Title: Bust A Dream EP
Cat. #: KOX001
Release Date: 12.05.2023
1) Please Don’t Call Me
2) Back In Town
3) Bust A Beat
4) Catch The Dream
Kolter drops first EP under new alias ‘Bust A Dream’ as he launches new imprint Koltrax
Featuring the heavily requested ‘Please Don’t Call Me’, the debut EP on the label sees the Cologne-based favourite showcase what’s to come on the label under his new primary alias with four slick cuts set for release on 12th May 2023.
After closing the chapter on the DJOKO project after eight years, German DJ/producer Johannes Kolter keeps things moving under his artist project Kolter, with the alias bringing closer, more personal connections with it as he takes up his family name. A guise already in use, Kolter has released music under the alias via Constant Sound sublabel Pilot and Robert James’ Body Movement – serving as a home for more breakbeat-leaning material and split-EPs across both aliases on HOOVE and Talman Records. Not only becoming his primary creative outlet when it comes to his music, the moniker also forms the base for his new label, Koltrax, with the first EP ‘Bust A Dream’ set for release on 12th May 2023.
Opening with undeniably one of the most requested tracks of the past twelve months, the skippy and playful ‘Please Don’t Call Me’, Kolter quickly sets his stall as he showcases a range of sounds and sonics he’s quickly becoming renowned for, delivering a slick combination of bright synths, driving drums and cheeky samples across the lead effort. Next, ‘Back In Town’ is another crisp production harnessed by rich chord stabs and slinking grooves, while ‘Bust A Beat’ draws from funky bass slaps and spiralling electronics for a retro-infused yet future-facing production. To close, the deep and cosmic ‘Catch The Dream’ shapes up the package – wrapping up a typically impressive alias and label debut from one of modern house music’s most loved rising names.
With releases on Shall Not Fade, Rutilance, PIV and Up The Stuss amongst others, Kolter’s DJOKO project saw solo and collaborative material alongside the likes of Chris Stussy (Stussko) and DJ Steaw (Steawko), while fostering a strong following on Bandcamp via his self-released edits series. The chapter of the project was closed with the release of his debut and final album under the alias ‘Endless Explorations Part III’ on Berg Audio, with the final instalment released on the label earlier this year.