Today 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 Mokkassar: Definitive Works in XLR8R, back when it was still a print magazine. Definitive Works had been released by Sound-Ink Records and they sent me Mutamassik's LP without questions or hassle. Like I said, podcasts were an unknown quantity back then, so it meant a lot to me that Sound-Ink took me seriously enough to send me Mutamassik's album. And it was a great album! I played it on the show and I played it on my iPod constantly. Someday, I told myself, I'm going to have Mutamassik on the show as a guest so I could get to know the person behind all this fantastic music! That day is today. It took months of planning and aligning our schedules but it finally happened. Join us again next week. I'm still getting my ducks in a row but I think our guests will be Known Rebel's Germán Escandell and Jaime Irles. See you then! Mutamassik "Babomb" Interview with Giulia Loli of Mutamassik Mutamassik "Live"