Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know (Gnotes Remix)

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.

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Subsuelo – Global Bassment

Gnawledge presents SUBSUELO …   new global bass remix album produced by Gnotes and El Canyonazo

Featuring 15 Latin low-end remezclas made for the Subsuelo dancefloor in Boyle Heights (East Los Angeles), the new Global Bassment mixtape also features DJ Ethos on the cuts.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Afro-Cuban hip-hop, flamenco fusion, Caribbean dubstep, Malian womp, Peruvian chicha bounce and Barcelona rumba reggaeton.

Subsuelo – Global Bassment Mixtape [ft. Gnotes, El Canyonazo & DJ Ethos]

To celebrate our 2011 summer tour (which continues tonight in LA and ends next week in New York), Gnawledge is releasing 15 global bass tracks produced by Gnotes exclusively for the dancing folk at SUBSUELO –> click to download

Check out FarahStop party photos from SUBSUELO: May and June


Last summer, Gnawledge released Panama Doaba: The Funky Isthmus Mixtape to celebrate our 2010 summer tour, followed by Gnotes' Strings Attached, an instrumental EP of electronic flamenco grunge recorded in Seattle.

Gnotes will be performing in Boston next Monday July 25th alongside Afro DZ, Noni Kai, Mandeep Sethi, Brooklyn Shanti and DJ Canyon for the Gnawledge 7 Year Birthday Party at Beat Research hosted by Wayne & Wax and DJ Flack. 

And then 2 shows in New York City both on Thursday July 28th. From 6-10pm we'll be performing at Recess, an early evening international hip-hop show with WorldUp and MyCypher in the outdoor beer garden attached to Hostelling International in Harlem.  Then it's a late-night global bass baile with Dj Canyon in Brooklyn with the Cumba Mela crew at Bembe. 

TONIGHT at SUBSUELO, our guest DJ is BENNETT from Amoeba Records. As always, we'll also feature flamenco dance by La Tigresa + unfukwitable turntablism by DJ Ethos, live percussion from trio of drummers, photos by the eversnappy Farah Sosa, and global beats from resident selectors Cañon and Gozar.

DOWNLOAD –>  Subsuelo – Global Bassment

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Brooklyn Shanti “Rani Rani”

It's like the summers a natural aphrodisiac. New track from Brooklyn Shanti is the global groove del verano.  With a lithe afro-caribbean reggae riddim produced by Cumba Mela fam Thornato, Brooklyn Shanti woos a woman with words she might not understand, but that's no problem in matters of love.

Brooklyn Shanti – Rani Rani (produced by Thornato)

NYC rapper Brooklyn Shanti, aka the1shanti, sings in Bengali about the very first moment you see a beautiful woman, the vertigo of falling precipitously in love.  The youtube video features the dangerously beautiful Bollywood superstar Bipasha Basu, who was voted sexiest woman in Asia, twice. She recently saw the video & loved the song, posting it to her Facebook page, which has so far generated 411 likes and 78 comments .

The NYC rapper (formerly known as Nabin aka the1shanti) has been getting love from the Times of India and Desi Hits for "Rani Rani," which originally debuted on BBC Radio … and don't be surprised if you hear at an Indian wedding this summer

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Gnawledge hip-hop juerga in LA

3 MCs 2 Djs boombap cumbia and turntablist flamenco, breakbeats and live percussion

Gnotes and Mandeep Sethi will be getting down with 2 of LA's finest DJ ETHOS + JROZ.  Featuring live percussion, beat juggling, freestlye cypher, and a loopstation guitar performance … gnawledge hiphop = orthodox and experimental since 1954

++ plus live flamenco dance  by La Tigresa


FREE! 9pm @ 366 E. 2nd St, Los Angeles (Little Tokyo)

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SUBSUELO w/ djs Canyon, Gozar + Oro11

Thursday May 19 :::  global bass baile in east LA  ::: rsvp @ facebook

SUBSUELO = Latin low-end with djs Canyon, GozarOro11 spinning bass-heavy cumbia, global hip-hop, tropical funk, moombahton, timba, 3bal guarachero, samba, flamenco dubstep, afrobeat and quebraditas

check fotos from our last party…

Hosted by Gnotes, live percussion by Fabian Mauricio & Daunte Jerrell, flamenco dance performance by Cristina Lucio, and photos by Farah Sosa

FREE! May 19th @ Eastside Luv … beautiful venue, just east of downtown @ 1835 E. 1st Street; Los Angeles, CA, 90033


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