Gaslamp Killer Chops Up 'Gaslamp Killer Vs. Heliocentrics'

LA-based DJ offers up a meandering, eclectic remix

May 2, 2013 9:00 AM ET
Gaslamp Killer
Gaslamp Killer
Courtesy Now-Again Records

The Heliocentrics just dropped their new album, 13 Degrees of Reality, and the jazzy funk collective's record has already been reworked by Gaslamp Killer. The Los Angeles-based DJ chops up the Heliocentrics' latest work in this exclusive promo mix, transforming snippets and samples into a meandering, eclectic mix. The 23-minute set is sprawling, with percussive patterns that suddenly morph into extraterrestrial sound blasts and opaque, detouring patterns.

Photos: S.S. Coachella – Gaslamp Killer

The Heliocentrics' 13 Degrees of Reality is out now, as is the Gaslamp Killer's debut studio album, Breakthrough.

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

New and Hot Next

blog comments powered by Disqus
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“American Girl”

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers | 1976

It turns out that a single with "American" in its title--recorded on the Fourth of July during the nation's Bicentennial, no less--can actually sell better in Britain. Coupled with the Heartbreakers' flair for Byrds jangle and Animals hooks, though, is Tom Petty's native-Florida drawl that keeps this classic grounded at home. Petty dispelled rumors that the song was about a suicidal student, explaining that the inspiration came from when he was 25 and used to salute the highway traffic outside his apartment window. "It sounded like the ocean to me," he recalled. "That was my ocean. My Malibu. Where I heard the waves crash, but it was just the cars going by."

More Song Stories entries »