If not the best kept secret signed to Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label, San Diego producer the Gaslamp Killer might be the most overlooked artist on the imprint. “Flange Face”, the first track released from his forthcoming debut LP, Breakthrough, is one of the straight-up loudest singles the label’s ever put its name on. The mass of mixed rhythms and decimating drums are equally suitable for headbanging as they are for chin-stroke appreciation, while Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s violin gracefully weaves through the carnage, rendering a guest singer wholly unnecessary. FlyLo’s recent festival sets have gone heavy on the bangers, but as it turns out, one of 2012’s biggest is under his own roof.
[from Breakthrough; out 09/18/12 via Brainfeeder]