(G)nosis & Robohemoth
(G)nosis & Robohemoth met while working with a Los Angeles-based human services organization at Richie Sambora's (Bon Jovi) home in September of 2014. Little did they know they'd be pursuing a ground-breaking musical endeavor together, setting out on a journey to reinvent, modernize, and revitalize the radiant world of Funk music under the pseudonym: "No Robo".
Robohemoth is a recording engineer and producer whose musical style allows him to mix multiple genres with a notably distinguished sound. Over the past decade he has surveyed the music world in great length; working with several bands, DJ's, and artists as an audio professional. in 2014, his project: "Wall Street Government" was successfully funded through kickstarter.
(G)nosis is a celebrated artist and humanitarian who has spent much of his time working with non-profits; inspiring, teaching and empowering a younger generation of artists through music. His longevity began at 5 years of age when he danced on stage with MC Hammer, which would eventually lead him to pursue acting, teaching, and winning various awards. In recent years, he was placed on the CMJ Hip-Hop Top 40 music charts, ranking humbly above such legendary acts as Talib Kweli, Lauryn Hill, De La Soul and more.
Together, (G)nosis and Robohemoth combine the timeless and contemporary to bring out the kind of sound reminiscent of the Motown sound, while boasting the technological capabilities and power of modern electronic music. Top this off with social commentary, political undertones and a desire to unify the world, and you'll have all of the elements which make up their style of music & cultural influence.
The Sounds of an Occupied Mind II
“The Sounds of an Occupied Mind II” is the combined effort of a culturally diverse, modern quintet which fuses multiple styles of music and highlights important issues facing the modern world. The group is comprised of acclaimed artist/musicians: Sara Santilli, SuVi, Nipun Nair, and led by (G)nosis & Robohemoth. Other worldly influences are introduced through the incredibly diverse singing styles of Sara & SuVi, complementing their range of old-school funk, jazz & hip-hop all the way through to modern electronica.
Sara Santilli is a highly decorated funk-pop singer/songwriter from Rome, Italy. She was nominated for her solo single “Slow Rider” for “Best Blues Single 2014”, and earned her first award at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards with her single “I Drank In The Air”. This single is also featured in the Italian short movie: “Leggere Salva La Vita”.
SuVi is widely recognized in the Bollywood scene as a brilliant recording artist. She has been contributing her innovative talents by fusing together her Eastern musical influences with contemporary Western sounds, ranging from Pop, Rock, and R&B to Motown and Hip Hop.
Having started his musical journey at the ripe age of 6, Nipun Nair is a gifted musician and composer, adept at playing a multitude of instruments in a variety of musical genres. He has had years of private study under many world reputed musicians, working with Joe Maye (The voice), performing CALIBASH 2017 at the Staples Center with Anthony Cruz (X-factor), and assistant producing Stephan Baldwin's Musical productions with Barbara Cohen. Nipun has also had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the industry, including Grammy-nominated and Multi-Gold and Platinum ASCAP Award winning producer Rafael Esparza Ruiz, Rubens De La Corte, Ed DeGenaro, Lyndon Rochelle and more.
These are the things that make up the Sounds of an Occupied Mind...