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IN THE PIT with Ghastly

Dec 152022

Inviting all Ghastly fans to dive into THE PIT with Monster Energy! In this sesh at Imagine Music Festival, the DJ and producer chats about his own signature sound, creating spontaneous art by performing a back-to-back set with another DJ, the insane energy he draws from the crowd at festivals…aaaaand what happens when a bathroom emergency strikes onstage.

If you’re new to the world of Ghastly, keep scrolling to check out seven fast facts about the rising EDM star.

HIS UPBRINGING WAS ANYTHING BUT CRAZY


Ghastly may be known for eclectic, chaotic shows and his “born to die” mantra, but his upbringing was anything but crazy: David Lee Crow (Ghastly’s birth name) was raised on a goat farm in the Arizona desert.

HE WAS LEAD VOCALIST FOR THE IRISH FRONT

 

He may be an EDM guru now, but his beginnings were more goth: Ghastly kicked off his career as the lead vocalist for death core/grindcore outfit The Irish Front. Pretty soon, he found his sound in dance music.

GHASTLY WAS HOMELESS


Ghastly moved from the Arizona farm to Venice Beach, but his time in L.A. wasn’t smooth sailing at first. The artist was initially homeless, living in a van, and showering in public restrooms. He ended up moving back to Arizona before returning to L.A. and breaking out on the music scene.

HE’S COLLABORATED WITH SOME BIG NAMES


After grabbing attention as Bassrush Resident DJ at Exchange LA, Ghastly unleashed a string of releases from chart-topping labels such as OWSLA, Buygore, and Dim Mak. He’s also collaborated with everyone from Sullivan King, Mija, and Lil’ Jon to NGHTMRE and Getter.

IN 2018 HE RELEASED HIS FIRST ALBUM

 

2018 saw the release of his highly acclaimed debut studio album, The Mystifying Oracle. It consisted of 13 songs and collaborations with artists such as Barely Alive, Crankdat, and Dr. Fresch.

DID YOU KNOW GHASTLY HAD A PET CROW?

 

In 2021, the artist lost Edgarda, his pet pied crow, when it escaped from a backyard cage during feeding time. Ghastly posted about the escape on Twitter and enlisted the help of fans, who finally helped reunite the pair.

HIS SECOND ALBUM WAS RELEASED THIS YEAR

 

Ghastly dropped his sophomore album, Haunted Haus, in 2022. The massive album featured 17 banging tracks to inspire fans to demolish the dance floor at festivals and beyond.

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