Before New Yorker Falty DL (Drew Lustman) began releasing music on UK labels Ramp and Planet Mu, he built up a small catalogue on US independents Unfun, fizx-recordings and Napalm Enema Records. Lustman’s first record as Falty DL was the jungle inspired Beat Lumber
EP (Unfun 2007). Prior to that he played upright and electric bass in a jazz quartet called Luggage.
Lustman grew up in New Haven, Connecticut, listening to UK music like Aphex Twin and Squarepusher at home and going to hip-hop and metal concerts on weekends. After an early start with music as a child, he played upright and electric bass in jazz quartet, Luggage, straight out of high school.
On moving to Manhattan, Lustman started going to dubstep nights and was inspired by jungle, disco, and New York garage and house. After his jungle inspired releases on Berkley-based Unfun records in 2007, Lustman sent countless ‘crazy jungle’ demos to Mike Paradinas, head of Planet Mu. He finally struck gold when Paradinas picked up the first track of his debut album, Human Meadow. The experimental-dubstep album, Love is a Liability
, was released in 2009.
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