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How a near fatal accident inspired The Gaslamp Killer's latest show

The Gaslamp Killer
The Gaslamp Killer
Theo Jemison

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Back in 2006, a couple of guys involved with LA's hip hop scene decided to put together a weekly evening of music at a small club in the Lincoln Heights neighborhood of LA. They called it the Low End Theory.

It's gone on to become one of the hottest music events in the city, attracting guest contributors over the years like Thom Yorke, Eryka Badu and James Blake, and helping to launch acts like Odd Future. Well known DJ's from around the world have come to perform alongside some local staples like our guest The Gaslamp Killer.

William Benjamin Bensussen, as he's known by his parents, is one of the show's founders and a resident DJ at the show.

He joins Alex Cohen in the studio to talk about the evolution of the Low End Theory, his near fatal scooter accident and his latest project The Gaslamp Killer Experience. To hear the whole interview, click on the audio embedded above.

If you'd like to see him perform live, he'll be at Grand Performances in Downtown LA this Friday, June 19.