday on solipsistic NATION we'll hear a live set from Giulia Loli from Mutamassik, which was originally recorded for Fari Bradley's Six Pillars radio show on Resonance FM to promote Giulia's 2012 release, Rekkez, out on Ini.itu Records. In fact, there are quite a few tracks from Rekkez on today's live set. We'll also talk to Giulia about balancing artistry with industry, and her growth as an artist, musician and as a DJ. Today's show is eight years in the making. When I launched solipsistic NATION podcasts were a new thing and most people didn't know what a podcast actually was, which made it difficult when I would email labels and ask for them to send me promotional CDs for the show. And even if a label knew what a podcast was I didn't have the audience that I do now, so why mail out music to show that only had a few hundred listeners? I can't blame them, really. But one label I did approach was generous enough to send a CD. I had read a review about Mutamassik's album, Masri Mokk...

87 MIN2013 DEC 1
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Mutamassik, Live

Khafru, Live

Great show for you today! We're going to hear a live, in-studio performance from Khafru. But first, I've got some sad news to announce. Cheb i Sabbah died last week of stomach cancer. For those of you who didn't know him, Chebi was a musician and composer from San Francisco. If there's a genre that would describe his music I guess it would be worldbeat, but that doesn't adequately describe the richness, complexity and the beauty of Chebi's artistry. I first discovered Chebi late last century in 1995 when I purchased Sub Rosa's Ancient Light and the Blackcore at Newbury Comics in Boston. The album featured field recordings of Yanomami shamans, Seefeel, Scorn and Timothy Leary remixed by some guy called Cheb i Sabbah. The track by Chebi was called "Why Are You Here?" Timothy Leary waxed psychedelic on the meaning of our existence and was supported by Chebi's timeless, cosmic music. It was mind blowing stuff. From that point on, Cheb i Sabbah was on my radar so when Sub Rosa released a...

79 MIN2013 NOV 17
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Khafru, Live

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 or reading a book... but you're here, right now with me. Thanks. And thanks for listening to the last edition of solipsistic NATION that featured Grouse, The Other Guy, and today's guest, DJ Food. I'm really proud of that show. It was firing all cylinders. The music was unquestionably great, and the interviews were great, too. A lot of heart. I don't know about you, but I got inspired when Grouse talked about chucking out all his old sounds and starting fresh for his new album. Sometimes you gotta destroy before you create. ...

68 MIN2013 NOV 3
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DJ Food, Live

Pepe Deluxé, Live

Got a great show for you today! We're going to rock out to Pepe Deluxé, live from the Tavastia Club in Helsinki. We'll also chat with Pepe Deluxé co-founder, Jari Salo. Before we talk with Jari, let's address the elephant in the living room. Where the hell have I been for the last three months!?! I wish I could tell you that I was on a tour around the globe, or that I was on a river boat, writing the great American novel, or something equally grandiose to justify my long absence. But I've got nothing–because I did absolutely nothing. And I think I needed it. Or must have needed it. solipsistic NATION has been growing by leaps and bounds the last year and once I started getting millions of downloads a month I kicked into over gear and took on a lot of ambitious projects for the show. Thing is, solipsistic NATION was already taking up almost every free moment of my life. Between constantly listening to new music to play on the show, arranging interviews and producing and promoting ...

90 MIN2013 AUG 13
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Pepe Deluxé, Live

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 the electronic music community. Through Zite I can read articles from such respected sources as The Quietus, Factmag, XLR8R and more. Electronic music related news is only one of the sources Zite offers. Politics, technology, arts and culture—Zite has it all! The Search Engine is the latest album from DJ Food, and it devours everything DJ Food has previously released even as it moves in new directions. I've been a fan of DJ Food as far back as late last century. I love the noirish psychedelic sounds and samples, and anyone who in...

