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Channel Two - Artful Time Reduction

Channel Two
05. Channel Two - Artful Time Reduction
(CD/EP) Kajmere Sound KAJ-023, 2006-10-24

Channel Two consists in the collaboration of German singer/producer Andreas Bingel with former Black Eyed Peas drummer Terence Yoshiaki (from L.A.), and a vast array of guests.
The 12 inch promoting their "Artful Time Reduction" album released on the rising Kajmere Sound Recordings label contains only a selection of tracks from the CD. It's already a classy collection of original and forward-thinking hip hop/soul, but the real deal is clearly the album, a masterpiece of sunshine head-nodding club-soul business.

Tracklisting :
01. The Beat Is feat. Black Shakespeare, Edee & Jantey
02. One and Only feat. Slim Kid Tre & Brixx
03. Bringa feat. Apl & Nfa | Go download MP3
04. Jazz Move
05. Once Knew feat. Ming
06. Universal King feat. Nfa | Go watch video
07. Duex Vega feat. Terry Dexter
08. Disney feat. Kim Hill
09. Anytime feat. Patrice
10. Across Waters | Go watch video
11. S'posed to Be feat. Joy Jones
12. En Moi feat. William Hanford Lee Jr.
13. Soul at Ease

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Press Release :
Somewhere 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.

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.


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