William Benjamin Bensussen is a DJ and producer who started DJing in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter, where his weird, heavy sound was generally a dancefloor killer, earning him the name The Gaslamp Killer But he kept at it, and found a home in Los Angeles, performing with the Low End Theory crew. On December 1, 2012, Gaslamp Killer joined an ever-growing list of notable DJs and appeared on BBC Radio 1 with an Essential Mix "This runs the gamut, freak flag and spliff waving in the air. 2 brutal and beautiful hours of raw beats, boom bap, and Birdman. There is psych-rock, there is juke, there is Spaghetti Western. Exclusives from Lotus, HudMo, and Dilla." If you like what you hear, there's even more below the break. [more inside]
Minimixes have become a fixture of Annie Nightingale's BBC Radio 1 show, but this week's is seasonally appropriate as Krafty Kuts does a not-quite-seven-minute mix that romps through multiple genres, all to celebrate that spookiest of holidays. [more inside]
The Blanks perform Katy Perry, Cee-Lo, and Duck Sauce. You might know them from elsewhere.