Gotye's song "Somebody That I Used To Know" was LA radio station KCRW's Top Tune yesterday. It's a beautiful track; haunting, heavy and heartbroken. Gnotes gives the original some bounce in his remix, which comes alongside this b-side Florence and the Machine remix.
These remixes come as a detour follow-up to his Global Bassment mixtape to No String Attached EP, both from 2011. These indie rock remixes show yet another side of Gnotes' prolific, diverse style. From Inthrumental to Rhymes and Beats, Gnotes has produced, rapped, performed and remixed everything from boombap to grunge.
Lately he's been hosting Gnawledge MyCypher in LA, a monthly hip-hop freestlye/jam-session … something like pick-up basketball for rappers, DJs and bboys (next Gnawledge cypher is Tuesday October 11th).
Gnotes continues to rock the cajón and flamenco guitar at Subsuelo, the monthly global bass party in East LA featuring El Canyonazo, Gozar and DJ Ethos.
His score for the upcoming flamenco documentary Kumpania, featuring Jose Tanaka & Antonio de Jerez, will be released along with the film in the new year.
And his sophomore rap record featuring Devin the Dude, Elemental Zazen, Mandeep Sethi, Jake One … coming soon. But for now here's a Florence and the Machine remix he did this week.
All photos courtesy of FarahStop.