Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Shawn Jackson "Brand New Old Me" In Stores Now!!


Shawn Jackson's 2nd album, "Brand New Old Me" came out today! It is now available on CD and digital download. Don't worry, we are releasing it on vinyl as well. It will be out in the second week of August.

Here is the info for the album.

Track List
1. (INTROLUDE) GOOD WRITTENS (prod. By K-Salaam & Beatnick)
2. BRAND NEW OLD ME ft. JimiJames (prod. By Astronote)
3. LIL BIG MAN ft. John West (prod. By Cook Classics)
4. LAH CITY ft. CO$$ & Young De (prod. By Cloud)
5. IZICHU ft. Thurzday of U-N-I (prod. By Beat-Maker-Beat)
6. T!LT (prod. By Ro Blvd)
7. POCKETFUL ft. CO$$ (prod. By Mr Brady)
8. CHANGE ft. ANGE BELLIS (prod. By Beat-Maker-Beat)
9. BAY BWOY (prod. By Cloud)
10. MAKE IT REIGN (prod. By Beat-Maker-Beat)
11. STARGET PRACTICE ft. FLY C (prod. By Astronote)
12. FRUIT SALAD (prod. By Beat-Maker-Beat)
13. LET IT GO! (prod. By Tony Ozier)
14. 2MAHRO (prod. By MNDSGN)
15. VICTORY LAP (prod. By Knxwledge)
16. GOOD RIDDANCE (prod. By Jordan Rockswell)


Tres Records presents the latest album, "Brand New Old Me," from artist, Shawn Jackson. His previous solo album "First Of All..." created quite a buzz, especially with strong tracks such as "Feelin’ Jack." It's been 2 years since that release, so the time has come for him to make more noise and show his brand new old self. Jackson, also known for his work with Alex Newman(Giant Panda) to form the group New Jack Hustle, has been constantly putting in work. The latest of his projects is the "Hollywood Shuffle Mixtape," which has been feeding the fans for the meantime, but the main course is finally ready to be served.

The reason for the title "Brand New Old Me" remains evident throughout the album. With the heavy influence of electronic sounds and instrumentation becoming incorporated in almost all forms of music these days, Shawn Jackson keeps up with times and picks a batch of beats that both elevates and stays true to the art form. The growth in his lyrics is evident as well, as he constantly keeps with the theme of re-inventing oneself, while still being you.

From the change he's gone through over time to the types of sticky green leaves he prefers, Shawn shares his thoughts in his smooth yet staccato like flow matched with his clever ad libs. He also shares the mic with a few guest appearances such as Thurzday of U-N-I, and Co$$. As mentioned before the album is a portrayal of the times, and with tracks like "Change", "Brand New Old Me" and "Fruit Salad," folks will definitely get a taste of the past and the present. The lyrical content, and beats (which by the way, contains a production credit list of names such as Astronote, Knxwledge, Ro Blvd, etc.) are a true sign of an individual who strives to push the culture and innovate. This is the brand new old Shawn Jackson.
(taken from one sheet)

Friday, July 23, 2010

ESQ & Chikaramanga "My Intellect" Behind The Scenes

This is a behind the scene footage of ESQ & Chikaramanga "My Intellect" video.
The official video will be done soon!!



Chikara
LA

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA "THE SUCCESSION"

We are working towards the ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA's album release. The album title is "The Succession". It will be available on CD, Double Vinyl, and Digital Download. The release date is September 14th worldwide.
As I informed you before, we did a video shoot for the lead single, "My Intellect" about two weeks ago. The official video will be ready within two weeks. Really Nathan is working on behind the scene footage now. We can probably put it up on our vimeo and youtube page soon. We finally got the final master of the album and sent it to pressing plant a few days ago. After we made a few adjustments on the master we got first, the master sounds great. It took so long to finish it because the mastering engineer had to take care of mastering jobs for major labels first, which pay him really well. We are paying him the super indie rate / homie price, so we had to wait. We also got the artwork done! Here is the front cover!!


Big shout out to Noel, who did the drawing of us. He is a friend of ESQ and used to do the animation for The Simpsons.
DJ Lowkey is finishing up the mix for ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA's free download mix tape. It will be out probably in the first week of August.
We will keep you posted!

Chikara
LA

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man" 12 inch (Limited Clear Vinyl)


The limited run of Shawn Jackson's "Lil Big Man" 12-inch is now available in stores. The clear vinyl contains the lead single "Lil Big Man" ft. John West (produced by Cook Classics), and the B-Side is "Fruit Salad," (produced by Beat Maker Beat) which is track 12 off of the album. It also contains the instrumentals for both songs. As I mentioned, supplies are very limited, so be sure to get your 2 copies!!!

iTunes

TRES eBay Store

Shawn Jackson's sophomore album, "Brand New Old Me" will be out next week on July 27!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man" Video

Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man" from tresrecords on Vimeo.


Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man b/w Fruit Salad" (12" vinyl/Digital) will be out on July 20th.
Shawn Jackson's 2nd album, "Brand New Old Me" (CD/Digital) will be out on July 27th.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

ESQ & Chikaramanga Photo Shoot... Another one.

We did a photo shoot for ESQ & Chikaramanga with Super Producer / DJ / Photographer, Really Nathan.








Are you ready for the album???
ESQ & Chikaramanga "The Succession" will be out on September 14th.

Chikara
LA

Monday, July 12, 2010

ESQ & Chikaramanga "My Intellect" Video Shoot

We did a video shoot for ESQ & Chikaramanga "My Intellect" last Saturday and Sunday. As usual, Really Nathan (of Late Bloomers) was with the crew whole time to film the behind the scene footage. We will put it up on our Vimeo page and Youtube page.

We spent two days to film it. We shot at many different locations, but I forgot to take pictures... These are only pictures I have from the shoot.







ESQ & Chikaramanga's full length title "The Succession" will be out on September 14th.

Chikara
LA

Friday, July 2, 2010

Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man" Behind The Scenes

Shawn Jackson "Lil Big Man" Behind The Scenes from tresrecords on Vimeo.


A few days ago, we wrapped up the filming process for Shawn Jackson's "Lil Big Man" music video. It was directed by JeromeD, who has worked on Paten Locke's "Ventilation" video, as well as videos for Blu, Diz Gibran and many others. We are still in the editing phases, but in the mean time we would like to give people a behind the scenes look of the video shoot. Enjoy.