Channel Tres serenades Tyler, The Creator’s ‘EARFQUAKE’ with a silky hip-house remix
Tyler, The Creator’s IGOR project produced the eccentric artist’s most streamed song off Spotify, “EARFQUAKE.” The single was recently remixed by Channel Tres, who worked with JPEGMAFIA and SG Lewis this year. He’s a Compton producer and DJ who left the EDM world early on to focus on developing his modern hip-house sound. It’s a combination of classic house elements and analog instrumentation, which is precisely the tone set on this re-work.
Focused on a walking bassline grooving alongside the Odd Future head honcho’s catchy “don’t leave it’s my fault,” vocal phrases, skipping high hats glide along lush keys and a moonlit sax arrangement to encapsulate an fresh, casual take on the electronic R&B indie original. It makes for a nice entry into Channel Tres’ growing catalog; not to mention, a milestone for the producer, who became the first ever official remixer for Tyler, The Creator through this endeavor.
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