Low End Theory NYC

The Gaslamp Killer

The Gaslamp Killer is the assassin and the antidote. His nickname wasn't conceived out of thin air. William Bensussen is entitlement's worst nightmare. His DJ sets bludgeon the basic shit, restoring music to a sacred place: shamanistic, visceral, honest, leaving pupils dilated and heads rolling. If you're searching for sound as pure voltage, the GLK is the generator.

If you've caught one of his sets all across the world, you understand. In a cover story, LA Weekly called the Low End Theory co-founder and resident, "the most popular great DJ in L.A…. wowing both bro-step hordes and avant-garde diggers…any song he spins feels remixed to Richter-popping intensity."

Resident Advisor described his shows as "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." Maybe you caught the aforementioned dance moves in the Apple commercial that aired during the 2015 Grammy's. Or maybe you caught him at any number of the biggest international or US festivals.

Over the last several years, GLK has amassed a new arsenal of weapons. Once primarily known for his atomic live sets and hypnotic mixes, he's evolved into a singular auteur. He can produce for himself and others, both on-stage and in the studio. Watching him conduct a live band recalls the frenetic genius of LA Philharmonic maestro, Gustavo Dudamel. The beautiful chaos is best distilled on his live album: The Gaslamp Killer Experience: Live in Los Angeles.

Raised in San Diego, GLK has made the City of Angels his home for the last decade. It's there where he joined forces with Flying Lotus and the Brainfeeder constellation, acting as an essential linchpin, the wild card electrifying the masses and slaughtering the heathens. He's played almost every major festival in the world, but still makes sure to wreck shop every Wednesday at The Airliner (home of Low End Theory).

Seamlessly fusing his eclectic tastes, his original music and blends transport listeners on a psychedelic journey. Recorded in late 2012, his BBC Essential Mix binds Radiohead and Dilla, the LA Beat scene and Black Sabbath, Ennio Morricone and Andre 3000. His debut full-length, Breakthrough merges acid rock and dirty beats, celestial Turkish strings and filthy hip-hop drums. Pitchfork bestowed lead single "Flange Face," with Best New Track honors, branding it one of the heaviest bangers of the year.

The album's beating heart, "Nissim" remains startlingly emotional and raw. A tribute to GLK's late brother, it might be the only Turkish folk song song in history collectively beloved by hip-hop diehards and twerking teenagers, grimy beat heads and candy ravers. It's the rare anthem that goes off in huge festivals and tiny clubs, radio station and Grand Theft Auto V (where it was licensed). The music can't be extricated from the man. GLK has survived tragedies and near-death sagas, overcome myriad obstacles and psychological odysseys. He's meditative and spiritual, peaceful but vicious, snarling but thoughtful. He's the wrong motherfucker to cross, but the right one to follow. Bang your head and bow down.

Daddy Kev

Daddy Kev is a seasoned music producer and engineer, with studio credits that read like a who's who of underground hip-hop. Kev has produced or engineered for the likes of Freestyle Fellowship, Abstract Rude, Busdriver, Mix Master Mike, AWOL One, D-Styles, Sage Francis, Daedelus, Thavius Beck, Supernatural, The Shape Shifters, Atmosphere, Living Legends, 2Mex, Tre Hardson, and countless others. Daddy Kev's famed Echo Chamber recording studio (now located in Downtown L.A.) has been responsible for an incredible string of underground albums over the years, and continues to buzz with new musical directions being explored on a daily basis. Daddy Kev's production or engineering work has been released on labels such as Alpha Pup, Celestial, Warp, Rhino/Warner, Big Dada/Ninja Tune, Ubiquity, Immortal, Rhymesayers, Anticon, Mush, Legendary Music, Project Blowed, Beat Junkie Sound, Mary Joy, Puma Strut, Thud Rumble, ArtistDirect, VinylKingz, Basement, Cornerstone RAS and more.

The Gaslamp Killer

The Gaslamp Killer is the assassin and the antidote. His nickname wasn't conceived out of thin air. William Bensussen is entitlement's worst nightmare. His DJ sets bludgeon the basic shit, restoring music to a sacred place: shamanistic, visceral, honest, leaving pupils dilated and heads rolling. If you're searching for sound as pure voltage, the GLK is the generator.

