KRTS: The Dread Of An Unknown Evil (2LP, Cyan 12 Inch, Digital)

In 2011 we saw KRTS breaking free from the boundaries of NYC’s five boroughs, releasing his first EP, Hold On, with the Berlin-based label Project: Mooncircle. The five tracks of Hold On represent the organic, heavily emotional and lively style of broken-beat, fusion jazz, boom-bap, and dubstep.

With the end of 2012 comes The Dread Of An Unknown Evil, KRTS’s first LP (limited, colored, double vinyl / uv-varnish print cover) for Project: Mooncircle. With bass-culture styles reflecting the darker side of everyday reality, the album explores themes such as fear, apprehension, doubt, angst, and sorrow, with the prevailing dread of an unknown and uncertain future—always there, peering around corners, waiting and watching.

Your Eyes“ features Stevee Wellons — a soulful diva and KRTS’s own mother — telling the story of lost loves and abandoned hopes.
Knuckle Under“ is an immediate cinematic ride through the chaotic New York City underground, each bass line like an elbow to the shoulder, spinning you and pushing you down until it all turns black.
Something New“ featuring sibling Jon Hairston on vocals, is a plea to love and the risks involved when we hold hearts back.

The ten tracks of The Dread Of An Unknown Evil form an intimate LP from a musician battling to make it between cities, families, loves, losses, and futures — on to the next chapter.

Mastered by Sven Friederichs | Artwork and original paintings by Alfonso Cruz | A&R: Gordon Gieseking


You can pre-order the vinyl version at hhv.de | Rush Hour | Cargo UK | Jet Set Records | Crosstalk | Juno | Boomkat and more.

Digital download at Bandcamp | Itunes | Juno | Zero Inch | Beatport | Amazon | Boomkat | BLEEP.COM and more.

Excerpts of press or air play outcomes:
XLR8R March 6th, 2012 video premiere with the song FireWATCH. Native Instruments February 22th, 2013 Traktor video tutorial with the song FireWATCH. Resident Advisor November, 1st 2012 feature READ. BBC Radio 1 November 1st, 2012 hosted by B. Traits with the song Close The Closet DoorLISTEN. XLR8R Dezember 6th, 2012 exclusive dwnld with the song The Dread of an Unknown EvilDWNLD/LISTEN. De:Bug Magazine #168 November, 1st 2012 review READ. KMag January, 2nd 2013 Most essential bass music releases December 2012 READ. Black Plastic December, 20th 2012 review READ. Amp Soul / Beat Dimensions October 20th, 2012 hosted by Jay Scarlett with the song Something NewLISTEN. Clubbing Spain November 2nd, 2012 featureREAD. Sitting Ovation November 2nd, 2012 interviewREAD. Chrome Kids Radio November 6th, 2012 hosted by Kaptin with the song Something NewLISTEN. BBC Radio 1 November 12th, 2012 hosted by B. Traits with the song Close The Closet DoorLISTEN. Musicserf (Russia) November 11th, 2012 featureREAD. East Village Radio / NYC November 12th, 2012 hosted by Jon Oliver with the song Your EyesLISTEN. Broken Beats / Radio Luz November 19th, 2012 hosted by Wuja & TVB with the song Regreat to RetreatLISTEN. Basic Soul Radio / Samurai FM / PLAY.FM November 12th, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Regreat to Retreat / Something NewLISTEN. EARMILK November 21st, 2012 exclusive stream of the song Knuckle UnderLISTEN. BBC Radio 1 November 26th, 2012 hosted by B. Traits with the song Close The Closet DoorLISTEN. Donky Pitch November 28th, 2012 hosted by Slugabed with the song Knuckle UnderLISTEN. Bassport / M94.5 November 29th, 2012 hosted by Lili Ruge & Franziska Niesar with the song Knuckle UnderLISTEN. Altsounds.com November 30th, 2012 reviewREAD. 1LIVE November 25th, 2012 hosted by Klaus Fiehe with the song Strange Boys In Blue / Regret To RetreatLISTEN. Groove Merchants / PLAY.FM November 25th, 2012 hosted by Majestic Mood with the song Strange Boys in BlueLISTEN. Beyondjazz #435 Dezember 2nd, 2012 hosted by Lennart with the song Your EyesLISTEN. The Arts Desk Dezember 3rd, 2012 reviewREAD. Basic Soul Radio / Samuai FM / Play FM December 3rd, 2012 hosted by Simon Harrison with the song Your EyesLISTEN. Urban Waves Dezember 12th, 2012 featureREAD. Percussion Lab Dezember 12th, 2012 reviewREAD. hhv.de Magazine December 12th, 2012 reviewREAD. Beatport December 12th, 2012 staff pick 2012READ. Cyclic Defrost February 12th, 2012 review READ. Radio FM4 February 1st live set & interviewLISTEN.






DJ / Artist Comments:
Really enjoying the KRTS album! (Bill Dolan – Cargo Records / UK)
Album sounding way more ballsy than anything i’ve heard since Falty DL or Machinedrum’s last work of a similar vein! (Om Unit – Cosmic Bridge | Civil Music / UK)
Loving the album! (Thristian – Boiler Room / UK)
Damn this a wonderful LP! Beats, basslines and lovely vocals! (Simon Harrison – Basic Soul Radio / UK)
Quite surprised by the album when it came compared to the singles but pleasantly so, dark and deep, nice! (James Barrie – Audio Texture / ES)

Tracklist

Title
A01Something New featuring Jon Hairston
A02Fire
B03Close The Closet Door
B04Knuckle Under
B05Strange Boys In Blue
C06Your Eyes featuring Stevee Wellons
C07The Dread Of An Unknown Evil
D08Breathe With Me featuring Charles Larson
D09Regret To Retreat
D10Was She Worth It

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Details

Title: The Dread Of An Unknown Evil
Artist: KRTS
ID: PMC108
Format: 2LP, Cyan 12 Inch, Digital
Date: 07. December 2012

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