KRTS – Hold On

Where to buy ?

You can order the vinyl version at – EU | Rush Hour – EU | Boomkat – UK

Digital download at Bandcamp | Itunes | Boomkat | Beatport | Amazon

Excerpts of press or air play outcomes.








Last year, Brooklyn’s Krts released Remixes for Beards and Flannels, a mix-tape of top shelf classics from hip-hop’s ‘80s and ‘90s heyday. This September, he’ll follow this with his newest and first-ever proper EP release, Hold On, on the Berlin label Project Mooncircle.

With sounds ranging from the eclectic side of Hip-Hop, Broken Beat, Downtempo, soulful Dubstep, Indie Rock, and Fusion Jazz, Krts crafts a soundtrack to an ever-changing NYC landscape, fraught with struggles and flashbacks of what-was, all while letting go of ideals in favor of a new, raw, and heartfelt future. The album’s title track, “Hold On”, concerns the battle of a fleeting love – electronic and psychedelic sounds lead to a heavy, mid-range looped chorus and a deep, rumbling dubstep-style bassline. A taste of struggle is represented in “Whatever”, with it’s 808 kicks, layered snare, eerie and rattling samples, sweeping syths, and improvised piano… all as an ode to the cluttered market of Brooklyn’s indie art scene.

23 minutes in 5 tracks, with a bonus remix of “Hold On” by Afro-House/2-Step artist Glenn Astro. Beat culture thumbed and molded into one emotive EP.

Artwork by Bioniq. Ideas & concept by Gordon Gieseking & Bioniq. Design by Natalia Borkowska. A&R: Gordon Gieseking. Mastering by Sven Friederichs.


  • 01 Love Or Logic Krts
  • 02 Hold On Krts
  • 03 Whatever Krts
  • 04 Rooftop Krts
  • 05 Ghosts Krts
  • 06 Hold On (Glenn Astro Remix) Glenn Astro
  • 07 Hold On (The Clonious Remix) (Digital Bonus) The Clonious


Absolutely glorious!

Mary Anne Hobbs | XFM, UK

Yeah love the depth and textures, like an art soundtrack Hold On grabbed me most musically.

Rob ‘Stereo Mc’s’ Birch | Various, WORLDWIDE

This is VERY good!

Slugabed | Ninja Tune/ Various, UK

Nice vibes on this and very delicate and sensitive production, thanks for sending!

Kelpe | DC Recordings/ Various, UK

Superbly wonky and soooo fucking moody, full radio support.

Laurent Garnier | PBB Radio/ Various, FR

Lovely EP – smooth vibe, wicked bass, interesting. Made my journey to and from work yesterday seem relatively painless. Played Hold On as my 1st tune on Rinse last night…

Dj Flight | Metalheadz/ Play Musik/ Rinse FM, UK

Feeling this, super soulful but nice n bugged out too, dope.

Kidkanevil | First Word/ Various, UK