Terrace Martin just tapped Channel Tres for a funky and lush new single, “Chucks.” The two Los Angeles natives walk in pretty different musical lanes, but their link-up sparks fireworks. Moreover, Tres’ understated and almost sensual vocals pair with his deep house-inspired production. Also, there’s the undercurrent of soul and funk that runs throughout a lot of his work in the bassline and trumpets. However, Martin pops in the track with wailing saxophone and riffs effortlessly over the peppy jam. Even if you haven’t heard of these artists before, this track is a must on your weekly feel-good jams.
Furthermore, the acclaimed saxophonist is nominated for a Grammy this year for Best Progressive R&B Album for DRONES. Also, he’s got a few upcoming shows as part of his Dinner Party supergroup with Kamasi Washington, 9th Wonder, and Robert Glasper. They include a Terminal 5 set in New York and even a spot at Coachella this year. On the other hand, Channel Tres steadily released singles, featured on projects, and even dropped a couple of his own. If you’ve listened to either in any capacity, you know the curious potential of a track like this. While we’re not used to hearing Martin over electronic production, Channel Tres makes him feel right at home.
In fact, Channel’s quite good at adapting his style and production habits to varying genres and moods. Even Danny Brown’s wild delivery and zany bars sounded effortlessly cool on their collab with Baauer, “READY TO GO.” Still, what did you think of Terrace Martin’s latest track “Chucks” featuring Channel Tres? Whatever the case, let us know in the comments and peep some standout lines from the song down below. Also, if you haven’t heard it yet, you can find the single on your preferred streaming service. As always, check back in with HNHH for the latest great music releases each week.
I wake up in the morning with my Chucks on
How did I get in my bed?
It’s 1 AM and I’m ’bout to just get my drink on
Don’t spare me with your bulls**t