Born David Lee Crow in Phoenix, Arizona, Ghastly’s humble beginnings took place on his family’s goat farm built over 100 years ago. Growing up as an ambitious, excited kid, you could find David working on the goat farm in the desert heat or finding his footing as a young entrepreneur, selling his own toys and T-shirts on his days off. Despite his upbringing, David knew from early on that music was his life’s calling. As a teenager, he started his own band called The Irish Front, where he performed as its vocalist, touring the country for the first time with his bandmates.
After the band members decided to go in different directions, David took the plunge as a solo artist: he bought a van, said goodbye to his family and friends, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue his music career. In 2014, it all began to come together for David (who had by then adopted the moniker “Ghastly”), when he produced a high-profile collaboration with Lil Jon and Mija, titled “Crank It,” released via Skrillex’s world-famous OWSLA label. In the years since that explosive release, Ghastly has collaborated with numerous leaders in electronic music and beyond, including producers such as NGHTMRE, Getter, Barely Alive, and Sullivan King, along with vocalists such as Matthew Koma, Karra, and Micah Martin. Ghastly has continued to grow into the provocative, intriguing icon he is today by building a fanbase he treats like his family. Surrounded by an audience that inspired him to be unapologetically himself, Ghastly shared more and more original music with the world… then, a concept was born.
In 2018, Ghastly debuted ‘The Mystifying Oracle,’ his first full-length record spanning 13 supernatural tracks. Inspired by Ouija boards, snakes, psychedelics, and more, ‘The Mystifying Oracle’ tells a transcendent story taken from David’s own experiences and psyche. During the album release, Ghastly was determined to bring his concept to life and devised the perfect plan to do it: The Mystifying Oracle Tour traveled to over 20 cities across the United States with its one-of-a-kind Oracle stage production, leaving audiences with a live experience they’d never forget. This wouldn’t be the last time he took his performances to the next level: Ghastly turned another concept into reality with the debut of his fully interactive Haunted House stage at his 2019 headline show at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium, signifying the next phase of his project.
2022 marks a new chapter for Ghastly, and he’s arrived with all the ammunition. This year begins with the release of Ghastly’s highly anticipated sophomore album, ‘Haunted Haus,’ an entire album reserved for his unique take on house music. Fans got a taste of what’s in store with the release of album singles “Burner” and “Vibe,” but Ghastly has a bundle of cursed tricks up his sleeve… the evolution continues.