Last Summer, a near fatal scooter accident left William Bensussen - better known as The Gaslamp Killer - bedridden at his Mount Washington home. It was set to be a big season for the producer and DJ who had recently released his debut albumBreakthrough via Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint. Ten months on though, the summer draws near once again, and GLK finds himself taking a refreshed approach to the months ahead (which includes a set at Red Bull Music Academy's Lovebox stage). The formerly hyper-active artist, and self-proclaimed "angry psycho" is taking things a little easier .
"I'm just trying to be healthy, enjoy my life, and stay positive," GLK tells The 405. "I want to appreciate the community that I'm in, the love that I'm getting, and keep the longevity alive. I'm not trying to switch anything right now, it's all going really nice and smooth. I'm not trying to push anything, erupt anything, no matter what anyone is telling me I need to do, or no matter how many people are asking for the next record and stuff. I'm just trying to keep it stupid simple."
But even with this calmer outlook he is still set to be very busy. He is working on next album - although he tells us he is taking his sweet time - as well as his own Serato record which will feature psychedelic artwork of him and his cat. He will also spend plenty of time out in the road; having missed a run of European shows last Summer, he is devoting the month of July to making up for it and making some festival appearances at Burning Man and the first annual Low End Theory festival next month.