Sole & Submedia Release "Trap News"

History has shown us that voting on elections accomplishes next to nothing, and that real lasting revolutionary change is won through hard work, by real people self organizing, and not by elected politicians. Yet every four years, the spectacle of the Democrats VS Republicans entices millions and makes them forget these proven facts. Trap News is our friendly (and funny, we hope) reminder of this.

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This was a collaboration between and Denver based MC, SOLE (
The beats were provided by the one and only DJ Pain 1 (
Obama was played by Brer Rabbit of Flobots (
Alas ( was kind enough to take a break from her land defense work of stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline, to give us a few dope rhymes.
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Pat Boyle shot the video and Yasamin Holland did the make up and styling.

Extra special thanks to Hugo and Giordano from Juice Rap News for providing the inspiration on this one.

For a further critique of elections visit the good folks from CrimethInc. Or read “What is Democracy?” by Peter Gelderloos

Sole & DJ Pain 1 Nihilismo in Europe:

Sept 27th Limoges Le Phare fr
Sept 28th Tarnac, fr
Sept 29th Montreuil La Pêche Café fr
Sept 30th Bourges Nadir fr
Oct 01st Niort Camji fr
Oct 04th Lyon Periscope fr
Oct 05th Toulouse Metronum fr
Oct 06th Saint Nazaire VIP fr
Oct 07th Angoulême Le Mars fr
Oct 08th Chateauneuf de Gadagne Akwaba fr
Oct 10th Bruxelles Magasin 4 Belgium
Oct 11th Strasbourg Mudd Club fr
Oct 12th Metz le 7(7) fr
Oct 13th Audincourt Moloco fr
Oct 14th La Chaux de Fonds Bikini Test Switzerland
Oct 15th Chalon sur Saône Lapéniche fr
Oct 18th Geneva switzerland TBC
Oct 19th Linz STWK Austria
Oct 20th Hamburg Goldener Salon Germany
Oct 21st Leipzig Zoro Germany
Oct 22nd OFF in Leipzig
Oct 23rd Posdam Black fleck Germany
Oct 24th Vienna TBC Austria
Oct 25th Graz PPC Austria
Oct 26th Oberhausen Drucklufthaus Germany
Oct 27th Clermont Ferrand Raymond Bar fr
Oct 29th Athens, GR Antifa Live


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Nihilismo Tour Across These So Called United States

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Tour Dates:
For booking inquiries contact oliverbookingco at gmail

4/28 MPLS @ Triple Rock Social Club Buy Tickets
4/29 Chicago @ Eco House
4/30 Evansville IN @ PG Cafe
5/1 Cincinnati @ Urban Artifact
5/3 Ithaca NY @ Loft @ Chanticleer
5/4 Brooklyn @ Bell House "Assassin Papers" Release Party w/ Jeremy Scahill & Glen Greenwald. 
5/4 Brooklyn @ Aviv Buy Tickets
5/5 DC @ Heaven & Hell
5/6 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 Buy Tickets
5/7 Atlanta @ Mammal Gallery Buy Tickets
5/8 New Orleans @ United Bakery Gallery
5/9 ATX @ North Door
5/11 SATX @ Limelight Buy Tickets
5/12 ABQ @ Launchpad
5/13 Phoenix @ Hive Gallery
5/14 Las Vegas @ TBA
5/16 San Diego @ Soda Bar
5/17 La Puente @ Bridgetown
5/18 LA @ Low End Theory
5/19 SF @ Elbo Room
5/20 Arcata CA @ Richards Goat
5/21 PDX @ Annares Infoshop
5/22 Seattle @ Vera Project Buy Tickets
5/23 Boise @ Feral House
5/24 SLC @ Kilby Court Buy Tickets
5/26 CO Springs @ Flux Capacitor
5/27 Denver @ 7th Circle
5/28 Lincoln NE @ Bourbon Theatre Buy Tickets
5/29 Eau Claire @ The Plus Mainroom

European & Canadian dates to be announced soon.

