YUNG BAE RELEASES NEW SINGLE “WONDER” FEAT. CHANNEL TRES
About Yung Bae:
Throughout his extensive catalog, now spread across 6 albums and a collection of singles, EPs and B-Sides, Yung Bae heralds the rise of Future Funk, stewarding the sub-genre from its niche underground internet culture into a cult-like phenomena.
Yung Bae immediately grabs his listener with a distinctive blend of the traditional and modern; spanning between smooth jazz, funk, old school hip-hop, to Studio 54 disco. He credits this range of inspiration to chillwave acts like Neon Indian, rock bands like The Doobie Brothers, DJs like Madlib, 90s hip-hop, or really, “anybody who’s touched funk”. He still dedicates hours daily to combing the internet for obscure samples, always challenging himself to push the envelope creatively.
“To press play on any one of the 24-year old producer/DJ’s releases is to be transported to a parallel universe, one that’s full of beautiful impossibilities. No matter the age of his listeners, Yung Bae’s music tends to stir up fond memories of decades past” ~ Bandcamp Daily
After signing to Arista Records/Sony Music Entertainment, Yung Bae has released a string of buzzworthy singles, including a new version of his viral track “Bad Boy” featuring Wiz Khalifa, MAX and bbno$. The original “Bad Boy” featuring bbno$ and Billy Marchiafava has over 100 million streams, viewed with over 2 billion impressions across 1 million videos on TikTok. Most recently, Bae released “Revolving” featuring Marc E. Bassy and “Disco Body Parts” featuring AWOLNATION, alongside collaborations with Mike Posner, kenzie and others.
Starting with 2018’s “Controller,” Channel Tres has blended the drive of Detroit techno and the silky smooth grooves of Chicago house with the snarl of West Coast rap.
His music is no longer the little secret that dance DJs maybe had wished it would stay. For the last two years, Channel has toured the world to sold-out arenas, and found fans in everyone from Elton John to Tyler the Creator.
For Channel, music is about reconnecting with his own history, whether it’s in his lyrics, or through the influences and musical history he uncovers in his productions. It was Channel’s voice that truly opened the door for him – an effortlessly deep baritone that drapes itself over his instrumentals, appearing and disappearing in service of the song like a modern-day James Brown.