Drew Peterson is an electronic musician who produces and performs live as DLX (Doctor Lazarus X). Aside from his individual work, he is also the guitarist, bassist, and electronic programmer for the live music group Very Angry Scientist (Los Angeles). In 2008, DLX made an international breakthrough with his heavy and spacious track from the SMOG “Matter of Fact” EP, most notably recognized by “Breakage’s Relatively Speaking Remix” on the flip side. He received a spotlight on the Scion Sampler CD V.30 in 2010, with his track “City of Cars” (featuring Kemst), as well as a remix by Von D (France). DLX boasts a massive solo track list and has officially remixed works by Kraddy, Plastician & Juakali, Nomad, Trill Bass, Pyroaster and Atlantic Connection.
His solo debut album Listening to Science (August 2011) marks the first full-length LP featured on the Los Angeles label SMOG. A precisely scored front-to-back listening experience, the release represents years of solid studio work from DLX and is beautifully mastered by British drum and bass artist Mark Caro (Technical Itch). Given its full spectrum of styles, Listening to Science radiates to a wide variety of artists – winning airplay and support from Mary Anne Hobbs, Noah D, Atlantic Connection, and Matty G – and praised by Knowledge Magazine as a “Top Album” in bass music (August 2011).
Suitably diagnosed as “the mad scientist of drum arrangements”, DLX blends together experimental drum funk with elements of jungle, breakbeat, and early dubstep – all polished by an intrinsic editing style in and of its own. In 2007, he made his debut as opener for Kode 9 at one of Pure Filth’s earliest shows, taking place during the freshest days of the West Coast sub-bass movement. Revealing a swift, brain-rattling style that complimented (but far stood out from) the deep and dark UK dubstep arousing the States at the time, DLX captured an instant West Coast following and landed a spot as a founding SMOG artist. That same year, he was signed to Steps in Time (one of LA’s first dubstep label), and had three tracks featured on Standard Films: Catch the Vapors