69 MIN2013 AUG 12
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The Code to My Heart

wAgAwAgA, Live

Summer vacation is over and I'm back! I've been away for the last few months recharging my batteries. It takes a lot of work producing a show like solipsistic NATION and, quite frankly, I had hit the wall. Constantly listening to new music, reading music blogs, posting on social media—I just don't think it was healthy for me to be doing that nearly every free moment of each and every day. Let me expand on that a little bit. It's not just that I was listening to too much music, I was listening to too much bad music. People send me a lot of free music to review for the show and because people were kind enough to send me their music I felt obligated to listen to it. All of it. Unfortunately, statistically speaking, a lot of it is terrible. It's just the way it is. And I have to listen to a lot of it to find the good stuff, the stuff I feature on solipsistic NATION. I don't mind mediocre music because at least with mediocre music is not terrible, it's just mediocre. But bad music wound...

64 MIN2013 AUG 5
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wAgAwAgA, Live

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 playing with your expectations and revealing something new. That element of surprise may reveal something sacred or profane and, if done deftly, causes delight. Pop used to do this. In a way, it's what made pop music pop. But pop music has been so colonized by corporatism that it's rare that something fresh and new escapes into the wild. Hip hop used to do the same but it followed quickly in pop's footsteps at a gallop. Electronic music has relatively remained immune to the constraints of pop music and is free to play fast and loose with ou...

71 MIN2013 MAR 25
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Naboa Music

Elastic Bond, Live

What makes today's such a special show—aside from the music, which is great, by the way—is that today's show comes to you from Ty, who is both a listener and a friend of solipsistic NATION. Ty emailed me a few months ago and suggested that I might consider doing shows featuring Calima Shatiday and Elastic Bond. After checking out their music on iTunes I knew Ty was absolutely right, I had to have them on the show. Calima will appear on solipsistic NATION in the next few months, but today we're going to hear Elastic Bond's live DJ Mix! Andres and Sofy join me from their studio in Miami. We're actually did today's interview by video, which seems to be happening more and more on solipsistic NATION. Too bad you can't see it, Miami looks lovely. Elastic Bond's live DJ mix is fantastic and is chock full of their music and various remixes. Elastic Bond is a band and and electronic music is just one element they weave into their music. They're currently hard at work on their forthcoming a...

55 MIN2013 MAR 3
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Elastic Bond, Live

Narrative Mixing · First Movement · Land

If James Joyce was a DJ from America living in the 21st century then Ulysses just might have sounded like Mister Wi$E's Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land. That explains everything, right? No? Brett Wise is Mister Wi$E and Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land is his epic, sonic, surrealistic, psychedelic tale of our protagonist, making his way in the world using a vocabulary of a staggering amount of samples, songs and found sounds. Tell you what, why don't I just quote Brett wholesale. "What is the fundamental task of a DJ? "The idea for this sound project began with that question. My answer? Creating an experience tailored specifically to the context. Different contexts should equal entirely different listening experiences. More often than not DJs create mixes that are a mirror of what they've been doing in the club. That can be interesting and I've done it myself but I wanted to do something more suited to the solitary listener. "So in exploring the extremes of what I belie...

65 MIN2013 FEB 25
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Narrative Mixing · First Movement · Land

Spiritech Records

A few years ago I showcased Bak$hish Music, a collective of like-minded artists modeled after Hakim Bey‘s Temporary Autonomous Zone. Bak$hish Music was also indebted to the musical stylings of Bill Laswell, although they were a thing unto themselves with a roster of artists that included the likes of Lingua Lustra and Mauxuam. Some time afterwards I started seeing releases by a label called Spiritech Records. The label's name raised an eyebrow and when I looked further I noticed Spiritech Records predominantly featured music from Lingua Lustra. I really dug Lingua Lustra's music on Bak$hish Music and as much as I wanted to showcase Spiritech I decided to wait until they had filled out their own roster of artists. A few weeks ago spacesfm did a feature on Spiritech Records, which prompted me to check out how their catalog had grown and I was floored to see that the label had exploded! I wasted no time inviting the label's founder, Albet Borkent, to join us on today's show. Turns out...

