July 17, 2009
July 9, 2009
On FRIDAY JULY 10th ---> USA debut of our new album Granada Doaba will be hosted at Farmer + the Cook in Ojai, CA.
The show is free!
The concert will feature live performances by:
Russ Baggerly (Flamenco guitar)
Stanislov's Dog (Middle Eastern music with Daniel Eshoo, Rod Martinez, Raymond Powers)
Twin Trip (indie rock with Felix Penny and Micah Van Hove)
Gnotes + Teddy Jack (electro-acoustic guitar)
Gnawledge (global hip-hop with Granada Doaba)
Music will start at 7pm. Before the concert at 6pm, Canyon Cody will give a talk about his Fulbright research project about multi-cultural music in Spain. There will be drinks and delicious organic food. For more info, email canyon [at] gnawledge [dot] com
April 13, 2009
First, a peek into the kitchen of French rapper Kaya while she practices lyrics over the Granada Doaba instrumental "Nunca Fui A Granada" [featuring Gnotes on the guitar + cajon]. Video recorded in the Albaicín (Granada, Spain)
Gnawledge - "Nunca Fui A Granada (Kaya Remix)" Download MP3
Second, we got a wicked bilingual dance track from Moses, an MC from the nuAi tribe.
Gnawledge - "Bohemia Al-Andalus (Moses Remix)" Download MP3
anyone else down for a collab?
Gnotes contributed a beat to the Murs remix contest. Always a dutiful rule-abider, Gnotes' instrumental contains no samples (as per stipulated); Gnotes plays live bass, guitar, accordion, bongos and MPC.
Murs - "Everything (Gnotes Remix)" Download MP3
James Blunt? really?
March 6, 2009
February 24, 2009
The first Granada Doaba mash-up is from El Canyonazo, who hadn't done a proper smashie since "Emergency Xxplosives". The vocals are from Knaan's "ABCS" [feat. Chubb Rock] from his new album Troubadour.
- Free Download: Knaan "ABCs" [Gnawledge Remix]
While in Granada, we were lucky enough to work with Juan Habichuela' grandson, an amazing 19 year old guitarist of the same name, but we'll have to save that story for another day . . .
BUY --> Knaan's new album Troubadour
February 3, 2009
- Free Download: Granada Doaba - "Bohemia Al-Andalus" [Yanng Remix]
Yanng came by the Gnawledge studio with his compañero Asis (video below) and freestyled over the instrumental "Bohemia Al-Andalus." Yanng went home with the beat his brain and scribed us a Doaba anthem:
"Eso no son rumbas de feria,
es una fusión de músicas serias.
Música antigua, ahora hecha nueva."
Much respect to Yanng for breaking the seal on the Granada Doaba remix project.
Anyone else interested? We got strumentals --> email@example.com
January 23, 2009
The producer Metaform is working with Gnotes and Elemental Zazen on both of their upcoming albums, but this here's just a likkle bootlegd remix of his track "Crush" from Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, one of my favorite albums of 2008.
Metaform - "Crush (Kaya Remix)" Download MP3
Kaya [aka Cat Gomez] is a French MC based in Granada (Spain) who collaborated with Gnawledge on Granada Doaba. For the anglophonos in the room, she's rappin in français until 1:38 and then reboots into espangñol for the finish.Metaform's blenditure of instrumental hip-hop and old-school funk is right up my cup o'tea alley. Support the artist.
January 20, 2009
The first track form Gnotes' 2006 album INTHRUMENTAL, "Guitars in the Trunk" is about the Gnawledge Records trip to Cuba for the 10th annual Havana Hip-Hop Festival. We brought a mobile studio down to do some recording with Anonimo Consejo, a pair of Cuban MCs.
When we arrived at the José Martí International Airport, the security agents were unbothered by our guitars and drum machines, but they were not happy about us importing microphones into Cuba.
Video by Canyon Cody.
"The human voice is a beautiful thing,
but the human voice is a powerful thing.
They confiscated our bags when we got off the plane.
Suitcase with instruments and all types
of machines that make beats,
but they only took the mics.
Charged with illegal vocal amplification,
Locked my mic behind the cell
but released us form the station.
Homeless, lazy, lifeless, sunk.
Technics in the backseat,
Guitars in the trunk."
Purchase Gnotes' Inthrumental @ iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby, but whatever you do, don't bootleggus.
MySpace: Gnotes + Anonimo Consejo
January 16, 2009
From Gnotes' 2006 album Inthrumental from Gnawledge Records, "Angels Are Trouble" explores the dangers of tings so good. Featuring bad lypsync from Canyon Cody, reefer madness and brazilian devils.
Purchase Inthrumental @ iTunes, Amazon or CDBaby, but whatever you do, don't bootleggus.