Karl K Needs (Y)our Help!

by | Jul 27, 2019 | News, Spotlight

If you’ve been around the drum ‘n bass scene in the late 90s – early 2000s, you’ll remember Karl K‘s collaborations with the likes of Jae KennedyKaos, and Siren. His smash hit, Synapse, was remixed by the boys behind the cult classic, Messiah — Konflict. Karl K’s tracks were also remixed by Concord Dawn and Basic Operations and, in 2004, Dieselboy, Kaos, and Karl K remixed Dom & Roland‘s smash hit, Moulin Rouge from Chronology on Moving Shadow. He is additionally featured on DJ Dara‘s mix series, Breakbeat Exercise.01.

Karl K also joined residents, Dieselboy, Kaos, Method One, Sine, Icon, Mason, and MC’s Dub2, Messinian, Armanni Reign, Sharpness, and Illy Emcee for Philadelphia’s first 21+ drum ‘n’ bass weekly Thursday club night entitled Platinum at Club Fluid, which went through until October 14, 2004.

He was also well known for being in cover bands and playing multiple instruments at mastery level. In 2017, Karl had a life-changing stroke and was unable to continue his day-to-day ‘normal’ activities. He is currently on disability, unable to work and is not making the cut for rent payments.

Over $19,000 has already been donated as of this writing, and we at Best Drum & Bass are so pleased to see our community coming together and supporting such a wonderful person.

To donate, please follow this link.

Maximum respect to all who have donated!

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