A Brief Interview with Gaslamp Killer of Low End Theory

The sound of bass swallowed the crowd at 1015 Folsom who came out to get their fix of experimental beat based music.
Starting as a weekly party in Los Angeles, Low End Theory has become a musical melting pot for experimental artists. Since last March, Low End Theory’s collective musicians decided to bring a piece of Low End to the bay by hosting a monthly event in San Francisco.

Known for featuring surprise DJ sets from well known artists such as James Blake and Tom Yorke, this night was no different by announcing a special intimate set by one of the collective’s founders Flying Lotus.

After Flying Lotus and Thundercat’s bass heavy set, Low End founders and resident DJs Daddy Kev took to the stage preforming a mix of trip-hop, Lil Wayne remixes and dubstep tracks that kept the crowd on their feet. Following Daddy Kev was a mind blowing DJ set by Low End’s other most notable resident DJ, The Gaslamp Killer who played a mix of original and remixed tracks from his iPad.
The Foghorn had the opportunity to interview The Gaslamp Killer about Low End Theory, his iPad and what he most enjoys about San Francisco.

Foghorn: As a resident DJ at Low End Theory and a touring artist who preforms at festivals around the world, what is the difference when it comes to playing a resident set at Low End Theory then preforming at a festival?
The Gaslamp Killer: Its almost more nerve wracking because the kids that come to Low End Theory really know me & get to see me a lot more than most people. It always a test to see what (music) will work & what won’t! I feel like Low End Theory is my laboratory where I think up most of my creations that I take on the road with me for the rest of the world to see. It doesn’t really matter whether I’m playing, in front of 500 or 50,000 as long as the energy is there & at Low End Theory the energy is ALWAYS there!

F: When did you start preforming with an iPad, and what inspired you to use one?
TGK: Daddy Kev inspired me to use the iPad in my sets. He started rocking one at low end a few months after it came out on the market! Kev is always ahead of the curve with technology. He keeps me up to date with most music as well!

F: Finally, what is your favorite thing to do in San Francisco?

Low End Theory SF is held the first Friday of the month at 1015 Folsom in the SOMA and is 21+.

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