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Genre: Electronica / Hip Hop / Soul
Location Los Angeles & Hamburg Germany, US
Profile Views: 58956
Last Login: 10/29/2012
Member Since 10/30/2005
Record Label Kajmere/Channel Two Sound System
Type of Label Indie
BioSomewhere between a gorgeous and sexy, late summer sunset and a hot, sweaty soul music dance floor, lays the very complex debut release from Channel Two. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In 2002, producers/musicians, Andreas Bingel (Hamburg, Germany) and Terence Yoshiaki (Los Angeles, U.S.A.) first collaborated on a song called "Across Waters", which has since been featured on various compilations in both Europe & the U.S. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Terence Yoshiaki was a founding member & drummer of the multi-platinum recording artists, The Black Eyed Peas, and helped to define a groundbreaking sound and vision for the group. Yoshiaki also co-penned the Grammy winning Top 10 hit single, "Let's Get It Started", which earned him a 2004 Grammy nomination. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Andreas Bingel, a singing artist who writes, plays and produces his own music, started his music career with the Ich-Zwerg project in 1995, later signed to Mercury Records (Germany) in 1998-2001 releasing an EP, and album and two singles with videos being played on MTV and Viva (Germany). Since then, he's started the Deja-Move/Downbeat projects in 2001, simmered the industry with the album, Sunday (5000 Records) out of London, and also released a number of songs worldwide through compilations on labels such as Sony Music (Germany), Wagram (France), Universal (France) and many international imprints. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Producers Terence and Andreas both brought in their knowledge and wide range of contacts, including Kajmere Sound Recordings, to make Channel Two as stylish as any nouveau sound-system can be. Between their combining strengths of American Soul Music and European Electro Music, it's bound to happen. "We want to transport the feeling of good soul music regardless of the label or genre that may be put on it," says Andreas. "Our musical tastes are so widespread yet very similar, so that after 3 years of visiting each other, sharing ideas and files and working out the music in both of our own studios, it was time to let the people listen to our own slice of musical thought." The result was a record is equal parts hip hop, soul, and instrumental nu soul jazz, all within a dance and pop sensibility that could easily cross over to larger commercial radio audiences. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Featured on this project are artful contributions by the likes of Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde), Ming (The Spooks), Patrice from Germany, Kim Hill, NFA (1200 Techniques) from Australia, rapper Apl (B.E.P), and singer songstress Terry Dexter, just to name a few. ..
MembersAaron Bingle and Terence Yoshiaki are Channel Two "Artful Timereduction" Guest Artists: Terry Dexter * Jante, Black Shakespeare and Edee * Slim Kid Tre and Brixx * Ming (The Spooks) * APL (BEP) * Joy Jones * NFA (1200 Techniques) * Kim Hill ..........
Influences.......... ...... .. .... .... .. .. .. .. .. .... ....Channel Two's Album, Artful Time Reduction, available on iTunes and CD Baby - Click icon to download!........ ....
Sounds LikeChannel Two - "Universal King" featuring NFA........ Channel Two - "Across Waters"........