Daedelus and The Gaslamp Killer – LA DJs & Producers
Los Angeles-based producers The Gaslamp Killer and Daedelus are driving forces in the alternative hip-hop and electronica scenes. The two first collaborated on a 2010 7" by The Gaslamp Killer which featured the Daedelus-starrer "Impulse."
Originally hailing from San Diego, The Gaslamp Killer was born William Benjamin Bensussen. After cutting his teeth in the bars of the city's Gaslamp District, he relocated to LA and co-founded the legendary Low End Theory club night. His profile as a producer grew with the release of a handful of EPs for Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label. His 2012 debut full-length, Breakthrough, featured appearances from GonjaSufi, Daedelus, Samiyam, Shigeto, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. His studio followup, Instrumentalepathy, was released in 2016.
Santa Monica native Daedelus (aka Alfred Darlington, né Alfred Weisberg-Roberts) attended USC's Thornton School of Music to study jazz performance before branching out into left-field hip-hop/electro. The prolific producer launched his recording career with the release of 2002's Invention, out on Plug Research. He teamed up with rappers Busdriver and Radioinactive for The Weather a year later. Over the course of his many releases, he has collaborated with the likes of MF Doom, Inara George, and Will Wiesenfeld (Baths). His Live at Low End Theory LP was released in 2008. In 2015, he teamed up with LA funk-jazz ensemble Kneebody for the Kneedelus album.