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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.

Shocking

Shocking

Electrifying house with a drum and bass rework.

Karl D
Shocking - Multi-Store Link

“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

Fractal / Cubism - Multi-Store Link

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.

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life.refactored

life.refactored

A total album remix of life.remixed.

Karl D

Just a little over 6 years ago, I released life.remixed. Similar to what I was able to do for Existential Funk, I wanted to somehow update the release for it’s 5th anniversary.

I’ve been working on this for almost 2 years now, and today I am ready to release this “special edition” of life.remixed: life.refactored.

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pseudorandom

pseudorandom

Beats by the pound.

Karl D

The “random beats” series (the namesake of this site) was a collection of Karl D productions which were intended to be a more stripped-down standard of music production than full length albums and single releases. This series spanned 61 tracks across 5 volumes, at 2 hours, 30 minutes of music. Although the domain name preceded the series, it provided the inspiration for the nameless tracks, focusing on the music itself.

pseudorandom is a curated collection of the series, focusing on 14 standout productions (according to yours truly). The release of this compilation offers these tracks in the highest quality ever available.

Foundation

Foundation

Solid house for an unstable world.

Karl D
Foundation - Multi-Store Link

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.

Existential Funk

Existential Funk

The original epic that started it all.

Karl D

2008 marked the year of Karl D’s debut commercial album, Existential Funk. The album is a diverse mix of minimal techno, drum and bass, trance, breakbeat, trip-hop, and house.