Since the emergence of 100% GALCHER, his first online mixtape in 2013, Cleveland-raised, New York-based producer and DJ Galcher Lustwerk has operated in his own lane of low-key hip-house music. Deep, detached, psychedelic, equally cut for the club, after-hours, night drives, and headphones. Midwest deep house + laid back rap vocals = Galcher Lustwerk. Galcher’s nuanced pairing of the two has been imitated in recent years, but as the trends come and go, his music remains distinctively fresh.
He’s been producing for over 20 years and DJing for over 15. A lifelong musical journey that started with DIY shows at punk houses in Cleveland and noise festivals in Providence, ultimately ending up at house and techno raves in New York. Galcher initially moved to Brooklyn in 2011 to pursue a design career, but after a multitude of formidable clubbing experiences in 2012 and many faded hours in his bedroom studio, the Galcher Lustwerk alias was ready to be revealed to the world.
Blowing Up The Workshop 12: 100% GALCHER went on to be named RA’s online mix of the decade. Subsequent travels brought him around the globe, releasing on labels like White Material Records, Tsuba, NDATL, and remixing for artists on XL Recordings, Rekids and Jagjaguwar. Forming his own Lustwerk Music imprint in 2015, Galcher was able to distribute projects for his other aliases Road Hog, Macchiato, The Fock, 420, as well as friends Alvin Aronson (via Studio OST) and Quavius
The mid-to-late 2010s found Galcher DJing at world famous venues like Panorama Bar, Ministry of Sound, Contact Tokyo, Bassiani, Sustain Release, Splash House, and Unsound Festival. He’s done guest mixes for Hoer, Apple Music 1, NTS Radio and Rinse FM. In 2019 he signed to Ghostly International and released the jazz leaning “Information” LP with an accompanying EP “Proof”. In 2021 he produced the score for fine artist Josh Kline’s latest short film shot on 16mm, “Adaptation”. He returned that year with two club focused singles, the Ghetto-tech influenced “Bansby” and dubbed out, disillusioned roller “Can’t Believe”
photos by Collin Hughes