Kitted out in the finest of old skool, trad Ninja livery, here comes the new single from Drew Lustman aka FaltyDL. Designed squarely for the dancefloor, the two tracks catch hold of you and never let go. “Hardcourage” starts off ostensibly four to the floor before working in enough subtle rhythmic drive to satisfy the most ardent polyrhythmagist. Dub influences abutted with jazz swing and rave insistence, FaltyDL makes the hard work of getting you moving look easy. “Our House Stab” continues at a similar tempo and with a melancholy feel which resolves into such a jackalicious groove that shape-making is all but guaranteed.
FaltyDL is one of the hottest names in electronic music right now. Immersed in the old New York and Chicago sound yet creating a more subtle and ultimately futuristic mash-up of sonics, Lustman takes his influences and makes them fresh. The sometime sushi-chef and now New York resident 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 and others. Recently he supported Radiohead in New York and topped Thom Yorke’s office playlist.