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The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Permanent vacation.

Karl D

November may be pretty late for an album called The Endless Summer to be released, but it depends on your perspective.

The Endless Summer is a (tropical) departure from most of my work, all the tracks come in at 110 bpm, and bring some heavy island inspiration.

Bring Me Joy

Bring Me Joy

Seriously uplifting euphoric hard dance.

Karl D
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Although this turned out practically happy-hardcore adjacent, it started with a (maybe surprisingly?) much darker vibe – I think it turned out the right way, reflecting in the melody what the words were saying.

The new single is accompanied with “The Exchange (Hard House Mix)“, a ravey hard house remix of a favorite from Existential Funk.

Dawn of the Dread

Dawn of the Dread

Scary big basslines.

Karl D

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The original “Dawn of the Dread” came out in 2015, but was re-released in this single in 2021.

I wanted to have the remix in time for a Halloween 2020 release (which would have put it at about 5 years to the day after the original), but it just didn’t happen. After getting a little more time to bake, the remix gave this slow-roller breakbeat track some “oomph” with a proper drum & bass remix.

Speaking in Tongues/Shrieker

Speaking in Tongues/Shrieker

Two solid hard dance tracks back to back.

Karl D
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The premier track on this one is Speaking in Tongues, a hard, fast slice of hard dance which draws a lot of influence from psytrance. I suppose this follows a thread I started with The Gateless Gate but with a little more gas.

The B-side Shrieker has a little different energy, but doesen’t underwhelm; this bouncy hard house track has an equally dark vibe with a bit of modern “donk” which will give your subwoofer a workout.

Shocking

Shocking

Electrifying house with a drum and bass rework.

Karl D
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“Shocking” could now be considered an older favorite of mine (Way back from 2013!), having been a central part of the mix SHOCKED. Although there weren’t enough originals in this mix to warrant an EP release, I really liked this track.

I had been thinking about this track a lot recently, and got inspired to create a drum & bass remix. This fits in really well with the original’s electro style while updating it with some more energy and modern touches. I think the remix is the high point of this release, but I also still like the original.

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in-flight

in-flight

Buckle your seatbelts.

Karl D

in-flight is a short EP of experimental tech-house. All of the songs were composed exclusively onboard flights on PHX-PHL and PHX-MFR routes. The tracks are presented in a continuous mix (the intended listening experience) as well as individually.

Fractal / Cubism

Fractal / Cubism

On the edge of chaos.

Karl D

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As the name “Fractal” implies; a complex, multipartite piece which weaves in a few different directions. Cerebral, minimal acid techno.

“Cubism” is a techy track which starts with subtle space and peaks with a big acidic bassline. Minimal, yet big on the buildup.