Queer rapper Le1f is summer's hot new look. Plus: Teengirl Fantasy, Gatekeeper, 5kinandbone5, more
The current popularity of Dark York, which took three years to record, and even some of Le1f's media spotlighting as a "gay rapper" are all part of a painstaking masterplan. "If people are freaking out now, wait until they see my next video, for 'Mind/Body.' I'm an alien transsexual being writhing in a trance rave cosmos." You need to take us there, Le1f.
"I generally feel like 18 and over parties pander and talk down to their audience," mega-wicked promoter Marco de la Vega tells me. "So I'm trying to focus on the opposite."
Um, talk about respect — here's the dark, dreamy, bass-crazy lineup of his first monthly youthful assay: Gatekeeper, Teengirl Fantasy, Nguzunguzu, 5kinandbone5 with secret spec1al guest, and the Tenderlions. Good thing I turned 18 last month, see you there.
Fri/10, 10pm-4am, $10–$18. DNA Lounge, 375 11th St., SF. www.dnalounge.com