Low End Theory, an LA localized “weekly party series” that fosters hip-hop, experimental, and electronic aesthetics has released William Bensussen from his residency with brand.
Known by his stage name, The Gaslamp Killer, Bensussen’s discharge from Low End Theory arrives in the wake of the sexual assault allegations alleged against the artist just yesterday on Twitter by a user named Chelsea (@chelseaelaynne) who claimed that the DJ drugged and raped both her and a friend during a party at The Standard in 2013.
While Chelsea’s statement currently remains alleged, Low End Theory has decided to part ways with Bensussen, announcing Bensussen’s termination in an official statement likewise posted to Twitter.
Bensussen was supposed to appear at Low End Theory’s New York City event yesterday, the performance scheduled as a part of the Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival‘s (BEMF) tenth anniversary. BEMF cancelled the show, writing, “Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival has chosen to cancel the Low End Theory show. This is not the appropriate time to present these artists in light of the allegations that were made last night.”
The Gaslamp Killer has since denied the veracity of the allegations.
The Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is coming up next week, and although there are going to be plenty of incredible artists bringing their unique flavor to the three-day festival, we have handpicked 5 artists that you absolutely cannot miss. From bass-heavy showcases to deep house dynamos, the 2018 BEMF will once again assemble some of the most innovative names in dance music to the best venues all over Brooklyn. From October 12-14, BEMF’s tremendous array of artists will take over the borough – grab your tickets for BEMF here.
Tokimonsta is ready to return to the forefront of electronic music after her recent battle with the serious brain disease Moyamyo. With her new album Lune Rouge out now, the Young Art label head is set to give fans a look into her extremely personal project, which she crafted during her recovery. BEMF goers will surely not want to miss Tokimonsta’s killer debut of her fresh new tracks, like “Don’t Call Me (feat. Yuna).” Tokimonsta will be taking the stage at House Of Yes on October 12.
Dirtybird figurehead Justin Martin always brings the party wherever he goes. The San Fransico powerhouse producer/DJ is infamous for throwing wild sets full of booty-shaking house beats. Justin has smashed festivals around the world from Shambhala to Oregon Eclipse Gathering, and now he has his sights set on BEMF. The icon has garnered a massive following of diehard fans and this set is definitely going to be one of the wildest of the weekend. Justin Martin will bring his one-of-a-kind style to Analog BKNY on October 14.
Pete Tong is one of the most well-respected tastemakers in the world of dance music. His BBC Radio 1 show has become a fundamental aspect of dance music culture, and the British DJ is by far one of the most influential people in the world of music as a whole. Whenever this living legend gets behind the decks you can bet that things are going to get hectic. It’s not every day that Pete makes appearances in the Big Apple so this set is definitely going to be a treat. Pete will be hitting Analog BKNY on October 13.
Since breaking onto the scene in 2012, Gorgon City have established themselves as one of the most innovative duos in the world of house. The London natives have become worldwide superstars thanks to their well developed UK garage sound and immersive live performances. Now they’re ready to change the game even further with their new label, Realm. Gorgon City will be headlining BEMF’s final Warehouse party with Green Velvet on October 14.
Low End Theory
Low End Theory began as an experimental hip-hop and electronic club night in that takes place every Wednesday night at the Airliner in Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles. Residents Daddy Kev, Nobody, Gaslamp Killer and D-Styles will come together to bring an authentic West Coast bass vibe to the east coast and all bass music lovers will not want to miss this one. Catch Low End Theory at Paper Box on October 13.
The ninth annual Brooklyn Electronic Music Festival is returning to the trendsetting New York borough this fall from November 4-19. Further solidifying Brooklyn as the mecca of deep house, the newly announced phase one lineup includes a diverse group of the underground’s biggest names from across the country, around the world, and from Brooklyn itself. The show will feature current stars such as The Black Madonna and Kidnap Kid alongside icons like Kerri Chandler and Danny Daze.
The event will take place at some of Brooklyn’s best venues, including Output, Music Hall of Williamsburg, and Analog. While the two weekends of music will mark the festival’s start and end, the week will be stacked with nightly panel discussions, art installations, and other cultural activities. You can find a link to purchase tickets and the full phase one lineup below.
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