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SINGLE REVIEW: Falty DL - Straight & Arrow

Coinciding with confirmation this week that Drew Lustman's follow up album to the excellent 'You Stand Uncertain' would arrive in late-January, NinjaTune promptly uploaded full streams of the New Yorker’s forthcoming single to their Soundcloud page. Having lured the American from Planet Mu last year, ‘Straight & Arrow' marks the third FaltyDL single Ninja have put out after the equally decent ‘Atlantis' and 'Hardcourage' twelves. Representing a joining of creative force by the current lynchpins of electronica, the package includes remixes from Kieran Hebden, who recently delivered a guest mix for the Kennington-based label’s Solid Steel weekly radio show, and Gold Panda. You can stream all 3 mixes in their entirety below, with my pick probably being the original. Iris Sween

Label: NinjaTune

Genre: Electronica/ Trip-hop

Rating: 7/10

Serving suggestion: Bonobo ‘The Keeper (Banks Remix)' [NinjaTune]

Release date: 12th November 


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