The Gaslamp Killer
|The Gaslamp Killer|
|Birth name||William Benjamin Bensussen|
|Origin||San Diego, California, United States|
|Genres||turntablism, glitch, dubstep, psychedelic rock|
|Instruments||Turntables, sampler, keyboard|
Alpha Pup Records
|Associated acts||Flying Lotus, Gonjasufi, Samiyam, Free the Robots|
The Gaslamp Killer (born William Benjamin Bensussen) is an DJ based in Los Angeles, California. He has released two EPs and an album, Breakthrough, on Brainfeeder, a record label founded by Flying Lotus.
Bensussen grew up in San Diego, California, where he began listening to Too Short, Jimi Hendrix, and Dr. Dre. After being influenced by DJ Shadow, he became a DJ in San Diego's Gaslamp district when he was 17. His unique sets often ruined the pop music vibe in the clubs, earning him the nickname "The Gaslamp Killer.".
He released the single, "Flange Face" b/w "Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun," in August 2012. It was chosen by Pitchfork Media as Best New Track in July. His debut album, Breakthrough, was released in September 2012.
- Breakthrough (2012)
- The Killer Robots (2008) w/ Free the Robots
- My Troubled Mind (2009)
- Death Gate (2010)
- "Flange Face" b/w "Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun" (2012)
- Gaslamp Killers (2007)
- It's a Rocky Road : Volume 1 (2007)
- It's a Rocky Road : Volume 2 (2007)
- I Spit on Your Grave (2008)
- We Make It Good Mix Series Volume 5 (2008)
- Akuma No Chi Ga Odoru (2009)
- All Killer: Finders Keepers Records 1-20 Mixed by The Gaslamp Killer (2009)
- Hell and the Lake of Fire Are Waiting for You! (2009)
- Vs Finders Keepers (2009)
- A Decade of Flying Lotus (2010)
- Flying Lotus - Los Angeles (2008)
- The Beastmaster - Have You Ever Bled from Your Eyes? Do You Want to? (2009)
- Gonjasufi - A Sufi and a Killer (2010)
Guest appearances 
- Free the Robots - Free the Robots (2008)
- Prefuse 73 - Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian (2009)
- Nocando - Jimmy the Lock (2010)
Compilation appearances 
- The Change Up EP-V.01 (2006)
- T7L: Audio Promo Disc 707 (2007)
- ArtDontSleep Presents... From L.A. with Love (2007)
- Echo Expansion (2007)
- Secret Hangout (2007)
- Brainfeeder Sampler (2008)
- Warp Records Spring 2008 (2008)
- Stussy x TurntableLab - Beats (2008)
- Dublab Presents: Echo Expansion (2009)
- Choice on 12 (2010)
- Radio Galaxia (2010)
- Low End Theory Podcast (2010)
- Rubin, Mike (25 May 2010). "Lost, With Laptops, in Psychedelic Space". New York Times. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
- "The Gaslamp Killer - BBC Essential Mix (2012-12-01)". September 2012.
- Krimper, Michael (12 August 2009). "Sound of vertigo: Why the Gaslamp Killer leads listeners into a hallucinatory odyssey". San Francisco Bay Guardian. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
- Dewitt, Matthew (12 April 2010). "Austin Psych Fest 3: The Gaslamp Killer". Austinist. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
- Segal, Dave (26 January 2010). "The Motherfucker of Invention". The Stranger. Retrieved 26 July 2010.
- "10 MUST-SEE ACTS AT VOODOO FEST". Retrieved 18 April 2012.
- "THE GASLAMP KILLER (US)".
- Cohen, Ian (31 July 2012). "The Gaslamp Killer: "Flange Face" (ft. Miguel Atwood-Ferguson)". Pitchfork Media.
- Murray, Robin (11 July 2012). "The Gaslamp Killer Completes New Album 'Breakthrough' due on September 17th". Clash.
- Official website
- The Gaslamp Killer discography at Discogs
- The Gaslamp Killer on Brandy Flower
- The Gaslamp Killer on Alpha Pup Records
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