66 MIN2013 FEB 10
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Spiritech Records

Latest Episodes

Mutamassik, Live

EToday on solipsistic NATION we'll hear a live set from Giulia Loli from Mutamassik, which was originally recorded for Fari Bradley's Six Pillars radio show on Resonance FM to promote Giulia's 2012 release, Rekkez, out on Ini.itu Records. In fact, there are quite a few tracks from Rekkez on today's live set. We'll also talk to Giulia about balancing artistry with industry, and her growth as an artist, musician and as a DJ. Today's show is eight years in the making. When I launched solipsistic NATION podcasts were a new thing and most people didn't know what a podcast actually was, which made it difficult when I would email labels and ask for them to send me promotional CDs for the show. And even if a label knew what a podcast was I didn't have the audience that I do now, so why mail out music to show that only had a few hundred listeners? I can't blame them, really. But one label I did approach was generous enough to send a CD. I had read a review about Mutamassik's album, Masri Mokk...

87 MIN2013 DEC 1
Comments
Mutamassik, Live

Khafru, Live

Great show for you today! We're going to hear a live, in-studio performance from Khafru. But first, I've got some sad news to announce. Cheb i Sabbah died last week of stomach cancer. For those of you who didn't know him, Chebi was a musician and composer from San Francisco. If there's a genre that would describe his music I guess it would be worldbeat, but that doesn't adequately describe the richness, complexity and the beauty of Chebi's artistry. I first discovered Chebi late last century in 1995 when I purchased Sub Rosa's Ancient Light and the Blackcore at Newbury Comics in Boston. The album featured field recordings of Yanomami shamans, Seefeel, Scorn and Timothy Leary remixed by some guy called Cheb i Sabbah. The track by Chebi was called "Why Are You Here?" Timothy Leary waxed psychedelic on the meaning of our existence and was supported by Chebi's timeless, cosmic music. It was mind blowing stuff. From that point on, Cheb i Sabbah was on my radar so when Sub Rosa released a...

79 MIN2013 NOV 17
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Khafru, Live

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 or reading a book... but you're here, right now with me. Thanks. And thanks for listening to the last edition of solipsistic NATION that featured Grouse, The Other Guy, and today's guest, DJ Food. I'm really proud of that show. It was firing all cylinders. The music was unquestionably great, and the interviews were great, too. A lot of heart. I don't know about you, but I got inspired when Grouse talked about chucking out all his old sounds and starting fresh for his new album. Sometimes you gotta destroy before you create. ...

68 MIN2013 NOV 3
Comments
DJ Food, Live

Pepe Deluxé, Live

Got a great show for you today! We're going to rock out to Pepe Deluxé, live from the Tavastia Club in Helsinki. We'll also chat with Pepe Deluxé co-founder, Jari Salo. Before we talk with Jari, let's address the elephant in the living room. Where the hell have I been for the last three months!?! I wish I could tell you that I was on a tour around the globe, or that I was on a river boat, writing the great American novel, or something equally grandiose to justify my long absence. But I've got nothing–because I did absolutely nothing. And I think I needed it. Or must have needed it. solipsistic NATION has been growing by leaps and bounds the last year and once I started getting millions of downloads a month I kicked into over gear and took on a lot of ambitious projects for the show. Thing is, solipsistic NATION was already taking up almost every free moment of my life. Between constantly listening to new music to play on the show, arranging interviews and producing and promoting ...

90 MIN2013 AUG 13
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Pepe Deluxé, Live

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 the electronic music community. Through Zite I can read articles from such respected sources as The Quietus, Factmag, XLR8R and more. Electronic music related news is only one of the sources Zite offers. Politics, technology, arts and culture—Zite has it all! The Search Engine is the latest album from DJ Food, and it devours everything DJ Food has previously released even as it moves in new directions. I've been a fan of DJ Food as far back as late last century. I love the noirish psychedelic sounds and samples, and anyone who in...

