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This track is like a random beats 2-for-1 sale.  Starting out as a uniform techno stomper, the tempo is modulated midway through to transform this minimal caterpillar into a paranoid dubstep butterfly.  There is sharp contrast between the two parts, despite using the same bass instrument.


Simple in it’s execution, but not without some technicality, this chilled-out dubstep track has 2 dueling basslines which compete for superiority while the electric piano adds some great texture.


We’ve got some seriously spooky dubstep on tap today, and its melodic wobbly bassline is in the spotlight.  The lack of variation in the wobble means this isn’t the most complex or “intelligent” dubstep track, but I made the choice to keep it simple.   Other sounds put in just for the sake of excitement would have threatened the chilled-out nature of this track.


Today’s offering consists of some chilled-out dubstep that I find has a mysterious quality. The deep bells that start near the beginning was one of the last elements I put in here, but I think the effect really nails down the rhythm and melody, and supplements the bass in the low end department.

Karl D – Toxin

I completed this track in record time.  In less than 24 hours I went from the conceptual phases of this production to a full blown 5-minute song.  I thought this track deserved a little extra recognition because of what I considered to be a high production value.  Dubstep fans will probably consider this a little more mainstream than some of my other downtempo/chillout oriented dubstep.

Headphones or good bass speakers reccomended – this wobbly track will give those subs a workout!


Dub music has become an increasingly effective medium for me.  I had lots of fun making the last “pure” dub tune in the random beats series – 1_04.

This new dub tune is still uptempo and modern enough that we can call it dubstep.  It started with the childlike keyboard sound throughout the track.  However, along the way I became tempted to turn up the “whiteboy reggae dial” to 11, which brought in the piano elements.  Overall I’m very pleased with how it turned out.

Karl D – Wurble(Dubstep Mix)

The next remix from the Existential Funk Remix EP(Coming soon to the downloads section) is of what became one of my favorite songs from the album.  The psychedelic tech-house track is transformed in this dubstep remix, accentuatting the dub influence and changing the melody slightly without differentiating it too much from the original(If you haven’t heard it yet, you can stream or buy it on the Existential Funk page).

This was a great remix to do mostly because of the vivid transformation the track took on.

Karl D – Futuredub

“I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid… you’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries. A world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.”

-Keanu Reeves, The Matrix

This is one of two new songs that will be released for free in the Downloads section as part of the forthcoming  Existential Funk: Remixes and B-Sides EP.

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