CMU Approved

Approved: FaltyDL

By | Published on Tuesday 29 July 2014


Brooklyn resident Drew Lustman is FaltyDL. Heavily influenced by acid house and breakbeat, his 2011 album ‘You Stand Uncertain’ is his benchmark work, and while the 2012 release ‘Hardcourage’ was less good, Lustman is back on form with ‘In The Wild’.

His second LP for Ninja Tune sees the DL back in the zone melding beats to rhythms. His nod to old school proto-jungle abounds, and his encapsulation of this particular genre is sublime.

He covers many styles, as per usual, and gets almost classical at times with the majesty of ‘Antilles Part Two’, and the ethereal ‘Grief’, and ‘Dos Gardenias’ shows yet another string to his bow.

A diverse, interesting and thought-provoking album. And a very welcome return from this New Yorker. But let’s let the music do the talking with this jazz-infused quality number: