Friday, November 9, 2012

House Shoes "Let It Go Instrumentals" Double Vinyl (500 Limited)



November 20, 2012 will mark the TRES Records release date for the double vinyl & digital release of the instrumentals from Let It Go – the debut LP from Detroit native House Shoes. It feels wrong, though, to call Let It Go a ‘debut’ record because it doesn’t sound like a first-try. Official debut, or not, House Shoes is not new. He released the now treasure-hunted Jay Dee Unreleased EP (1996), and Phat Kat’s classic Dedication to the Suckers (1999) on his own imprint. He’s produced for the late Big Proof (D12), J Dilla, Elzhi, and Danny Brown. He’s DJ’ed for Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Mayer Hawthorne, Slum Village, and too many more to list. Technically, however, Let It Go is his debut LP. One that hip-hop ‘know-somethings’ have been asking for (for years). One he’s probably been holding on to for a while. One he’s finally letting go.

This edition of the release from TRES Records contains the instrumental versions of the tracks heard on House Shoes’ debut record. House Shoes is the type of producer whose work you can’t fully appreciate until you’ve heard the details that go into each track. This instrumental release allows listeners to immerse themselves in the claps, snares, kicks, and soul-filled samples that House Shoes plates for Let It Go (all the nuances that might be overlooked next to the features). Shoes delivers an album that sound like an album (and not a mixtape) – no small feat in today’s music world. He blends the
songs, and interludes into a sequence that sounds like they all belong to something bigger than their time stamp and signature. Individually, the songs are strong; soaked in that necksnapping,
gritty-drummed, trouble-water-soul-sampled thing that makes hip hop magnetic. To dissect the album into its parts would miss the point, though. The triumph of Let It Go is the full hour of music, not any
fraction of the 60-some-minute run time.


SIDE A
1. Let It Go (The Beginning)
2. Empire / Get Down
3.GoodFellas To Bad Boys / Excursions
4.Dirt / Bad Ass
5.Time / Nowhere To Run

SIDE B
6.Crazy / BahBahBah
7.Last Breath / Pimp Shit
8.Keep On / 'Til Infinity
9.Sweet / Noodles

SIDE C
10.So Different / Moody
11.Everything (Modern Family) / Without You
12.Sunrise / Love
13.Trouble / Slaves
14.Nails / Broken

SIDE D
15.Castles / My Brother
16.Cry Now / Gone
17.Roller Coaster feat. Fat Albert Einstein
18.Empire Reprise feat. Sam Beaubien of Will Sessions

Friday, October 19, 2012

House Shoes on Bling 47 Breaks Dilla Edition

House Shoes recently featured on Waajeed and Jackie O's Bling 47. In This 3 part "Bling 47 Breaks Dilla Edition" Shoes talks about how Dilla flipped a Ringo Starr sample into one of his most distinguished tracks of his career, discusses the sample source and lyrical significance of  Slum Village's "Hoes" and includes rare mid 90's footage of Slum Village performing "Feelin' Good" a beat only used for performances.

Part 1.


Part 2.


Part 3.









Monday, October 8, 2012

House Shoes live at Union Station


House Shoes performed at Union Station here in LA for the Gentleman Jack Art, Beats and Lyrics Tour. Also hitting the stage were Scarface, Shock G of Digital Underground, DJ Lord and the Legendary Clyde "The Funky Drummer" Stubblefield

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Co$$ Live at LACMA

 Co$$ Performed last week at LACMA here in Los Angeles. Alongside Blu and Exile, Fashawn, Madlib and Freddie Gibbs.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Music Video: House Shoes ft Danny Brown - "Sweet"

House Shoes' latest music video off his debut album Let It Go,  "Sweet" featuring Danny Brown, has debuted exclusively on Pitchfork today. Check out the video below to see an animated Danny Brown transform into various cartoon characters.



House Shoes' music videos for his past tracks "Castles" featuring  Rose and "Time" feat Big Tone can be checked out below.





All three tracks can be heard on the 12" House Shoes - The Time EP available in limited edition red vinyl (500 count) and digital download.
Physical copies available on UGHH: click here
Digital copies available on iTunes: click here

House Shoes- Let It Go is in stores now on vinyl, CD, and digital download.
Physical copies available on UGHH: click here
Digital Copies available on iTunes: click here

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

House Shoes "Empire" 7 inch (500 Limited)


Originally made available exclusively to subscribers of Wax Poetics Japan, this extremely limited vinyl will be available for purchase for the first time.


"Empire/The Locusts" 7 inch single features personal favorites from House Shoes' recent debut album release Let It Go as well as The Makings compilation.


"Empire", the second track from House Shoes' debut album Let It Go, is the fullest representation of House Shoes from his production to his background. The single showcases something consisting solely of his production, while weaving together a story about the musical movements to come out of Detroit and his continuing efforts to expand the empire of Detroit Hip-Hop.


"The Locusts" from The Makings showcases one of House Shoes' favorite beats that he's created. Using the original 2 track beat tape version first made back 1998-99, the single features the beat in its original, raw form – burned straight to cd from Shoes' MPC2000XL right after making the beat.


"Empire / The Locusts" 7 inch is now available at


UGHH.com

360vinyl.com

HHV.de

The Intern "Headphone Diaries" beat tape

Our good friend, Mathis "The Intern" Peckedrath has released his beat tape called "Headphone Diaries."








Friday, August 10, 2012

New instrumental project from Fonetik Simbol



Icelandic producer Fonetik Simbol, brings us a brand new instrumental project. 13 beats crafted with great variation in typical Fonetik style. Soulful, electronic boom bap. Check it out here:



Fonetik has collaborated a lot with Co$$, producing the singles 'Spaceman' and 'Khakis & Taylors' as well as mixtape tracks such as 'Word Is Born', 'Sinful' and 'Let's Begin' Ft. Sene.
Co$$'s debut album is available in all good record stores and on Itunes

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/before-i-awoke/id434236256

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

House Shoes Updates

There has been a lot of activity from House Shoes recently. First, we have a new music video to share with you from Shoes' debut album Let It Go. Directed by Greg Ponstingl comes a video for the song 'Castles' featuring Jimetta Rose.



For those who still haven't bought the debut album, another track from Let It Go has been leaked for your consideration.



House Shoes has been conducting a lot of interviews lately as well, and two of the most recent comes from Stones Throw and a video interview series with Abraham Beltran on Shoes' youtube channel.

Click here for the interview with Stones Throw where House Shoes discusses Djing vs producing, meeting PB Wolf, and J Dilla's legacy. Thank you to the folks at Stones Throw for conducting the interview.

Check out the video below for the first part in a series of interviews to come. This first part delves into House Shoes' early years and how he was introduced to Detroit Hip-Hop.



Thursday, June 21, 2012

House Shoes "Let It Go" In Stores Now



This is a big week for Tres Records as House Shoes "Let It Go" finally dropped in stores. You can get your copy of the album on CD, Vinyl, and Digital. If you haven't grabbed a copy of "The Time EP" yet, the limited edition red vinyl (500 copies) have been selling fast so get yours before they're gone!

We also put out the music video for House Shoes "Time feat Big Tone" this week in celebration of the album's release. Check it out below.


House Shoes also celebrated his release with a couple DJ sets in Amoeba SF & LA this week as well as a record release party on Monday where Oh No, Alchemist, Co$$, Shafiq Husayn and more came through to show support. Check out some pictures below. More can be seen on our Facebook.








Friday, June 8, 2012

House Shoes Detroit Release Party



House Shoes recently returned to his home town in Detroit to celebrate the upcoming release of his new album "Let It Go". Attendees were treated to hearing upcoming debut album weeks ahead of it's release and to a few special guest performances from Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Marv One and Big Tone.


Check out photos from the show here.

Check out footage from the show below.


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

House Shoes 'Let It Go' Release Party/In-store Performances

House Shoes has just released 'The Time EP' this week, and we all had a great time celebrating his release at Turntable Lab here in LA. Click here for photos

We will be keeping the celebrations going as we approach the release of House Shoes' debut album 'Let It Go' on June 19th. House Shoes will be doing two in store performances at Amoeba Records on June 16th (Amoeba San Francisco) and June 19th (Amoeba Los Angeles) to promote his new album. 



The official Album Release Party will be on June 18th at The Del Monte Speakeasy.





Tuesday, May 22, 2012

House Shoes 'The Time EP' In Stores Now!

We are happy to announce the release of House Shoes 'The Time EP' today on limited edition red vinyl and digital download. 'The Time EP' is the lead up to the much anticipated debut album from House Shoes titled 'Let It Go' in stores June 19.  You can purchase the EP on vinyl online from UGHH or the digital copy from iTunes and Amazon.

For those who aren't familiar, listen to the new single from the EP titled "Sweet" featuring Danny Brown here.


To celebrate this occasion, we will be having a release party tonight at Turntable Lab LA with House Shoes, Kone, and Fat Albert Einstein. No cover. Check the flyer for more info.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

House Shoes "The Time EP" Release Party







House Shoes “The Time EP” Release Party w/

House Shoes
Kone
Fat Albert Einstein 

Tuesday, May 22nd
6:00pm – 9:00pm
NO COVER
All Ages
FREE Beer (21+)


@ Turntable Lab LA
424 1/2 North Fairfax Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
House Shoes' Debut Album "Let It Go" In Stores June 19th

www.djhouseshoes.com
www.tresrecords.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Late Bloomers 'Always Know' EP




Late Bloomers have put out a new instrumental EP today titled "Always Know.  This release showcases 10 freshly produced tracks from Really Nathan and F.olk, including a remix of 'The Giver' from Growth Series 2 featuring Big Pooh. You can download the EP for free below or by clicking HERE.






To celebrate this new release, Late Bloomers will be having a free release party on May 26, 2012 at GCS Pomona. Our very own Beatnick Dee will be performing a beat set as well.  More information can be found in the flyer below. RSVP HERE.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

House Shoes 'The Makings' Part 2


Labeling Shoes as a producer or just a DJ would be shortchanging what he brings to music. He’s more like a custodian of culture who leaves his mark on productions and people – myself included. You can’t work with or spend time with this guy and not appreciate his lunch-pail, Michigan-made attitude about keeping rap rooted.And today, he follows up last week’s release of Part 1 of his The Makings podcast with a second half, featuring his previous work behind the boards for the likes of Quelle, Danny Brown, eLZhi and others (“Axel Foley” FTW!). Rich Medina, Nick Speed, Rhettmatic, Rosenberg and a few others talk Shoes influence and lengthy history as it ranges from the D to Cali.
Stream The Making Pt. 2 below, download it here and be sure to grab Let It Go when it releases on June 19th. - Gotty of The Smoking Section 

Friday, April 27, 2012

House Shoes 'The Makings' Part 1


A collection of House Shoes previous productions, with words from Rich Medina, Black Milk, Gaslamp Killer, Khrysis, Blame One, Phife, Exile, Prodigy, Brenk Sinatra, BoogBrown, and V-Stylez.

The Makings Part 2 is due out next week! Stay tuned....

Download all 9 tracks from the link below.
A collection of House Shoes previous productions, with words from Rich Medina, Black Milk, Gaslamp Killer, Khrysis, Blame One, Phife, Exile, Prodigy, Brenk Sinatra, BoogBrown, and V-Stylez.
Tracklist:
1. Rich Medina Intro
2. Broken - Proof feat. Journalist 103(The Left) and Mu (2002)
3. High - Danny Brown (2009)
4. Stomp - MarvWon (2010)
5. Purest - MED feat. Poke (cuts by DJ Romes) (2011)
6. Slaves - Quelle Chris feat. Roc Marciano (2011)
7. Let It Bang - Moe Dirdee (2010)
8. Locusts - Invincible feat. Finale (2008)
9. Outro Pt 1 w V-Stylez, BoogBrown, and Rich Medina

Friday, April 20, 2012

New Interviews with producer BEATNICK DEE

2 New interviews from producer Beatnick Dee. One on Alkota's site, and one on Praverbs. He speaks on a varitey of topics including digging and producing full time, Moving from the UK to LA, Tres, Co$$, selling beats and more. Here are the links: http://www.praverb.net/2012/04/behind-beats-beatnick-dee-new-beats-new.html http://www.alkotabeats.com/producers-and-beat-makers/bangin-beats-beatnick-dee-exclusive-interview/

Co$$ & Numonics 'Chief'

New song from Co$$ and Numonics titled 'Chief' in celebration on 4/20.


In 2010 Co$$ and Numonics linked up for the first time to bring Revelations. This summer the Leimert Park spit kicker and the Floridian producer will link up once again to bring Genesis, and here is the first offering from it.

Friday, April 13, 2012

House Shoes "The Time EP" Red Vinyl (500 copies)


We're getting ready to release House Shoes' "The Time EP."  It will be out worldwide on May 22nd.  Big Tone, Danny Brown, and Jimetta Rose are featured on this EP.  This is the lead single from Shoes' upcoming debut album "Let It Go."  It will be a limited pressing of 500 on red vinyl.  Here's the official press release:

Artist: House Shoes
Title: The Time EP
Cat#: tr396-083
UPC#: 181057000646

House Shoes’ lead-off release The Time EP is a precursor to his forthcoming full-length debut album Let It Go. It features original production by Shoes with features by Detroit Emcees Big Tone and Danny Brown, as well as Los Angeles songbird Jimetta Rose.

“Better later than never,” some might say, about these releases from House Shoes. He has been an integral piece of the landscape of Detroit hip-hop for the better part of 20 years. He’s produced, DJed,
and dot-connected for a generation of Detroit artists who have taken the sounds of their city on world tour.

From his work alongside J Dilla and Big Proof, to Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Phat Kat, and Danny Brown – he has helped to shepherd Detroit’s hip-hop into prominence. His solo endeavors are long overdue, and much awaited.

You can’t rush creation, though – and no matter how late fans might feel it is, House Shoes, The Time EP, and the following Let It Go LP, are arriving like they had an appointment.

“The past no longer exists, and the future is yet to happen / the present time is only as long as the moment that I’m in it; I’m feelin’ every millisecond passin’.” From the needle-drop, the filthy-neck-snapping drums under chopped synths on ‘Time’ featuring Big Tone sets the stage for a showcase of Tone’s humble bravado. He raps about the need to have ‘right now’ in order, and how he keeps his watches in sync.

‘Sweet’ featuring Danny Brown, the second offering of the EP, lays an understated and confident hi hat over layers of bass guitar riffs and strings stabs that might actually inflict bodily harm. Danny spits with his patented lack-toothed style and a considerably rougher hand than the preceding Emcee. As is usually the case with Brown, it works as designed, with witty chest-puffed punch lines like “you study what I author / your arms too short – my reach like Tarver…” and plus he’s “got butta like George Washington Carver.” Bravo.

The third plate in his Chef’s tasting menu, ‘Castles (tHE SKY IS OURS)’ featuring Jimetta Rose, sounds like it is playing through different speakers than the first two courses – the song feels like it’s coming from the clouds. Created in tribute to the late Jovan ‘J1’ Coleman (Drummer for Dam-Funk / Mazter Blazter, producer, and a friend to Shoes and Rose) – Jimetta sings for all of the people who carried us in the past; the people who we carry on for now. The song closes with an audio clip from an interview with J1 before his passing.

The 12” release also includes two exclusive instrumentals titled ‘Suspended’ and ‘No More Mista Nice Guy’ that are not available on the full-length Let It Go release later this year.

TRES Records will release The Time EP on May 22nd, available digitally and on limited-edition 12” vinyl. It primes the palate well for his full-length debut in the coming months.

Track List

Side A
1. Time feat. Big Tone - Clean
2. Time - Instrumental
3. Castles (tHE SKY IS OURS) feat. Jimetta Rose - Clean
4. Suspended

Side B

1. Sweet feat. Danny Brown - Dirty
2. Sweet feat. Danny Brown - Clean
3. Sweet - Instrumental
4. No More Mr. Nice Guy

Friday, April 6, 2012

Updates from House Shoes and Paten Locke

House shoes upcoming shows:
'Shoes will be spinning in San Francisco at Low End Theory, and for LA heads at BoomBox this Saturday.

Paten Locke & Edan in Bahrain:

Here's what Paten had to say:
maaaaaaaaaan listen!!!!!! Me and Edan Portnoy just finished this hands on hiphop workshop where we spoke on djn rapping and producing and then displayed various incarnations of all three for genuinely very interested young bahraini! yo!!!!!!! i swear it was on some real each one teach one business and it was definitely one of the most satisfying hiphop experiences ever!!!! felt like we were really doing some good in the world...aw man, im coming back to bahrain yall! ok, rest then dj set in a cpl hours...but it feels so good to do the right thing! peace world! pics and vids to come soon

Beatnick Dee '20 For 12' Beat Mix

Frequent Co$$ collaborator and Tres Records Rep, Beatnick Dee drops his '20 For 12' Beat Mix, presented by Kevinnottingham.com

''20 For 12 is a 20 track/20 minute continuous mix of brand new, exclusive, unreleased, for sale and forthcoming beats on various projects. A showcase of the sound I'm promoting''.

KN: We’re happy to present to you Beatnick Dee‘s 20 For 12, his latest project which is a 20 minute continuous mix of brand new, exclusive, unreleased, for sale and beats from upcoming projects. 20 For 12 is a great representation of what Beatnick Dee brings to Hip Hop.
Along with the release of 20 For 12 we are happy to announce that Beatnick Dee is also working his debut full-length production album Creative Medicine. The project will feature Joe Scudda, Co$$, Sene, Blame One, Koncept & J57 of Brown Bag AllStars, Dynas, Hasan Salaam, Sav Killz, Denitia Odigie, The Regiment, MadKem, Saheed, Iron Braydz, CappoLate Bloomers and more and is set to drop later this year.
Stream and download Beatnick Dee’s 20 For 12 below. Hit the link to download from Bandcamp for free with an email address so you can stay informed on what Beatnick Dee has in store for us.



Tres Records Street Team & Prize

Tres and House Shoes fans,

We are currently seeking street team members to assist us in promoting the upcoming release of House Shoes’ new album “Let It Go”. Help us spread the word and get a free digital copy of the album, as well as a chance to win the special prize listed below.

Details: To volunteer send an email to info@tresrecords.com with your name and city in the subject line. Please let us know of any social media (facebook, twitter, etc.), blogs, or online forums you are a part of in the body of the email. We will respond by April 16 to our new recruits.

Please note: while weekly campaigns will be relatively short and simple, they will be ongoing until the album’s release on June 19. Street teamers should be ready to actively campaign and show proof of work when necessary in order to be compensated.

Prize: All volunteers will receive a digital download card to redeem “Let It Go” online as a thank you.  In addition to the digital copy, the top contributor will receive a signed physical copy of the album on their choice of vinyl or CD.

Friday, March 30, 2012

House Shoes 'Castles' Feat. Jimetta Rose


The only song on 'Let It Go' featuring a female singer, Jimetta Rose pens a tribute song to their friend J1 over a soulful backdrop from 'Shoes. For the rest of the album fans can expect the gritty and grimey Detroit sound. J-1 -- aka Jovan Coleman, drummer in Dam-Funk's Master Blazter passed away after being involved in an accident in Sweden. Since moving to L.A. four years ago, J-1 joined Shafiq Husayn's En'AFreeKa Ensemble and Animal Kingdom, released several beat tapes and podcasts through Heavyweight Production House (HVW8), and linked up with Dam-Funk and Computer Jay to form heavy boogie-funk trio Master Blazter. His presence shaped and forever changed the L.A. musical landscape.


Originally featured as a bonus track to the Starship 27 v.2 compilation, curated by J1, Castles will also live on House Shoes’ upcoming album dropping this Summer.



Shoes' debut album 'Let It Go' dropping on Tres Records, June 19th
House Shoes will be appearing at the next BoomBox event, Saturday April 7th at Grand Starr Jazz Club in LA.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Detroit’s Hip-Hop Ambassador, House Shoes’ debut album, “Let It Go” In Stores 6/19/2012




Tres Records is proud to announce that we are going to release House Shoes’ highly anticipated debut album, “Let It Go” (CD/Vinyl/Digital) on June 19th, 2012. Playing an important role in the scene since the early 90’s, House Shoes is now widely acknowledged as Detroit’s ambassador for Hip-Hop.  House Shoes produced all of the tracks on the album, except for the last two, which are live reproductions of his works.  The album features OH NO, Alchemist, Roc Marciano, Moe Dirdee, Shafiq Husayn, Big Tone, Black Milk, Guilty Simpson, Nottz, MED, Co$$, Danny Brown, Chali 2na, FattFather, MarvWon, Black Spade, Quelle, Jimetta Rose, J1, SelfSays, Fat Albert Einstein, and Sam Beaubien of Will Sessions. The emcee’s featured on the album are all hand picked in the traditional sense of the producer, making sure the right beat went to the artist who suited it best. 


House Shoes Bio:
Detroit’s Hip-Hop Ambassador to the World, Michael “House Shoes” Buchanan has been an integral part of the long burgeoning Motown resurgence. Just ask anyone coming out of Detroit to confirm this.

House Shoes, a resident DJ at the hip-hop staple St. Andrews Hall, Detroit MI, from 1994-2004 has had personal influence over a full generation of well respected emcees, producers, and then-future DJs.

As a DJ, ‘Shoes has toured extensively throughout the U.S., Europe, and Australia with artists Guilty Simpson, Illa J, Exile, Aloe Blacc, Percee P, Phat Kat, Slum Village and Elzhi, to name a few, as well as on his own, gaining the respect of acts far outside the scope of Detroit hip-hop. House Shoes also performed as tour DJ on Mayer Hawthorne & The County’s Spring 2010 16-city headlining U.S. tour.

