When previewing Main Attrakionz’s August 26 show at the New Museum, I noted how in recent months the city has become a gathering point for many of the rest of the country’s rap weirdos. This trend is likely to continue now that Das Racist’s Heems (whose group is bringing Detroit’s Danny Brown back to town for a Knitting Factory gig on September 12) is teaming up with Despot (also on that Knitting Factory bill) and True Panther Sounds co-founder Dean Bein to throw a new party series at Santos Party House. Fitting, since that’s where Lil B made his incredible East Coast debut last summer.
The most exciting news, however, is that the inaugural bash — taking place a week from tonight, September 8 — will introduce the city to Spaceghostpurrp, who lives in Miami but for all intents and purposes comes from the internet, where you can download his post-regional mixtape BLVCKLVND RVDIX 66.6. ASAP Rocky, Venus X, and $hayne of Ghe20 G0th1k micro-fame open. Listen to a track (featuring the aforementioned Main Attrakionz) from that mixtape, and prepare to have your mind warped.