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The Gaslamp Killer


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The Gaslamp Killer is a Los Angeles-based DJ whose electric style ranges from psychedelia and world music to dubstep and left-field hip-hop. Associated with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder Records, he made his production debut in the late 2000s with a series of EPs. Born William Benjamin Bensussen, he originally comes from San Diego, CA, whose downtown Gaslamp District’s bar scene inspired him to name himself the Gaslamp Killer in disgust for much of the patronage. Upon relocating to Los Angeles, he found a niche for himself amid the city’s massive underground party scene and ultimately found a home for himself as a resident DJ at the club Low End Theory, which resulted in a series of club-sponsored podcasts. He also released a series of mix CDs, among them Gaslamp Killers (2003), It’s a Rocky Road (2007), I Spit on Your Grave (2008), Hell and the Lake of Fire Are Waiting for You! (2009), and All Killer (2009), the latter a label showcase for the London-based world psychedelia imprint Finders Keepers Records. As a producer, the Gaslamp Killer made his debut in the late 2000s, releasing a split EP with Free the Robots, “The Killer Robots,” on Obey Records in 2008 and two EPs for Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder Records, My Troubled Mind in 2009 and The Death Gate in 2010.


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  • no3113v


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  • jack_rae

    The live album is everything I wanted and more

    28 Apr 9:58pm Reply
  • madrfadr

    omfg! THE GASLAMP KILLER EXPERIENCE: Live in Los Angeles omfg!

    27 Apr 8:08pm Reply
  • loudecibels

    Just watched his GLK Experience on YouTube live at Coachella. Excellent material.

    13 Apr 5:41am Reply
  • Paclac

    only listened to Breakthrough once and I'm already blown away holy fuck

    16 Feb 3:28am Reply
  • shinn0One

    His "break stuff" session is so fucking awesome.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • bulbbeing

    How did i listen to GLK for the first time just today? I'm already fucking obsessed. I know I fucked up. I fucked up really bad.

    18 Sep 2014 Reply
  • SouptheHoop

    A new album that does what nissim does in every track, with a couple killer ambient filler tracks and a monologue by robin williams from the future.

    16 Aug 2014 Reply
  • da-ICEMAN

    New album please...

    28 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Spontanya


    27 May 2014 Reply
  • ifnedmerrillwas

    This guys ability to pick out a great sample, then utilise it is sublime. Also comes correct with his use of drum breaks too. Unique character.

    23 May 2014 Reply
  • mushroomsseason

    chillout new levels

    14 May 2014 Reply
  • rudyego


    18 Apr 2014 Reply
  • CyberMusicLover

    Come to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania!

    30 Jan 2014 Reply
  • Yeah_Brah

    Breakthrough Breakthrough Breakthrough Breakthrough

    9 Jan 2014 Reply
  • bagdakikemanci

    Please please pretty fuckin pleaase come to Boston!

    5 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Mr1Jack

    Come back to Low End!!!

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • beclovespenguin

    One of the most interesting words in the english language is the word fuck, and what better way to use it than in this instance. FUCK

    10 Oct 2013 Reply
  • fox_paw

    California Music motha fuckazzz. More GLK please

    4 Aug 2013 Reply
  • brammadan


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