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Karl D – Good Vibration(Original & Hardstyle Mix)

A double release for today; if you’ve been keeping up with the site, you’ve heard half.

“Good Vibration” was an exclusive released originally as a part of FOUNDATION.  House aficionados(or maybe Marky Mark fans) will recognize the popular sample.

Lately, the bassline had been stuck in my head, although I heard it a different way than was originally rendered.  The hard dance angle is a good fit for this track, and a sharp contrast to the original.  The remix gains around 40 BPM over the original, as well as a rolling acid bassline and some ravey effects to pump up the excitement.

Funny thing is, I don’t even really care for the bulk of “Hardstyle” music, but sometimes sounds just fit a certain way.

“I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.”
-Dizzy Gillespie

Karl D – Good Vibration(right click and choose “Save As” to download)

Karl D – Good Vibration(Hardstyle mix)(right click and choose “Save As” to download)

Old Tracks: Pump It/Pump It 2014

“Pump It” was my first experiment with music production. According to my records, it was put together in 2001.

For the FOUNDATION mix, I put together a remix with a more modern feel. Lately I’ve been very inclined to update some of my own older material in this way: pick out the parts I liked when I put them together, and make the technical end a little sharper with the tricks I’ve picked up over the last decade or so.

At the time the first iteration came out, I was influenced by a lot of hard house, in particular Klubbheads, but wanted to put my own spin on it. The new version has some reference to the original, but has a much less frantic pace and a big room feel.

Karl D – Pump It(right click and choose Save As to download)

Karl D – Pump It 2014(right click and choose Save As to download)

randombeats.com Mix Series 07: FOUNDATION – Solid House for an Unstable World

“They might call it house because it’s not a serious production, or has to be planned…it’s just how you feel.  And when you want to say something, you just say it.”

-Unknown sample, House Connection Vol. 2, Bad Boy Bill and Richard “Humpty” Vission

House music never won an award for being complex.  In fact, the simple, escapist nature of house is not lost on me.

It’s for this reason that I feel a strong connection to house.  House has a way of making life’s problems seem insignificant; and in all it’s simplicity, there is so much opportunity and freedom.

This mix is a dose of straight-up house.  The tracks were overwhelmingly created specifically for this mix, which is one reason this has taken so long since the last mix.  With that said, the vision I’ve presented here is one that’s been brewing for some time.  There’s a variety of new remixes of old tracks, as well as some new material, like the other mixes in this series.

This is simple, feel good music, which doesn’t warrant any explanation greater than that.  From here, we can build so much.  Here, there is safety.  This is FOUNDATION. 

  1. (0:00)    2_01 (From random beats, vol. 2)
  2. (1:02)     Karl D – Pump It 2014
  3. (4:07)     Karl D – Feel The Rhythm
  4. (6:58)     Karl D – Foundation Loop 01
  5. (8:15)      Karl D – Foundation Loop 02
  6. (10:02)    Karl D – Awareness(House Mix)
  7. (12:54)     Karl D – Foundation Loop 03
  8. (15:45)     Karl D – Good Vibration
  9. (18:03)    Karl D – True North
  10. (21:28)     Jeff Beal – House Of Cards(Karl D House Mix)
Karl D – FOUNDATION(right click and choose “Save As” to download)

Karl D – Reactor(Remix)

Similar to the last offering, this remix was made specifically for SHOCKEDand also made a dramatic departure from a more subdued original.

This was intentionally simple.  “Reactor” had an existing electro influence in the form of the synth.  That was about the only part that stayed in the remix, but I liked the way that the stripped down drums and the synth turned this remix into a more “raw” version.

Karl D – Reactor(Remix)(Right click and choose Save As to download)

Karl D – Dante’s Revenge

This is one of the featured selections in the recent Electro mix I did.

For the uninitiated, this is a remix of an old favorite of mine.   The pace is changed dramatically in this version, and adds some “dancefloor heat” that the original could not be farther from.

 

Karl D  – Dante’s Revenge(Right click and choose Save As to download)

randombeats.com Mix Series 05: SHOCKED – The Electro House and Breaks Connection

“That’s the thing about house,” a friend once said to me at a party, “It sure is reliable”.

I think he was right, and the same can be said about breakbeat. Fads come and go, but house and breaks are the pillars that hold up electronic music.

Simple ideas are typically the ones that don’t need changing. The way electronic music has survived over the years is by keeping to the basics.

The first movement of this mix represents a modern interpretation of electro – an exciting set of mid-tempo, aggressive house. You’ll notice a couple of remixes in this half especially that were created just for this mix(and will be released on this site for general download soon).
Halfway through, this mix switches gears, going into breaks territory. The tracks in this set all are quite modern from a production standpoint, but all owe a great deal to the original electro-breaks sound of the 1980s that gave birth to modern electronic music culture.

This is SHOCKED.

1st Movement:  Electro House

  1. (0:00)      Karl D – Dante’s Revenge
  2. (02:25)    Karl D – Logic Bomb
  3. (05:05)    Karl D – Reactor(Remix)
  4. (06:41)     Karl D – Shocking
  5. (10:57)     Robyn – Dancing on My Own

2nd Movement:  Electro Breaks

  1.  (15:34)     Karl D – 4_07(from random beats, vol. 4)
  2. (17:58)     Karl D – So Many Different People
  3. (20:23)     Karl D – 3_11(from random beats, vol. 3)
  4. (24:14)      Above and Beyond – Indonesia
  5. (26:38)     Karl D – Typhoon

 

Karl D – Shocked(Right click and choose Save As to download)

5_01

The random beats series returns with the first entry in Volume 5!

This extra-large sized beat has taken some time to complete.  The entire thing has a very chilly sound to it.  As we move into the colder months of the year, I thought this would be a fitting start to the 5th volume.

4_06

If I had to describe this post in one word, it would be “Floaty”.

This spaced-out electro jam has some really techy instruments providing the melody, including the drums.

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