Channel Tres - Black Moses 12" - Preorder


Channel Tres - Black Moses 12" - Preorder


the second ep of compton’s channel tres

180 gram, opaque yellow/opaque white vinyl

limited to 500 copies

preorder now, delivery expected early october (we’ll keep you posted – nick)

about the release:

Today Compton-born artist Channel Tres releases Black Moses via the LA-based label Godmode. The project arrives with three major singles out already, including Beats 1 World Record “Black Moses” featuring JPEGMAFIA, “Sexy Black Timberlake” and “Brilliant N*gga”. Channel introduces fans to two new tracks, “Orpheus”, a lyrical nod to the Greek myth, and “Raw Power”, a trippy ode to The Stooges’ Iggy Pop.

“Orpheus” opens with silky vocal harmonies set under Channel’s deep baritone, echoing ‘can’t look back’ – a personal mantra to stay focused on the future and an introduction to the rest of the EP. “Brilliant N*gga” bounces in with an irresistible bassline and lyrics that cut through the misconceptions that exist around black culture. “Black Moses” follows as an homage to the iconic American soul artist Isaac Hayes, who repurposed the nickname as a sign of power, strength, and black pride. The track also evokes the complicated sense of responsibility that Channel feels for his family and community. “Sexy Black Timberlake” favors his funk-forward West Coast sound, tackling societal issues that young black men face, either being vilified or objectified for their skin color. “Raw Power” rounds out the EP with psychedelic production elements, dedicated to Iggy Pop and The Stooges’ 1973 song of the same name.

 This summer alone, Channel has toured with Childish Gambino in Australia, performed at the world's most regarded festivals including Pukkelpop, Primavera Sound, Detroit’s Movement, and Splendour in the Grass, and released remixes for Mark Ronson, Toro Y Moi, and August 08. Last weekend he performed to an at-capacity crowd in NY as part of MoMA’s PS1 Warm Up series, and next joins Toro Y Moi for an 11-city fall tour across North America. Channel has received an outpouring of support from influential figures like Zane Lowe, Elton John, and Anderson Paak, along with praise from tastemakers Pitchfork, The FADER, NPR, Billboard, Hypebeast, i-D, FACT Mag, REVOLT, BBC Radio 1, KCRW, and triple j, among others.

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