Channel Tres

Channel Tres Announces Long-Awaited Debut Album, Real Cultural Shit

After releasing a host of irresistible house tracks such as “Controller” and “Top Down” in the past four years, Compton-based artist/producer Channel Tres will finally bring forth his debut album in 2022. Real Cultural Shit will arrive this fall on Godmode and is led by the jubilant new single “Just Can’t Get Enough,” which samples the late soul legend Teddy Pendergrass. While Beyoncé and Drake have successfully dipped their toes into the house music waters of late, Channel Tres has given the genre a major signal boast since his first officially released tracks back in 2018. “My dad is from Chicago. House music was created there, and over time the music got lost in translation,” says the artist, whose real name is Sheldon Young. “So, when I studied it and I saw that it was African-American...

A Beyoncé Dance Album? Here’s 6 House Music Producers Who Would Thrive On “Renaissance”

It’s album release month for Beyoncé, and the world is waiting on bated breath. After all, Renaissance‘s lead single, “Break My Soul,” has already made history. Queen Bey is now the first ever woman to release 20 Top 10 hits as a solo artist as well as 10 as a member of a group.  Not to mention the house-minded rhythm and groove in “Break My Soul,” which samples a timeless dance anthem. With her previous albums, Beyoncé has counted artists like Frank Ocean, The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West as collaborators. And based on the creative direction Renaissance seems to be headed in, it’s fair to wonder whether or not house music producers are next up in her storied career. Here are six artists we think would slay on Beyoncé&#...

Flume Announces 2022 Tour Dates Ahead of New Album

Flume has announced a massive 2022 world tour. A few days ago, the electronic music virtuoso dropped a new single called “Say Nothing” (with MAY-A) and announced his first studio album since 2016’s Skin. Titled Palaces, the record will feature 13 tracks, including his long-awaited collaboration with Damon Albarn of Gorillaz. Now, Flume has revealed that he’s taking the new music on the road for a huge world tour dedicated to Palaces. Joining the pioneering future bass producer will be Channel Tres, Chrome Sparks, EPROM, Jon Hopkins, Oklou, Magdalena Bay, Tinashe, Tkay Maidza and more. So far Flume has only revealed specific shows for the North American leg of the tour. However, eagle-eyed viewers of the below video will see decals on his bike representing Germany, F...

Aviation-Themed Desert Air Festival Takes Off After a Successful Launch

As the occasional airplane engine rumbled in the nearby runway, revelers danced under the stars in a not-so-traditional dancefloor: a repurposed air museum. Guests attending the inaugural Desert Air Festival found themselves grooving to class acts from across the electronic dance scene surrounded by aircraft of a bygone era. Curated by Goldenvoice, the aviation-themed festival is the natural successor of Splash House‘s after-hours events held at the Palm Springs Air Museum. As one of the most unique festival settings found anywhere around, the event leaned into the aeronautic theme, immersing attendees in everything flight-related. Channel Tres performs at Desert Air. Quinn Tucker/Quasar Media/Desert Air Upon entering the event, a line of warplanes were proudly displayed, offeri...

Desert Air Festival 2021 Will Offer Flights On Warplanes, Yoga, and Guided Hikes

Have you ever wanted to cruise above the skies of Palm Springs in an authentic World War II airplane? Too exciting for you? How about a relaxing early morning hike along a palm tree-lined oasis and into a sacred vortex? Not much of a hiker? Maybe a healing sound bath and yoga class on a rooftop with unobstructed mountain views will hit the spot before a day of partying. Those amenities are all available for purchase as part of Desert Air’s Daytime Affairs programming. The inaugural house and techno festival is expanding its offerings into more than just a two-day music event. Mallory Turner Curated by Goldenvoice, the masterminds behind Splash House and Coachella, Desert Air will occupy the grounds of the Palm Springs Air Museum for a two-day house and techno affair. The festival wil...

Aluna’s Inaugural Noir Fever New Orleans to Host Kaytranada, Channel Tres, Jayda G, More

New Orleans, get ready. Aluna is about to shut it down. The dance music luminary’s latest enterprise, Noir Fever New Orleans, is slated to take the city by storm May 27-30, 2022 via a partnership with Pollen Presents. Featuring an all-Black lineup of musical artists, it endeavors to celebrate the Black and queer roots of dance music as well the legacies of Black talents that have come out of New Orleans. Featured artists include Kaytranada, Jayda G, Channel Tres and TSHA, as well as house and techno godfathers Derrick Carter and Kevin Saunderson. Noir Fever will also host keynote speakers, workshops, and a marketplace for Black-owned brands.  Recommended Articles “This unique experience of honoring dance music’s heritage and getting a taste of what’s to...

