Gifted & Blessed

Gifted & Blessed

Gifted & Blessed is the home of producer/composer/technician/sound artist Gabriel Reyes-Whittaker, also known as GB, Frankie Reyes, The Abstract Eye, The Reflektor, and a few other nicknames. He is best known for his particular interest in and knack for electronic hardware instruments (especially of the analog variety) but has dabbled in many different sounds, approaches and genres. While some are most familiar with his role in the formation of the Los Angeles beat scene back in the early 2000s, others are most aware of his synthesizer-based dance records, or perhaps his technoindigenous studies through which he explores his own ethnic heritage and that of all mankind through modern electronic means. Some may be more familiar with his production work for The Steoples, Kelela, Steve Spacek and others, or his association with Stones Throw via several records released together in recent years. The sounds are varied and the spectrum is wide, and while you never quite know what to expect from Gifted & Blessed, you can expect as much soulful sincere synthesis in his live sets as you get from his records. And you can expect to move.



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