If you've caught one of his sets all across the world, you understand. In a cover story, LA Weekly called the Low End Theory co-founder and resident, "the most popular great DJ in L.A…. wowing both bro-step hordes and avant-garde diggers…any song he spins feels remixed to Richter-popping intensity."

Resident Advisor described his shows as "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." Maybe you caught the aforementioned dance moves in the Apple commercial that aired during the 2015 Grammy's. Or maybe you caught him at any number of the biggest international or US festivals.

Over the last several years, GLK has amassed a new arsenal of weapons. Once primarily known for his atomic live sets and hypnotic mixes, he's evolved into a singular auteur. He can produce for himself and others, both on-stage and in the studio. Watching him conduct a live band recalls the frenetic genius of LA Philharmonic maestro, Gustavo Dudamel. The beautiful chaos is best distilled on his live album: The Gaslamp Killer Experience: Live in Los Angeles.

Raised in San Diego, GLK has made the City of Angels his home for the last decade. It's there where he joined forces with Flying Lotus and the Brainfeeder constellation, acting as an essential linchpin, the wild card electrifying the masses and slaughtering the heathens. He's played almost every major festival in the world, but still makes sure to wreck shop every Wednesday at The Airliner (home of Low End Theory).

Seamlessly fusing his eclectic tastes, his original music and blends transport listeners on a psychedelic journey. Recorded in late 2012, his BBC Essential Mix binds Radiohead and Dilla, the LA Beat scene and Black Sabbath, Ennio Morricone and Andre 3000. His debut full-length, Breakthrough merges acid rock and dirty beats, celestial Turkish strings and filthy hip-hop drums. Pitchfork bestowed lead single "Flange Face," with Best New Track honors, branding it one of the heaviest bangers of the year.

The album's beating heart, "Nissim" remains startlingly emotional and raw. A tribute to GLK's late brother, it might be the only Turkish folk song song in history collectively beloved by hip-hop diehards and twerking teenagers, grimy beat heads and candy ravers. It's the rare anthem that goes off in huge festivals and tiny clubs, radio station and Grand Theft Auto V (where it was licensed). The music can't be extricated from the man. GLK has survived tragedies and near-death sagas, overcome myriad obstacles and psychological odysseys. He's meditative and spiritual, peaceful but vicious, snarling but thoughtful. He's the wrong motherfucker to cross, but the right one to follow. Bang your head and bow down.

D-Styles

Guillermo Scott Herren is nothing if not proven. It's hard to think of a name that carries as much weight in both hip-hop and avant-rock circles as Prefuse 73, who in the past year alone has been asked to remix TV On The Radio, Pelican, BLK JKS, Cornelius, and producing the L.A. duo: "Voices Voices" e.p. on Manimal Records. Not to mention his collaborations with School of Seven Bells and Battles. These interactions have clearly helped to shape the evolving Herren's sonic aesthetic, which has expanded to include Diamond Watch Wrists twisted visions of prog-rock & "machine funk" and Savath y Savalas global psychedelia.

Last year, Prefuse 73's Everything She Touched Turned Ampexian, Herren rejected the idea of straight digital recording and instead went the much more intensive route of recording to analog Ampex tape, giving the album the sound of a lost tape of exploratory studio musicians from the not-too-distant past. In addition to the recording process, ...Ampexian also differs in its composition, existing as a tapestry of tracks of varying lengths and moods, albeit with a remarkable linear flow and, of course, unmatched rhythmic bump. The album features appearances by fellow Savath Y Savalas member Lange (also co-produced), School of Seven Bells vocalist Claudia Deheza, Zach Hill, Dimitri Grimm and Gaslamp KIller. He continued with an e.p. entitled: The Forest of Oversensitivity" and a Japanese Only release entitled: "Meditations upon Meditations".

This past year has taken him on a whirlwind of of shows and tours in a number of configurations around the world and back. South America, Japan, random lofts in the middle of nowhere and so on. Now, into this new year of 2010, he has already completed a U.S. tour with: The Gaslamp Killer and Voices Voices. With plans to continue with more shows, tours and a full fledged composition and performance written for the: "Aukso Orchestra of Poland" in August.

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