Subsuelo is the little club night from Boyle Heights that is quickly growing into something much larger. The Subsuelo Crew (or clique or posse or family) features nearly a dozen creative collaborators who flawlessly meld art, music, and culture at their monthly global bassment (get it?) parties.
The crew has now taken the leap to music production with its first single and video, “El Viejo Boombap.” The song, produced by Subsuelo co-founders Gnotes and Canyon Cody, mixes flamenco guitars, beats, and turntablism with the help of DJ Ethos (Ana Tijoux/Los Rakas). He and flamenco dancer La Tigresa and flamenco guitarist Gabriel Osuna are the centerpiece of the video, shot by Brooklyn Shanti, as they do what they always do at Subsuelo: mix up a sexy global cóctel.
Photo by Farah Sosa