The Gaslamp Killer Mixtape – Essential Mix (2012)

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The Gaslamp Killer Mixtape – Essential Mix (2012)

One of the barmiest DJs on the scene at this moment in time, The Gaslamp Killer aka William Benjamin Bensussen debuts on BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix. Apparently he’s affectionately named after his obscure track selection; a selection that had a propensity to clear dance floors across San Diego’s Gaslamp district. However he has now found a place for his ambiguous sound with his own party ‘The Low End Theory’, which now plays a significant role in the LA underground. He has also recently released his debut album ‘Breakthrough’ on Flying Lotus‘ Brainfeeder label.

The mix takes you on a journey through US experimental Hip Hop, electronica, psych rock as well as many other abstract genres, all of which have been mixed seamlessly. Admittedly not a mix we would naturally jump on at Blah Blah Blah, however with tracks from the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Raekwon, Radiohead, Roots Manuva, Mr Oizo, Aphex twin and Black Sabbath featured we can assure you that if you’re truly a music lover this is well worth a listen. Pigeon hole him at your own peril.

Once again thanks to Pete Tong and Radio 1 for this Mix.

The Gaslamp Killer Essential Mix Tracklist

01. Wendy Carlos – Clockwork Orange Theme [Columbia]
02. Kuedo – Flight Path [Planet Mu]
03. LDFD – Micro-Chips (LDFD Remix) [Unreleased]
04. Dimlite – Orchard Wards
05. Flying Lotus – All In [Until The Quiet Comes, Warp]
06. Flying Lotus Feat. Erykah Badu – See Through You To Take [Unreleased]
07. Portishead – Theme From ‘To Kill A Dead Man’ [Go Discs]
08. Radiohead – Idioteque [Kid A, Parlophone]
09. Hudson Mohawke – Furnace Loop
10. 2000F & J Kamata – You Don’t Know What Love Is [Hyperdub]
11. Bames – Bronson
12. Changes & Esgar – One Day
13. Gaslamp Killer & DAEDELUS – Impulse (Free The Robots Remix)
14. Harmonic 313 – Wind It Up (Instrumental) [Hyperdub]
15. Hudson Mohawke – Multi Orch
16. Jon Wayne – Bowser [Alpha Pup]
17. Jon Wayne – Robot F*** [Stones Throw]
18. Mono/Poly – Crew
19. MRR-ADM – Untitled
20. The Legend Of Zelda – Title BGM
21. Lorn – Automation [Nothing Else, Brainfeeder]
22. Raekwon Feat. Ghostface Killah & Method Man – Ice Cream [Epic]
23. Louis Armstrong – Potato Head Blues
24. Nine Inch Nails – Closer [Nothing / Island]
25. Madlib – Lifetime (Lifeline) [Stones Throw]
26. Quakers Feat. Guilty Simpson & M.E.D. – Fitta Happier [Stones Throw]
27. Radiohead – National Anthem (8bit Version) [White]
28. Flying Lotus – Pattern Grid World [Pattern+Grid World, Warp]
29. Roots Manuva – Witness (One Hope) [Witness (One Hope), Big Dada]
30. Birdman Feat. Clipse – What Happened To That Boy [Cash Money]
31. Om Unit – One For Gaslamp Killer
32. Dilla – Unknown [Unreleased]
33. Jeremiah Jae – Hash Knife Pony Express [Brainfeeder]
34. André 3000 – She Lives In My Lap [Speakerboxxx / The Love Below, Laface]
35. Slum Village – Raise It Up [V2]
36. Saffir – Scandelous
37. Oh No – Deliveries
38. Flying Lotus – Elephant Ride [Unreleased]
39. Sixtoo – Duration [Cease And Desist]
40. Radiohead – Myxomatosis [Hail To The Thief, Parlophone]
41. Heralds Of Change – Come On Now Work That (Puzzles) [Ep, All City]
42. John Williams – Imperial March
43. Mr. Oizo – WC
44. Mr. Oizo – Peehurts [Stade 3]
45. Aphex Twin – Windowlicker (Dials Re-Edit) [Warp]
46. Lou Champagne System – Silent Walking [Medical]
47. Connan Mockasin – Unicorn In Uniform [Because]
48. Dimlite – I Can’t Get Used To Those [Prismic Tops, Now-Again]
49. Flying Lotus – Phantasm
50. ? – O Babuaa Yeh Mahua [Sadma Ost]
51. Black Sabbath – Electric Funeral [Paranoid, Vertigo]
52. Walk On By
53. Led Zeppelin – No Quarter [Horses Of The Holy, Atlantic]
54. Apryl Fool – The Lost Motherland [Import]
55. The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim [Brainfeeder]
56. The Gaslamp Killer Feat. Gonjasufi – Apparitions [Brainfeeder]
57. Gaslamp Killer, Adrian Younge & MRR – Dead Vets [Brainfeeder]
58. Gaslamp Killer & Dimlite – Seven Years Of Bad Luck For Fun [Brainfeeder]
59. Connan Mockasin – It’s Choade My Dear [Forever Dolphin Love, Phantasy]
60. Daedelus Feat. Computer Jay – Flying Sail [Scion Av]
61. DJ Rashad – CCP [Lit City Trax]
62. EPROM – 808 Ride [Unreleased]
63. Esgar – Starscream [Hit And Run]
64. Kramphaft – Perfect Gain Structure [Saturate]
65. Phillip D Kick – Love & Gwala [Dummy]
66. Phillip D Kick – Champion Sound
67. Ennio Morricone – Per Un Pugno Di Dollari

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