Anna Lunoe Teams Up With Genesis Owusu for Silky Smooth House Track, “Back Seat”

When it comes to electronic music-making, it truly can take a village. Anna Lunoe‘s latest release, a collab with Genesis Owusu called “Back Seat,” is our case in point.  Out via the Nina Las Vegas-helmed NLV Records, “Back Seat” is a hip-shaking acid house triumph. It’s also Lunoe’s first original single of the year, marking an exciting return for the Australian dance music veteran. The song shines bright with Owusu’s silky smooth vocals. They’re perfectly matched by an infectiously funky bassline from Aussie artist Touch Sensitive, guaranteed to be stuck in your head for days.  And those aren’t the only friends who pitched in, according to Lunoe. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and...

This TOKiMONSTA and Channel Tres Collab Is The Weekend Bop of Your Dreams

In music, there have always been two types of producers: those who play the game, and those who shape it. These latter tastemakers are above the cut when it comes to their sonic instincts, particularly when it comes to partnering up with their peers. Nowadays, TOKiMONSTA is leading the pack, and she’s right on target with her latest collaborator: the always-in-demand Channel Tres. Released July 30th via her own Young Art Records banner, “Naked” sees TOKiMONSTA’s ear for rhythm and groove find its perfect pairing in the woozy warmth of Channel Tres. Featuring a decadent bass line and disco-inspired synthscapes, it brings the energy of an invite-only speakeasy, making you feel trendier simply by pressing play. The mood of “Naked” comes to a head with a tri...

Duke Dumont Releases Club-Ready Seventh Edition of “For Club Play Only” EP Series

Following the release of last year’s Duality LP, Duke Dumont has returned with his first release of the year, For Club Play Only Pt. 7. The new two-track EP arrives at a time when clubs, venues, and festivals are revving back to life. With new tour dates on the calendar for Dumont, it feels like the right time to reboot his club-focused EP series, which first began in 2012. Dumont kicks things off with “Alter Ego,” leading listeners down a rabbit hole of arpeggiated acid synth textures. Paired with the confident and smooth vocals of Channel Tres, it’s enough to put anyone in a party starting mood. That energy continues more unabashedly on the B-side, “Let Me Dance.” Kid Enigma waxes poetic about the lights, vibrations, and sounds of losing one’...

Kygo, Madeon, More to Perform at Breakaway Music Festival 2021: See the Full Lineup

Ohio’s Breakaway Music Festival is officially returning this fall.  Prime Social Group has unveiled that the two-day, two-stage, multi-genre festival is confirmed to light up Columbus once again at the Historic Crew Stadium on September 3rd and 4th, 2021. This will be the six-year anniversary of the event after taking the previous year off due to the pandemic.  What sets Breakaway Festival apart from its counterparts is how they curate their lineup. While most event groups throw a wide net to catch any of the big-name artists of any given year, Prime Social Group curates it specifically to Columbus music fans. This year is proving to be one of their best yet with Kygo, ILLENIUM, Madeon, SOFI TUKKER, Gryffin, Channel Tres, Elderbrook, Two Feet, and many m...

SPIN Daybreaker: 20 Songs to Kickstart Your Weekend

It’s been a minute since we last made put something out, but what a lovely week to kickstart a new and improved SPIN Daybreaker. We are back and better with a new format and lucky for you, no more saving new playlists every week. We’ll now be updating the same playlist with new songs weekly, so just be sure you save your favorite tunes from our selection before they disappear into the void, or follow our SPIN Daybreaker: Complete Collection playlist to keep the entire Daybreaker catalog. That being said, we are coming back with an uptempo mix of some of the catchiest pop, indie-pop and electronic songs that’ll get you out of your seat and have you daydreaming about the summer fun that’s right around the corner. These artists have been quickly dominating the charts and circulating the socia...

Album Review: ZHU Ignites Gothic, Introspective Themes on Spellbinding “DREAMLAND 2021”

Electronic artist ZHU has always looked towards the future, but 2020 gave him more of a reason than ever. While trapped inside for most of last year, the Grammy-nominated virtuoso forged his latest LP, DREAMLAND 2021, with the intention of taking body, mind, and soul to a more optimistic soundscape of his own design. “I don’t believe that music, dancing, [or] the freedom of expression will be suppressed for much longer,” ZHU said in a press statement. “They can’t—that’s against human nature.” ZHU began his project with the intention of lighting up dancefloors, believing in their power to transcend and enable people to come together. Cultivating sounds by way of this mantra, the acclaimed artist has created another innovative work of art that seamlessly combines genre, style and mood. DREAM...

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