FaltyDL: Phreqaflex EP
Reviewed by Mike Coleman Source: (Fact Magazine)
The latest essential 12” from the hyper-productive Planet Mu comes from New York’s FaltyDL. Both Falty’s debut album, Love is a Liability and subsequent Bravery EP displayed a talent for crafting his own unique take on an international spread of influences (garage and IDM amongst others), in what boils down to a skewed homage to his native New York.
With this in mind it’s no surprise that Falty’s next two releases for the Mu camp share a similar sense
FaltyDL does 2-Step
Reviewed by Unknown Source: (Shoot Sucka)
A little over a month ago I posted about FaltyDL, a producer from New York who’s at the forefront of the post-dubstep/post-funky/post-everything scene. His new Phreqaflex EP, a re-interpretation of 2-step, finally dropped on Planet Mu Records and it’s a great addition to his already stunning catalog of work. Full of punchy percussion, old school keyboard stabs, and mean, wobbly sub-bass, the title track settles into a funky groove right away and keeps the energy
Falty DL - 'Phreqaflex' EP
Reviewed by Michel Poiccard Source: (The Daily Bugle)
Falty DL is prolific to say the least. Over the past year, New Yorker Drew Lustman has mustered the 'Love Is A Liability' LP, 'Bravery' EP, 'All In The Place EP, and now the excellent 'Phreqaflex' EP. For me, Lustman has shown a great sign of improvement and growing maturity in his production style over the past 12 months, with 'Phreqaflex' being his best work yet after a week or so of listening consideration. The EP fully takes on a 90's influenced UK garage sound,
FaltyDL - Phreqaflex
Reviewed by Michaelangelo Matos Source: (Resident Advisor)
Planet Mu may be rooted in IDM—it's run, of course, by Mike Paradinas, AKA µ-Ziq, so it'd have to be—but many of its best releases over the past half-decade have been more or less straightforward examples of the hardcore continuum, from Neil Landstrumm's affectionate look-backs to early rave to the heavy, ear-grabbing dubstep of Pinch's "Qawwali" and Distance's My Demons to this lovely three-song 2-step 12-inch.
"Phreaqaflex" is New Yorker Drew Lustman,
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