After a bit of a hiatus, I’m back on Spotify!
Click the link below to follow me on that site. There are a lot of new releases to explore!
Another year is over, and it’s time again to celebrate my favorite tunes of the year. This is the 5th annual Recap, following the 4 years past:
I didn’t think I would do a Top 5 list this year, but I always like taking the time to think about the music that has excited me over the last year.
Like all of the previous posts, I’m using this space to highlight some of my own influences – which have come in the form of individual tracks as well as mixes from standout DJs on podcasts and promotional mixes around the web that I’ve listened to through the year.
Please enjoy this selection of mixes and tracks from these hardworking artists, and if possible, support them any way you can. These lists are in no particular order.
Top 5 Tracks:
Top 5 Mixes:
I’m pleased to announce the release of the 5th Anniversary Special Edition of Existential Funk.
This has been in the works for a while, but needed the right platform to jump off. This feels right to do – I wanted to commemorate the anniversary of the album’s initial release in 2008 in a meaningful way. The package includes the original album, along with both remix EPs that went with the project all those years ago. Plus, you’ll receive a PDF booklet containing “the complete history” of the album, as well as individual commentary from me on each track on the release.
This release is being featured in the Groupees Community 2 Bundle, where you can name your price to get more than 12 other albums, books, and games, along with my own release. It’s a tremendous bargain, and part of your purchase can go to The Enough Project, a group committed to ending crimes against humanity.
I’m proud to have my release featured in this way, and excited to release this album to you as a part of this bundle. Right now, the only way to get the Existential Funk – 5th Anniversary Special Edition is in the Groupees Community 2 bundle, so head there to grab your copy. This bundle is only active for the next 2 weeks, so act fast.
“Can we solve this problem with MORE freedom instead of less?”
Legal eagles who frequent the Legal page on this site(there may not be many of you) may have noticed a change recently: The copyright which applied to all content has been changed to a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike license.
This change includes all current and future releases, as well as retroactively for all the previously released EPs, and the random beats series.
Because of this, you are now free to share or modify the content, as long as you attribute the original work to Karl D, and share your content with the same or similar license. You don’t even have to ask for consent – but I’d love to hear about it on the contact page!
In fact, I’d been planning this change for a while, but it seemed like an appropriate time given the discussion of copyright online.
I hope you continue to enjoy listening – and enjoy your freedom.
randombeats.com is not blacking out for the day, but stands in solidarity with those that do.
PIPA/SOPA is legislation intended to protect copyrights. Instead, it keeps the rich and powerful…rich and powerful, while damaging the right of citizens to speak freely on the internet. Besides that, many tech experts agree that the methods that would be used to enforce the legislation could damage the way the Internet works. Simply put, the legislation is dangerous to an American’s right to free speech as well as our Internet infrastructure.
If passed, the idea of “Fair Use” would essentially be non-existent on the internet.
Most of the content on this site is original – but as designed, SOPA/PIPA would allow randombeats.com(and other sites like it) to be effectively taken down(or “go dark”) at the mere suggestion of copyright infringement.
Read more about the issue here: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/01/websites-dark-in-revolt/
Follow the money: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-h3261/money
You may notice things are a little different around here. I have changed the theme to one I hope will be a little easier on the eyes while not changing the overall “brand” of the site too much. Please pardon my dust while I continue to get things worked out on the new theme.
Please note the “pages”, including the Free Downloads section, are now accessible from the top of the page.
Did you know you could access the feed from a PSP? In addition to getting the feed via podcast in iTunes, This is one of the best ways to get randombeats.com free content on the go. You can stream music on the fly, or download entire tracks to listen to later.
Simply point your RSS reader in your PSP to http://randombeats.com/feed.
At this point – I know you’re listening :). randombeats.com has always been, in it’s various forms, a free resource. I will never consider advertising from a 3rd party to pay for this site.
…That said, I don’t have any trouble plugging my own goods once in a very great while. The costs for this website are small, and if you like what you hear, please consider helping out by paying for Karl D’s album Existential Funk. Here are the top 5 reasons it’s reccomended you buy this album.