Just a Normal Guy, Wanting to Make a Difference
Hi everyone, my name is Preston Lambeth, and I am the founder of Factory Flaw. I have been in a few projects over the years, Mila, Maelstrom 200, but nothing that really hit the mark of what I was trying to create, nothing that fulfilled the vision of where I wanted to take my music. I didn’t “feel it”. I started Factory Flaw back in 2010, not really fully understanding where it was going to go, or what it was going to morph into. It was a place for me to go, and vent, release my negative and positive energy. Almost like going to therapy or something similar, it was the one place in life I knew I could go to, and no one would judge me, make fun of me, laugh at me. It was my place in life that I could actually control, in a world around me at the time that was so out of control.
In 2008, the economy in the USA had crashed, and I took a very unique opportunity and actually moved to Mexico with my mom. I sold everything that I owned, packed up two suitcases, got on a Greyhound bus, and took a 53hr trip across the border. It took me a while to get on my feet, get a job etc., and two years later I was finally able to buy a guitar again. I had an old laptop at the time, and my mom had given me a copy of her cakewalk program so that I could record, and a zoom 505 guitar pedal. That’s when it all started for me.
11 years later of building, struggles, etc., I now have a full-blown bad ass studio, and I am able to release really professional sounding high quality music. I have been super blessed over the years, and given an opportunity to create music, and when I say music I mean REAL music, not just copy paste beats from the Logic Pro X media browser. Music that means something, and touches people’s
Factory Flaw for me is so much more than just a person creating music, it’s a place where people can come together and share where they are in life. Factory Flaw is a concept that revolves around the fact that we are all imperfect in one way or the other. We all have issues when we are born, some worse than others, some more minor than others, but at the end of the day, there is depression, anxiety, OCD, addiction, and the list goes on.
I had the luxury of having OCD and depression, some days more than others, and I know how it feels going through life sometimes feeling that you are alone, no one to talk to, the isolation and the darkness sometimes gets really heavy. What would happen if we had a place to go to where you felt comfortable, felt that we could be open and honest, and know that you would not be judged, rather helped with the issues that you have going on? A closed community per “issue” with a community leader or moderator that would ensure that the rules are followed, and people that you can talk to, get advice from, etc. 24hr a day 7 days a week.
That is the concept of Factory Flaw, and leveraging music as the catalyst to get everyone together. It means a lot, if we can save one life, everything that we do will be worth it.