Thursday, August 26, 2010

DJ Rhettmatic's Intellect

DJ Rhettmatic's Intellect from tresrecords on Vimeo.

We filmed DJ Rhettmatic (of Beat Junkies) cutting up ESQ & Chikaramanga "My Intellect" at Fat Beats Los Angeles!!

Fat Beats announced they will close down their retail stores in NY and LA on 9/4. We would like to thank Fat Beats and their stuff for their support.


Monday, August 23, 2010

Deftune Podcast #5

One of the tracks off of ESQ & Chikaramanga "The Succession" (In Stores 9/14) is on Deftune Podcast #5. Check it out here.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


We have done our monthly event, "Shibuya" at Far Bar for two years. We decided to move the event to a different location. From next one, it will be at Broadway Bar in Downtown LA. We also changed the name of the event to "TRES", just to make it more simple. The first "TRES" night will be at Broadway Bar on Tuesday, September 7th. We are going to have DJ House Shoes as a guest!!
Here is the detail.

(Hip Hop/Soul/Funk//Disco/Jazz)

Special Appearance by DJ House Shoes

Tuesday, September 7th
9:00pm – 2:00am

@ Broadway Bar (Downtown LA)
830 S. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Resident DJ’s

- Chikaramanga (Giant Panda / TRES RECORDS)
- Really Nathan (Late Bloomers / TRES RECORDS)
- Kiwamu Omae
- Yotah

$4 Stella Artois & Cocktails

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Paten Locke found this artist.

so this cat from the sudan hits me up saying hes feeling my stunned and humbled to find that my music has reached places ive never been but would love to visit...shit, im humbled by every person who says they feelin my shit, but as if that aint enuff, he links me to a vid of him freestylin...and the kid is wild nice!...i think im sending a beat or two to the sudan tonight...ANALECT wadaap my g! - Paten Locke

Friday, August 13, 2010

ESQ & CHIKARAMANGA "THE SUCCESSION" snippets put up the snippets of ESQ & Chikaramanga "The Succession". You can place pre-order there. The album will be out worldwide on 9/14.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

ESQ & Percee P Live at the Beat Swap Meet

The director for ESQ & Chikaramanga "My Intellect" video put together a live footage of ESQ & Percee P doing acappellas!! It was shot at LA Beat Swap Meet.

ESQ & Percee P Live at the Beat Swap Meet from tresrecords on Vimeo.

Friday, August 6, 2010

ESQ & Chikaramanga FREE DOWNLOAD Mix Tape


This is Chikara from ESQ & Chikaramanga. We made a free download mixtape to promote the album. There are 19 tracks on this mixtape and two of them are unreleased tracks off of the album. Other tracks are ESQ rhyming over instrumentals of Tres releases produced by Big Tone, Johnson & Jonson, Paten Locke, Lightheaded, Fonetik Simbol, Ta'raach, and me. Also, he used a beat Really Nathan (of Late Bloomers) produced. Tres is releasing Late Bloomers' debut EP, "3 Shades Brown" in November.
This mix tape is mixed by DJ Lowkey with cuts, doubles, and blends. Enjoy!~Chikaramanga~

They said it was a RECESSION, well we disagree! For the frugal this is a true test of wit, skill, and relevance. We are all 1, there is no division in the MIND of ESQ & many others on todays underground railroad & street artist scene. Hip Hop started in AFRICA, the PARK & the STREETS & and this mixtape will take you from start 2 finish & beyond! We give this as our FREE OFFERING 2 The UNIVERSE & U ALL 2 SUCCEED, Thanks 2 LOW KEY & CHIKARA
Peace Love & Light~ESQ~