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Gaslamp Killer Announces Benefit Show



It’s been only 3 months since influential DJ and producer The Gaslamp Killer left the hospital after suffering a horrendous, near fatal accident whilst riding a scooter but it appears the incident hasn’t dampened the spirits of the artist as he has revealed details about what occurred on the fateful night in question and plans of a benefit gig to help pay off his mounting medical bills.

After cancelling a series of shows in Europe and Asia, Gaslamp shockingly told press that he was a mere 3 hours away from death via internal bleeding after the accident in which the wind blew off his hat, he removed a hand from his scooter and tried to apply the brakes but instead of slowing down the bike flipped over with almost lethal consequences as the producer himself explains  “It flew on top of me and I was going downhill. And it felt like when a super villain pounds the superhero into the concrete, and it breaks. I felt pummeled underneath the pressure. It could have bent me in half”.

Candidly, Gaslamp continued to outline the various stages of his treatment, revealing that he no longer has a spleen and a series of staples across his chest as a result of the incident The producer also spoke about further health considerations that the accident has imparted on him including that he could no longer drink alcohol or take drugs “I literally could fucking die from alcohol. I could load up and turn blue and die from a night of drinking. Fall asleep and not wake up. I’m not talking like ecstasy and coke. I’m not even talking psychedelics. Just drinking.”

The treatment has been costly and to  cover the expense Gaslamp has announced that on November 7, he’ll be joined by his friends and favorite bands for a special benefit show at Los Angele’s esteemed Mayan Theatre.  The show promises to showcase “The Gaslamp Killer Experience” and will see support provided by a series of “very special guests.” Admission is free with  attendees asked to make a voluntary donation,  to help cover his medical expenses. Tickets will be first-come, first-serve, but entry can be guaranteed by donating $50 for a special gift pack and more information can be found on the event by visiting ArtDontSleep.

Realising he was fortunate to survive the accident at all Gaslamp has taken a positive outlook to the enforced time off adding “I feel like I was given this opportunity to slow the fuck down again, and get inside my own head, and really try and create some dope music instead of fucking burning my brains out. It’s time for me to go back inside my soul and see what comes out.” We’re just glad the LA beatsmith is still with us and we’ll be sure to show our support at what looks to be an epic show.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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