As a producer, ‘Shoes has worked with the late and revered J Dilla and Big Proof, Black Milk, Danny Brown, Quelle, Roc Marciano, Chino XL, Invincible, Finale, MED, Fowl (2010 RedBull EmSee National Champion), Finale, Big Tone, Marv Won, Elzhi, Shawn Jackson, Now On(Mayer Hawthorne), and Moe Dirdee, among others.

Two self-produced 10” limited vinyl issues have also been released on Do-Over Records, backed by Flying Lotus, and All-City Records, respectively. Most recently, he produced tracks on Danny Brown's ‘XXX’ and Quelle’s ‘Shotgun and Sleek Rifle’ album late last year. 


Currently he lives and works in Los Angeles, California. He recently got back from a world tour around Europe, Australia and South Korea. Constantly Dj’ing at events and parties all over LA, Shoes’ is highly revered as a world class producer and DJ. 

Subscribe to the Shoes House Podcast:
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Paten Locke Production Video

Paten Locke brings us the first of a beat making video series called Yard Work. Early morning production session, going through his process, all on the spot. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Remix Project From Fonetik Simbol

Frequent Co$$ collaborator Fonetik Simbol has a new remix project available on his bandcamp. The album features his signature sound under classic acapella's from Oh No, Reflection Eternal, Common, J Live and more.



New Video from Co$$ 'Love Is'



The official third single 'Love Is', from Co$$'s debut Lp 'Before I Awoke' gets the video treatment.
Written and directed by Daniel Anthony, produced by Jeff Johnson II. Song written by Co$$ and produced by Chief.
'Before I Awoke' was released June 2011 and is available on CD, Vinyl and digital formats.

To all aspiring producers, Co$$ is running a remix/sample flip contest over at his facebook fanpage.
http://www.facebook.com/cossmusic
 Here is the info:
The SCRIPTURES SAMPLE FLIP REMIX CONTEST has begun. I'm providing the names of 3 samples (you can combine the samples, or flip just one) for you to flip and then you have to remix SCRIPTURES (the acapella is provided below and it's 90BPM). The 3 choices are IT'S YOUR LOVE- ETHEL BEATTY, ASTRAL TRAVELING- PHAROAH SANDERS & CHILD OF GOD- MILLIE JACKSON. submit ALL entries (mp3 attachment) to cossleimert@gmail.com and not my other address. All mp3s must be submitted by March 15. I will be choosing the best three for us to vote on but of course, if the contest is super competitive...there will be more than three finalists. Good luck!!! http://www.hulkshare.com/161inpfoad6e The winner wins an opportunity for me to bless one of their instrumentals.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Update from producer BEATNICK DEE


Beatnick Dee is a producer from The Uk, now residing in Los Angeles, California working as a rep for Tres.

KevinNottingham.com will be presenting his new beat mix in the coming weeks, followed by his debut album later this year. The album will feature a variety of stateside rappers as well as a few from the Uk.


The title track from Co$$'s album is produced by Beatnick Dee, so Tres caught up with him awhile ago for part of Co$$'s 'Before I Awoke producers' interview series.

http://tresrecords.blogspot.com/2011/06/co-before-i-awoke-producers-part-1.html






Friday, February 10, 2012

Tres Update 2012

It's going to be a busy year for Tres with a lot planned. To celebrate our 8 year anniversary we're working on a special beat compilation featuring Tres artists as well as producers that have worked on Tres releases.
The project will include exclusive beats from Newman of Giant Panda, Blu, Paten Locke, Chikaramanga, Beatnick Dee, Big Tone, J'83, Fonetik Simbol and more...
There will be extra art and visual material accompanying the release with classic photos from the Tres archive.

Fonetik Simbol is working on a brand new beat tape which will be available for free download in the coming months.

J'83 is working on a unique beat project utilizing samples solely from Indonesia. He's almost finished and it'll be out very soon.

Ta'raach and Big Tone are both working on new solo albums.

Chikaramanga is carrying on his 45 series with a new song featuring Dillon to be released later in the year.

We're also gearing up to announce a big surprise soon!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Late Bloomers "Money Maker" video

Official music video for Late Bloomers' track "Money Maker", off of their EP, "Three Shades Brown" (TRES 2011). Produced by ReallyNathan. 
"Three Shades Brown" is available on CD, vinyl, and digital download.



Co$$'s new project "Instrument of Emotion" is now available on Co$$'s Bandcamp site.  7 tracks out of 12 are produced by ReallyNathan of Late Bloomers.