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The Gaslamp Killer: Breakthrough

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Breakthrough is the debut full-length album from the Gaslamp Killer, a manic and mystic trip through the mind of a madman. Resident DJ and co-founder of the mythic Low End Theory club night in Los Angeles, the Gaslamp Killer is known across the globe for his impeccable turntable skills and high-energy performances. He delivers the same fire to Breakthrough, a project pulled from within his soul that is his strongest musical statement yet.

Blending California-inspired psych with widespread global influences, Breakthrough is a musical anachronism, an unconstrained compilation from a wandering spirit. Finding new clarity through human connections after years on the road, the Gaslamp Killer's evolution as an artist continues with Breakthrough. Overcast with ominous tones, loose drums and contorted sounds, Breakthrough is much more than a collection of beats; it is a musical project that reflects the culmination of almost a decade's worth touring and performing around the world. Laying his hands on production and live drums, the Gaslamp Killer brings together a potent cast of friends to contribute to the album. Featuring guest appearances by Gonjasufi, Adrian Younge, Dimlite, Daedelus, SAMIYAM, Computer Jay and more, Breakthrough is a journey of creative connection, a tribal ceremony loaded with a sense of fellowship that reflects the Gaslamp Killer's devotion to the collective experience.

Lacing the album with ancient dust, Gonjasufi lends his gritty voice to instantly grasping "Veins" and the easy, grainy groove of "Apparitions." Finding a frequency of high-strung horror, "Flange Face (with Miguel Atwood- Ferguson)" drops with a feeling of impending doom, a heaving monster with cinematic strings and meteors falling from the stars.

"Impulse (with Daedelus)" immediately descends into madness, spinning out of control amidst wicked sound contraptions and a blurry, bass-driven melody. Named after the Gaslamp Killer's grandfather, "Nissim (with Amir Yaghmai)" travels through a host of emotions, evolving from the solemn strums of a yiali tambur into a sunny tune that instantly transports you to Istanbul.

"Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun (with Dimlite)" slices the spine down the middle with chills, a cold-blooded tremor that congeals as it crawls through the shadows. Grabbing your breath through your guts and flinging off into the ether, "In the Dark", is an encompassing track whose twisted strings and heavy horns overtake the album's denouement with a shuddering glimpse of the end of the world.

To his ever-expanding fanbase, the Gaslamp Killer is much more than a DJ or producer; he is a master crafter of the collective experience, a shaman of spiritual escape found by following the beats. The journey continues; turning 30 this year, the Gaslamp Killer has only scratched the surface of himself as an artist and a person. Resonating on a deeper level, Breakthrough is the Gaslamp Killer's spirit shining through the haze, breaking through the foggy veil of singularity to find the human connection.

Track Listing

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1. Breakthrough Intro
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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2. Veins
featuring Gonjasufi
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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3. Holy Mt. Washington
featuring Computer Jay
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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4. Father
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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5. Critic
featuring Mophono
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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6. Dead Vets
featuring Adrian Younge; MRR
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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7. Flange Face
featuring Miguel Atwood-Ferguson
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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8. Fuck
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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9. Apparitions
featuring Gonjasufi
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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10. Impulse
featuring Daedelus
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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11. Peasants, Cripples & Retards
featuring Samiyam
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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12. Meat Guilt
featuring RSI
Producers: The Gaslamp Killer; RSI
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13. Mother
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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14. Nissim
featuring Amir Yaghmai
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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15. Keep It Simple Stupid
featuring Shigeto
Producers: The Gaslamp Killer; Shigeto
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16. Seven Years of Bad Luck for Fun
featuring Dimlite
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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17. In the Dark...
Producer: The Gaslamp Killer
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