If Terrace Martin is producing your track, there’s a good chance it’s got some serious soul. If Channel Tres is on your track, there’s a good chance it’s got some serious attitude. Put both together and you’re in store for something that is undeniably pure gold.
“Chucks” sees Martin and Tres playing to each other’s strengths like peanut butter and jelly. Martin commented on his vision for the track saying:
The song “Chucks” is a sonic picture that represents New Los Angeles. The driving pulse of the song represents the tempo of traffic, the bass line is the attitude of a true Angeleno, the space that Channel commands with his vocals closely relates to the motion of water. At the end of the day it’s goin’ to make you move and feel good about being alive.
Channel followed that sentiment adding:
For me, this record “Chucks” is about reminiscing and grieving my past. I grew up on Long Beach Blvd and a lot of things took place there. I remember the donut shop, the car wash, the Compton swap meet, and I tried to best articulate that feeling with space and groovy production. Chucks were also my choice of shoe growing up, they cost 25 dollars at the swap meet, and they looked good. I had a bunch of them.
Terrace’s saxophone, Channel’s flows, and a shared understanding of production and composition are leaving us feeling bold, beautiful, and very much “feeling good about being alive.” Stream “Chucks” by Terrace Martin and Channel Tres below. Enjoy!