Stream: Check out the new Resident Advisor mix by The Gaslamp Killer
To celebrate the release of his new album, ‘Breakthrough’, William Bensussen – aka the Gaslamp Killer – has put together a podcast for Resident Advisor.
Resident DJ and co-founder of the legendary LA beats club night Low End Theory, the Gaslamp Killer is known across the globe for his impeccable turntable skills and high-energy performances. ‘Breakthrough’ is released on Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder imprint and is GLK’s first album , following on from 2010′s ‘Deathgate’ EP.
Overcast with ominous tones, loose drums and contorted sounds, ‘Breakthrough’ is much more than a collection of beats; it is a musical project that reflects the culmination of almost a decade’s worth touring and performing around the world. Laying his hands on production and live drums, the Gaslamp Killer brings together a potent cast of friends to contribute to the album. Featuring guest appearances by Gonjasufi, Adrian Younge, Dimlite, Daedelus, SAMIYAM, Computer Jay and more, Breakthrough is a journey of creative connection, a tribal ceremony loaded with a sense of fellowship that reflects the Gaslamp Killer’s devotion to the collective experience.
GLK’s RA podcast is 45 minutes of what we’ve come to expect from the LA beatsmith. “It’s one of my best mixes yet,” he told Resident Advisor. “The first part is all about the heavy newer beat music with a bunch of unreleased stuff from my worldwide crew of beat making friends. The second part is a little more hip-hop turntablist influenced and the third part is all brand new GLK ‘Breakthrough’ material!”
The Gaslamp Killer’s ‘Breakthrough’ is out now on Brainfeeder through Inertia