Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein Gesaffelstein…

That’s all I could hear repeating over and over in my head after his mind-blowing at set in Downtown LA at this year’s HARD Summer.

Gesaffelstein is the stage name of French producer Mike Levy, and has become synonymous with some of the hottest and most unique sounds that Indie Electronic music has seen in the last few years.  Gesaffelstein claimed his sound with his first EP, ‘Vengeance Factory,’ released on OD Records back in 2008.

The swagger that Gesaffelstein carries in his stage presence couldn’t be more paralleled by his productions. Gesaffelstein’s sound is a well-manufactured bridge between ambient, acoustic and almost techy impacts and climactic builds dropping into raging bass-lines. In tracks such as his remix of ZZT’s bomb ‘ZZafrika,’ Gesaffelstein takes the African influenced sound deeper in the jungle, while in tracks like his original, ‘Atmosphere,’ he pushes speakers to the limit with a massive buildup.

Zzafrica (Gesaffelstein Remix) by DIETER99

Over the past six months Mr. Levy has released two individual EP’s “Conspiracy Part 1” and “Conspiracy Part 2” on Tiga’s Turbo Recordings. Both of these EP’s grabbed me instantly.  Throughout the entire Conspiracy saga, Gesaffelstein flirts with several different tempos and subgenres all while staying loyal to his style. ‘Viol’ on ‘Conspiracy Part 2” has the power and zest of a demanding warehouse banger, but slowed down to 109 BPM, it rephrases the entire genre in an entire new light.

Gesaffelstein-viol by Kamalsan

I’m absolutely obsessed with how simultaneously cool and weird Gesaffelstein’s music is. I love the frantic textures he adds, his crisp percussion, and his driving yet incredibly simple bass-lines.

I’m excited to see Gesaffelstein grow within the culture, continuing to extend his music across several genres while looking like a boss on stage.