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The Gaslamp Killer

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30 minsRecorded 1 Sep 2012 at The Mayan in Los AngelesNext On The Floor Tomorrow at 8:15am EDT

The Gaslamp Killer gets wild and nutty, wrecking the decks at his record release party in LA. Bass-heavy beats from outer space.

Originally hailing from sunny San Diego, William Benjamin Bensussen aka The Gaslamp Killer has quickly become a highly sought after beat maestro. Relocating to Los Angeles in 2005, he co-founded the infamous Low End Theory party series together with Daddy Kev and DJ Nobody and became a cohort of Flying Lotus and the Brainfeeder crew. A master of dark, swampy funk, coupled with murderous drums and sounds from beyond. The scourge of gaslamps everywhere is an integral part of the LA beat scene alongside the likes of Daedelus, Samiyam and Flying Lotus, just to name a few. Once let loose on two turntables and a mic, The Gaslamp Killer gets wild and nutty, wrecking the decks like a mixture of Keith Moon and the Muppets’ animal. After producing the lion’s share of Gonjasufi’s yoga-psych visions on A Sufi And A Killer, GLK went back to the lab finishing his debut LP Breakthrough for Brainfeeder, which owes as much to DJ Shadow and the Bristol sound heritage as to Italo horror movie scores, Eastern psych rock and the worldwide beat movement he’s been spearheading for a while now. Think the Merry Pranksters have taken over Brainfeeder for some acid extravaganza. Un-easy listening, indeed.

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