The Gaslamp Killer – Resident Advisor Mix RA 329 (September 2012)

Original Mix / Feature here:

Raw sounds from an LA b-boy.

You don’t get a word like “motherfucker” attached to your name for no good reason. William Bensussen, AKA The Gaslamp Killer, has been in peoples’ faces right from the start. Coming up in the rock town of San Diego, Bensussen would continually clear dance floors in the city’s Gaslamp district—hence the name—by playing Mobb Deep and Dilla.

Things didn’t stay this way forever. In LA he became a resident DJ at Daddy Kev’s Low End Theory, the mythologised weekly party and producer hangout that has seen the likes of Daedelus, Nosaj Thing and Flying Lotus rise from its ranks. It was on the latter’s Brainfeeder that GLK met a global audience as a producer. 2009’s My Troubled Mind and the following year’s Death Gate threw up his love of grizzly beats and obscure samples. Seeing GLK behind a pair of turntables is, however, when the MF tag makes most sense. His shows are the epitome of unhinged energy. Rock, jazz, bass music and funk are just as likely to be aired as hip-hop, as he wigs out with his now trademark dance moves.

GLK’s “Resident Killer mix” is 45-minute slice of what we’re talking about—plus you get the added bonus of a coda comprised solely of music from Breakthrough, his madcap debut album which was released today through Brainfeeder.