Channel Tres

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Channel Tres is the solo alias of Sheldon Young, a songwriter and producer whose output as a collaborator and headlining artist has ranged from left-field pop to house music heavily inspired by the form’s Midwest originators. He was among the first artists signed to Godmode Music. Young is from California, specifically Lynwood and neighboring Compton, where he was brought up by his great-grandparents. Involved in music at a young age, he began with drums, which he played in support of his school choir. Continued interest in music and a desire to leave his comfort zone took him to college in Oklahoma, though he eventually returned to the West Coast to pursue his calling. Among Young’s first major moves were credits for behind-the-scenes work on Bridge’s “Break the Rules” and DUCKWRTH’s An XTRA UUGLY Mixtape. Demos he recorded on his own led to an association with Godmode Music, the first product of which was a remix of labelmate Aaron Childs’ “Tangerine,” issued in February 2018. Young’s own “Controller,” a bounding and freewheeling house track written and recorded with Godmode’s Nick Sylvester, was out two months later. Early 2019 saw Young issue the singles “Brilliant Nigga” and “Sexy Black Timberlake” ahead of the arrival of the EP Black Moses, which arrived later that August. 2020 saw the release of the EP I Can’t Go Outside, which included features from Tyler, The Creator and Tinashe. ~ Andy Kellman