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. 

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