Sole & DJ Pain 1 Announce Kickstarter for Nihilismo

2 Years after the release of their critically acclaimed album Death Drive, Sole & DJ Pain 1 announce the follow-up album, “Nihilismo.” This album embodies the overlap of their music with the world of activism and journalism. Nihilismo is a revolutionary hip-hop album that challenges the nihilism of modern life, of late stage capitalism and of a world that seems to have no future. It is a DIY testament to how both artists have plotted a way out of that despair through DIY ethics and a life of making working class, yet revolutionary music.  To be released on collaboration with Fake Four Inc. & Alpha Pup.

The winning collaboration between indy rap iconoclast and platinum producer DJ Pain 1 has resulted in truly original music that has been heralded by industry standards including 2DopeBoyz and Spin, as well as popular radical media platforms such as Russia Today and Truthout. Featuring contributions from punk rock icon Chris Hanna of Propagandhi, anarchist author Scott Crow, Decomposure, Fake Four label head Ceschi, Jah Boogie, Church Fire and The Delta Mirror, "Nihilismo" pushes the boundaries of the genre. The album also includes the title track for the upcoming documentary on Drone whistleblowers, "National Bird," which recently premiered at the Berlin Film Festival to rave reviews.

Your support will allow us to press up vinyl for our new album and make a vinyl version of our last project, Death Drive. With your supportive pre-orders and donations, we will mix the album, & get it mastered.

Solecast 22 w/ Alexander Reid Ross on The Rise of Fascism in the US & The Global Land Grab

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Interview Recorded at the 3rd annual Phoenix Anti-capitalist Conference

Fresh from reporting from inside the Oregon Militia standoff, Alexander “Sasha” Reid Ross speaks with Sole on his work. Sasha is a co-moderator for the Earth First! Newswire, author, and contributor to Counterpunch & Its Going Down. His most recent book “Grabbing Back,” out now on AK Press is about the battle over public space. Sole & Sasha have a critical discussion of the Oregon Militia Standoff, its wider implication for the right wing/ patriot movement in the states, and tie it in with the struggle all over the world over public space.

Topics discussed include:

  • Oregon Militia Stand-off and fascist elements that played a role in it.
  • The link between the so called “patriot” movement, their white supremacist roots and a brief but highly informative history of the modern movement.
  • The long term implications of Donald Trump’s electoral bid & the origins of the racist language he uses.
  • “The Global Land Grab” and the battle over the commons and private property being waged all over the world.
  • The interconnected-ness of the struggle between the global loss of urban and rural land public space.

Solecast 21 "Post-Work Politics" w/ Brendan McQuade

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Solecast 21 is an interview with DePaul University adjunct Professor Brendan Mcquade.  Brendan is a writer for Jacobin Magazine & Counterpunch, he is currently teaching a course at De Paul about “Post Work Politics, Digital Labor & Surveillance.”  The conversation is a highly informative talk on what modern day labor struggles could look like in the wake of Black Lives Matter & Occupy.

Topics discussed include:

  • The precarious class
  • Basic income for all & moving beyond petty labor demands
  • Building on the labor & income concepts put forth Martin Luther King & Black Power movements
  • Digital labor
  • Reproductive labor & womens rights
  • Fusion centers as “urban pacification” & an in depth look at how that has played out in Camden, New Jersey

Solecast 20 "Rojava Special" w/ Janet Biehl

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Rojava Special with Janet Biehl

A discussion with Janet Biehl on Rojava and the works of Murray Bookchin. We go in-depth on how people in Kurdish region are developing an autonomous, democratic, stateless society in the midst of a warzone. Popular for being the most effective fighting force standing up to ISIS/Daesh(see Kobane), what is really happening here has largely been ignored in the mainstream media. What do democratic institutions look like in the cantons? How do you create real feminist institutions in a traditionally male dominated society? What do alternatives to policing and jailing look like? How do you create a horizontal, liberated society while under siege?

The discussion is framed around the Murray Bookchin’s life-long critical exploration of revolutionary ideas and praxis. We talk about Murray's evolution from Marxism, to social ecology, to post-scarcity anarchism to communalism and how this constant exploration of ideas have helped form the basis for a revolutionary society in the heart of the Middle East.

Janet Biehl’s new book, “Ecology or Catastrophe” is available now through Oxford Books.