Hey there! I'll keep it super-short.

I'm Gene Bogolepov. I wrote my first song when I was 12, and I started my first band T-Lazarus 4 years later. We played electroclash and I was reflecting on growing up as a queer teenager in the country where homosexuality used to be perceived as a crime until early 90's.

In 2006 I founded my next project - Gender ID. We were more aggressive and heavy. It was a good time, too: we traveled a lot and played support shows for Placebo, Ladytron, She Wants Revenge and Sparks. I am so glad I was honoured to share the stage with artists who influenced my music in so many ways!

In 2013 I was diagnosed with HIV and experienced a heavy long-lasting depressive episode, but my project 1314 helped me to process this situation and recover. In 2017 I left Russia and moved to Berlin. I couldn't stand lies and injustice any longer. Now I know what it means to be a refugee.

I tell my stories. I try to be as honest as it gets.
Join me, maybe I'll tell something that you need to hear. Email me, if you want to collaborate or talk.

Gene Bogolepov
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