Drew Cyrus Lustman has ideas coming out of his ears. The quality and regularity of his releases is astounding, with his latest EP Atlantis rounding out five top draw offerings in 2011 to follow his five in 2010. The title track itself may be a more straight-laced deep house track than we’re used to from bass music’s foremost New Yorker, but Can’t Stop The Prophet and The Sale Ends are FaltyDL tracks through and through. What that means for the uninitiated is that they are slickly produced, constantly morphing chameleons, switching effortlessly between garage, house, drum’n’bass and back again.
Atlantis is definitely a straightforward track by Drew’s standards–a steadily pulsing deep house groover with muted pads and gently swelling bass. Can’t Stop the Prophet is the best of the bunch; it samples everything from Jeru The Damaja to his own track Hip Love (one of my 2011 favorites) on a journey through lazy West Coast broken rhythms and a brilliant foray into drum’n’bass. My Light, My Love is next with its soulful, unusual boogie, before The Sale Ends slithers back towards hi-hat driven future garage.