In conjunction with Ninja Tune we are proud to present Falty DL all night alongside his friends Loefah and Lukid in the intimate location of Shoreditch’s Basing House. Tickets are very limited so don’t sleep and pre-order a copy of the EP while you’re at it.
Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL has been a name to watch for quite some time now. With his new album for Ninja Tune (in partnership with Falty's new label Blueberry Records), Hardcourage, he’s ready to step up and join the electronic music elite.“Straight & Arrow” offers a clear idea why. FaltyDL makes pitch-perfect, beautiful, widescreen club music that works as well pumped from ear buds straight to your cerebral cortex as blasted from club soundsystems. He’s a technically gifted, subtle producer who understands that soul should never be sacrificed to tastefulness.
It’s a mark of how highly he’s thought of in the world of electronic music that he can command remixes from both Four Tet and Gold Panda. Four Tet re-imagines the original, initially with the vocal hook and shuffling beat but evolving into a late-night crescendo of acid-tinged electronica, while Gold Panda chops things up to create an alternate groove. In between, Mike Q and Divoli S’vere concentrate on the beat, piling kicks and claps together for a sparse but compelling floorfiller.
FaltyDL has been turning heads since 2008, when Mike Paradinas signed his USified versions of UK Garage to Planet Mu and released them on an unsuspecting world. Since then, Lustman has looked to expand and evolve his signature sound over two albums, an EP and three singles for the label. In addition, he has released an afrobeat-inspired 12”, Mean Streets Pt 1, with Loefah’s Swamp81 label, a single on Ramp backed with a remix from Jamie XX and begun releasing collaborations with Machinedrum online. An in-demand remixer, he has made versions for the likes of Seun Kuti (Fela’s son), Mount Kimbie, The XX, Scuba, Photek, Anthony Shake Shakir, Jose James, Alice Russell and others. Recently he supported Radiohead in New York and topped Thom Yorke’s office playlist.
FaltyDL 'Straight & Arrow' is out 12th November on Ninja Tune with remixes from Four Tet, Gold Panda and Mike Q & Divoli S’vere.