The next issue of Left is jam packed with some of the best editorial we've ever done. Our June cover girl, Luciana Caporaso interviews fashion icon Jeffrey Bryant. He's dressed everyone: from the Pet Shop Boys to Duran Duran, Cyndi Lauper to Lady Gaga. He shares with us some of his personal photos (i.e. Hanging out with RuPaul in 1990.) In addition, Michael Martinez interviews Dj/Producer Dan De Leon about his career and the road ahead. BeBe Sweetbriar has lunch with our favorite GoGo Jane Wiedlin. And the men at the Rufskin Headquarters are providing us with Folsom-inspired fashion that will leave you lingering on the pages. Oh, and Wendy Ho is back from her ho'cation with her popular AXE WENDY column; Celso Dulay and Chris Knight cover the boys at Amsterdam Pride and Kevin Thomas reviews the best in underground theatre and film in San Francisco. Left is rich in content, but we have room for you; If you want to go home with thousands of people next month... get in touch! There's still time to place an ad and be seen in the fastest-growing gay and lesbian publication on the west coast.
Luciana - Biography
Everyone knows her music, and the fashion & entertainment world adores her style. Luciana is the one of the USA’s most prolific dance & commercial music recording artists. She stood at the forefront of the electro nu-wave movement with a supercharged sound that has infiltrated dance floors across the States and consistently risen to the top of the Billboard charts – already achieving three Number 1 records and three further top 5 releases.
True testament to her infamous record “I’m Still Hot” which hit Number 1 in the Billboard Charts and included a YouTube video phenomenon featuring the one and only Betty White; Luciana recently polished off a new release with Akon – due for release in 2013. Her forthcoming track “Calling All The Lovers” was premiered on 11/03 at Palm Springs Pride to a crowd of thousands of screaming fans and is due for release end of November 2012 – a collaboration with globally-renowned DJs ‘The Manufactured Superstars’ on Big Beat records (Warner Music).
Add this to yet another single released globally on the hot Ministry Of Sound imprint in early 2013, and a World Tour kicking off in December including Russia and Australia, Luciana is truly setting the World alight!
Dave Aude & Luciana ‘Something For The Weekend’ (No. 1)
Luciana ‘I Like That’ (No. 1)
Luciana ‘I’m Still Hot’ – (No. 1)
Dave Aude (Isha Coco) Figure it Out – (No.1)
Luciana ‘When It Feels This Good’ – (No. 4)
Luciana’s prodigious rise in worldwide charts has followed on the heels of her collaboration with Tiesto and Wolfgang Gartner for “We Own The Night”, taking Global number 1 spots by storm, while her newly released single “When It Feels This Good” rose to claim the number 4 spot in USA Billboard Club charts shortly after its release. Luciana continues her musical conquest later this year on acollaboration with the Manufactured Superstars on “Calling All The Lovers”, and a forthcoming release on Ultra with 19 year-old rising talent, Tom Swoon.
An extraordinarily talented songwriter, she is in high demand by many established acts such as Kylie Minogue – having co-written CUPID BOY, which appears on Kylie's last studio album APHRODITE and DJ Havana Brown’s new release ONE WAY TRIP
Luciana's fierce attitude and reputation for feisty, in your face punk edged vocals has won her a legion of fans since she first grabbed international attention with Bodyrox and the groundbreaking “Yeah Yeah” – for which she received critical acclaim, including a prestigious Ivor Novello Award nomination for her work on the UK No2 hit. Since then we have seen her duet with Taio Cruz and feature on many smash club hits around the world collaborating with many of the most respected DJ's & Producers working in the industry today including Tiesto, Wolfgang Gartner, Dave Audé, Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5 to name just a few.
No stranger to the American market, her smash hit 'I Like That' with Static Revenger and Richard Vission topped the US Billboard dance chart and has nearly 10 miilion hits on youtube. . It peaked at No.3 in the Australian national chart achieving double platinum sales and has become a club anthem around the world, while her solo single, 'I'm Still Hot', dished out another delicious slice of electro pop that topped the billboard charts and inspired a unique collaboration between Luciana and the one and only Betty White… The resulting alternative version of I’m Still Hot became an overnight internet sensation, with proceeds going to the Los Angeles Zoo.