Hailing from Sydney’s sunny Northern Beaches, L D R U – AKA Drew Carmody – turned to music production after suffering a debilitating back injury during his late teens.
In his recovery, L D R U spent enough time finely tuning his compositions and ultimately engineered his distinct sound that would eventually go on to captivate his city, his country, and fans from all corners. Yahtzel & L D R U formed the OWSLA duo Carmada and earned themselves a Gold Record (ARIA) for "Maybe".Since then L D R U has released official remixes for Flume, Lorde, Jack Ü and Miami Horror. From one record to another, L D R U soon released "Keeping Score" featuring the defined vocals of Paige IV reaching 12 million Spotify streams, high rotation on Triple J, a DoublePlatinum Accreditation (ARIA) and coming in at a hot #22 on Triple J’s 2015 Hottest 100. The track also received 3 ARIA nominations for Apple Music Song Of The Year, Breakthrough Artist and Best Dance Releaseand was the highest selling Australian single in 2016. His latest single "To Be Free”has also reached 2.2 million Spotify streams and is not far off a Gold Accreditation (ARIA).The past few years have seen L D R U tear up stages across major Australian festivals including Splendour In The Grass, Stereosonic, Field Day, Listen Out, Southbound and Falls Arts andMusic Festival just to name a few.