69 MIN2013 AUG 12
Comments
The Code to My Heart

wAgAwAgA, Live

Summer vacation is over and I'm back! I've been away for the last few months recharging my batteries. It takes a lot of work producing a show like solipsistic NATION and, quite frankly, I had hit the wall. Constantly listening to new music, reading music blogs, posting on social media—I just don't think it was healthy for me to be doing that nearly every free moment of each and every day. Let me expand on that a little bit. It's not just that I was listening to too much music, I was listening to too much bad music. People send me a lot of free music to review for the show and because people were kind enough to send me their music I felt obligated to listen to it. All of it. Unfortunately, statistically speaking, a lot of it is terrible. It's just the way it is. And I have to listen to a lot of it to find the good stuff, the stuff I feature on solipsistic NATION. I don't mind mediocre music because at least with mediocre music is not terrible, it's just mediocre. But bad music wound...

64 MIN2013 AUG 5
Comments
wAgAwAgA, Live

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 playing with your expectations and revealing something new. That element of surprise may reveal something sacred or profane and, if done deftly, causes delight. Pop used to do this. In a way, it's what made pop music pop. But pop music has been so colonized by corporatism that it's rare that something fresh and new escapes into the wild. Hip hop used to do the same but it followed quickly in pop's footsteps at a gallop. Electronic music has relatively remained immune to the constraints of pop music and is free to play fast and loose with ou...

71 MIN2013 MAR 25
Comments
Naboa Music

Elastic Bond, Live

What makes today's such a special show—aside from the music, which is great, by the way—is that today's show comes to you from Ty, who is both a listener and a friend of solipsistic NATION. Ty emailed me a few months ago and suggested that I might consider doing shows featuring Calima Shatiday and Elastic Bond. After checking out their music on iTunes I knew Ty was absolutely right, I had to have them on the show. Calima will appear on solipsistic NATION in the next few months, but today we're going to hear Elastic Bond's live DJ Mix! Andres and Sofy join me from their studio in Miami. We're actually did today's interview by video, which seems to be happening more and more on solipsistic NATION. Too bad you can't see it, Miami looks lovely. Elastic Bond's live DJ mix is fantastic and is chock full of their music and various remixes. Elastic Bond is a band and and electronic music is just one element they weave into their music. They're currently hard at work on their forthcoming a...

55 MIN2013 MAR 3
Comments
Elastic Bond, Live

Narrative Mixing · First Movement · Land

If James Joyce was a DJ from America living in the 21st century then Ulysses just might have sounded like Mister Wi$E's Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land. That explains everything, right? No? Brett Wise is Mister Wi$E and Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land is his epic, sonic, surrealistic, psychedelic tale of our protagonist, making his way in the world using a vocabulary of a staggering amount of samples, songs and found sounds. Tell you what, why don't I just quote Brett wholesale. "What is the fundamental task of a DJ? "The idea for this sound project began with that question. My answer? Creating an experience tailored specifically to the context. Different contexts should equal entirely different listening experiences. More often than not DJs create mixes that are a mirror of what they've been doing in the club. That can be interesting and I've done it myself but I wanted to do something more suited to the solitary listener. "So in exploring the extremes of what I belie...

65 MIN2013 FEB 25
Comments
Narrative Mixing · First Movement · Land

Spiritech Records

A few years ago I showcased Bak$hish Music, a collective of like-minded artists modeled after Hakim Bey‘s Temporary Autonomous Zone. Bak$hish Music was also indebted to the musical stylings of Bill Laswell, although they were a thing unto themselves with a roster of artists that included the likes of Lingua Lustra and Mauxuam. Some time afterwards I started seeing releases by a label called Spiritech Records. The label's name raised an eyebrow and when I looked further I noticed Spiritech Records predominantly featured music from Lingua Lustra. I really dug Lingua Lustra's music on Bak$hish Music and as much as I wanted to showcase Spiritech I decided to wait until they had filled out their own roster of artists. A few weeks ago spacesfm did a feature on Spiritech Records, which prompted me to check out how their catalog had grown and I was floored to see that the label had exploded! I wasted no time inviting the label's founder, Albet Borkent, to join us on today's show. Turns out...

66 MIN2013 FEB 10
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Spiritech Records
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