Artist of the Week: The Gaslamp Killer

The Gaslamp Killer

The Gaslamp Killer on Musikki

Bensussen is, according to the man himself, a freak that can’t function normally in society. He has a constant need to creatively discharge his inexhaustible energy. It was only when he found Music that he was able to focus on one creative output. Influenced by artists like Jimi Hendrix, Fela Kuti, Isaac Hayes and Madlib this spaz character is one of todays most eclectic DJs and producers. One week after the release of “Breakthrough”, William Benjamin Bensussen aka The Gaslamp Killer is Musikki’s Artist of the Week.


João Afonso

Founder and CEO of Musikki. Co-owned wahWah, an independent record store. Music addict. Used to spend every dime he had on records until he had to start spending most of it on dippers. Favourite artists: The Black Keys, David Bowie, Funkadelic, Feist, Pearl Jam, Bon Iver, James Blake, Bob Dylan, The Kills, Tim Buckley, Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Broken Social Scene, Efterklang, The National, Fiona Apple, Jeff Buckley, Andrew Bird, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Radio Moscow, Moon Duo, Midlake, Fanfarlo, Sigur Ros, Liars, Sonic Youth, Lambchop, Joan As Police Woman, Kings of Convenience, Beirut, Twin Shadow, Wooden Shjips, Lisa Hannigan, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Arcade Fire, Antony and The Johnsons, Beach House, Alabama Shakes, Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Tom Waits, Pavement, Stephen Malkmus, Nick Cave and the list goes on and on…