Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.

Gaslamp Killer’s association with the L.A.-based Brainfeeder collective often gets him painted as an instrumental hip-hop or bass music producer, and while those characterizations hold some truth, his roots are just as deep within funk and psychedelic music. We tapped Gaslamp for this week’s “Listen In,” and his playlist reflects that crate-digging musical omnivorism, weaving through classic and contemporary psych, Ethiopian jazz, and a the new-agey score to a 1979 nature documentary.

Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.


“Forever Dolphin Love,” Connan Mockasin, 2011


“Apocalypse Dreams,” Tame Impala, 2012


“Heartbreaks + Setbacks,” Thundercat, 2013


“Wrecking Ball,” The Heliocentrics, 2013


“Life Round Here,” James Blake, 2013


“Rêve,” Vangelis, 1979


“Protest (Dimlite’s re-ça va pas),” Chapelier Fou, 2013


“Mind Flowers,” Ultimate Spinach, 1968


“Prowlin’,” The Whitefield Brothers, 2001


“Mascaram Setaba,” Mulatu Astatke, 1972


“Nissim,” Gaslamp Killer, 2012