Duane Lavold, aka Custom made, was raised in rural Canada. He 1st made his tag in film, composing and directing the brief Loafing, that was the champion of the Viewers Award in the International Slamdance Film Event in 1997. His unreleased film Limp presented INXS vocalist Michael Hutchence and was shelved after Hutchence’s suicide. He shifted to NEW YORK to attempt to allow it to be like a musician. Authorized to Artist Immediate Records because the label’s inaugural designer, he documented his debut recording, Fast, in a house studio he previously constructed with his dad, playing a lot of the tools himself. He gained controversy in the past due winter season of 2002, when MTV prohibited the video for his 1st solitary, “Hey Mister,” which he previously directed himself. Fast premiered in March 2002.