LE1F

Part of Northside Festival '15 - POP Montreal presents:

LE1F

Princess Nokia, DJ HVAD

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$5.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

tickets available at the door, $12 cash only or Free with Northside Badge

LE1F
LE1F
In a world full of rappers claiming to be one of a kind, Le1f (born Khalif Diouf) is a real deal original, a fascinatingly complicated personality full of seeming contractions. He’s a Manhattan native who studied ballet and modern dance, and eventually earned a degree in dance from Wesleyan before returning to the city to become a rapper. He’s an out and proud gay MC whose style is rooted in Tunnel bangers from a less socially enlightened era of hip-hop. He’s a producer who’s responsible for the beat behind Das Racist’s “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”, a fashion icon promoting a “hoodrat Tumblr aesthetic,” and Internet personality on a transcendental quest to become a living digital avatar. “The fabric of my life is a sexy fucking textile,” he brags on “Yup,” from his debut mixtape, Dark York, and obviously that’s no joke.

Le1f has one foot in the glossy Bling Era rap hits that he came to age on and one foot in the downtown electronic scene where he developed as an artist, and Dark York is true to both sides of his heritage. The beats (by Le1f, Nguzunguzu, Matt Shadetek, and what Le1f refers to as “Soundcloud guys and Internet friends”) refuse to settle into easy categories like “rap” or “dance,” and Le1f’s muscular, hyperarticulate flow handily disposes of any misconceptions that he’s anything less than than a legitimate rapper.

Since its release in April on Heems from Das Racist’s Greedhead Music imprint, Dark York, and its addictively giddy, 5kinAndBone5-produced lead single “Wut,” has made Le1f a media darling. The Fader, Spin, Pitchfork, Gawker, and a horde of tastemaking blogs have held him up as an example of the direction hip-hop’s evolving towards. Even more recently the video for “Wut,” which prominently showcases Le1f’s prodigious twerking skills, went viral, which indicates that there might be a much bigger audience for his entire artistic package than even his most ardent fans might have suspected. The cool thing about this story is that since we’ve never heard it before we don’t know how it’s going to end.

Princess Nokia
Princess Nokia
PRINCESS NOKIA is a musical collaboration between Destiny Ortiz and Christopher Lare. The pair met through a mutual friend and began to working together in early 2013. Looking to build a new genre, while embracing existing subgenres, PRINCESS NOKIA has created a neo-futuristic sound that is both relevant and avant garde.

PRINCESS NOKIA released their 1st independent album, "METALLIC BUTTERFLY", in May of 2014. The album has since received critical acclaim in both the underground and mainstream. Media outlets Fader and Vice both gave [album] rave reviews.

Their sound comes inspired by 90's Rave, Drum & Bass, with a nod to the raw New York & U.K. underground. "METALLIC BUTTERFLY" offers a diverse fusion of Trip Hop, Jungle, Adult Contemporary, Cute-Core, Grime, R&B & Afro Latin House. Latent, yet lyrically honest, with a creative approach their music continues to set them apart and attract a rapidly growing fanbase.

Reigning in downtown art cool with mainstream appeal PRINCESS NOKIA has been quickly gaining the recognition of various record labels, both major and independent. Recent collaborations include Red Bull, MTV World, and NPR ALT Latino. Kmart has currently licensed the song DRAGONS and is now airing it commercially.
DJ HVAD
DJ HVAD
The singular artistry of Danish composing performer HVAD is immersed in dualities. It reflects an identity forged in both suburban and “underground” Copenhagen, yet remains translatable to audiences worldwide.

His work scores these dualities; a showcase of production skill and the use of clever, and sometimes unsettling, juxtaposition. Somewhere between repulsive and seducing, it offers a complex insight into the mind of someone who grew up between cultures. His worldview remains utterly unique as a consequence, and fortunately for us, he has chosen music as a means to translate that experience to a public; a music that has no peer or comparison.

He has performed in venues and festivals worldwide, including Roskilde Festival, the Istanbul Biennale, Berghain, Khoj New Delhi, JUE Festival Beijing, UNSOUND Krakow, and SXSW.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Bowl
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY, 11249
http://www.brooklynbowl.com/

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