Artful Time Reduction

by Channel Two

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Jazz Move 04:46
Anytime 04:31
Soul at Ease 04:21


References and Voices:

- Worldwide respected BBC DJ Gilles Peterson plays ‘Channel Two’
in his radioshow
- Chris Rock Movie ‘I Think I Love My Wife’ features ‘The beat
is’ from ‘Channel Two’.
- Producer/DJ ‘Quantic’ voted ‘Universal King’” in his “’Box Fresh 10 For
Christmas”’ selection.
- Hip Hop Magazin Juice: ‘The name Channel Two should defnetly be
reminded, it wouldn´t be surprising, if they were big in business
- Nu-Soul online Magazin: ‘With a vast amount of knowledge in their
front pockets, the duo has made soul and loungey electronica into
musical neighbors. Thus they have created the type of music that is
played in those dimly lit hole in the wall spots that look like nothing on
the outside, but are actually something inside….this album is full of
artists that wear the tracks like jewelry: simultaneously complimentary.’

Somewhere between a gorgeous and sexy, late summer sunset and a hot, sweaty soul music dance floor, lays the very complex debut release from Channel Two. In 2002, producers / musicians, Andreas Bingel (Hamburg, Germany) and Terence Yoshiaki (Los Angeles, U.S.A.) first collaborated on a song called ‘Across Waters’, which has since been featured on various compilations in both Europe and the U.S..

Terence Yoshiaki was a founding member and drummer of the multi-platinum recording artists, The Black Eyed Peas, and helped to define a groundbreaking sound and vision for the group. Yoshiaki also co-penned the Grammy winning Top 10 hit single, ‘Let’s Get It Started’, which earned him a 2004 Grammy. Andreas Bingel, an artist, songwriter, instrumentalist and producer, started his music career with the Ich-Zwerg project in 1995, later signed to Mercury Records (Germany) in 1998-2001 releasing an EP, and album and two singles with videos being played on MTV and Viva (Germany). Since then, he’s started the Deja-Move/Downbeat projects in 2001, simmered the industry with the album, Sunday (5000 Records) out of London, and also released a number of songs worldwide through compilations on labels such as Sony Music (Germany), Wagram (France), Universal (France) and many international imprints. Producers Terence and Andreas both brought in their knowledge and wide range of contacts, including Kajmere Sound Recordings, to make Channel Two as stylish as any nouveau sound-system can be. Between their combining strengths of American Soul Music and European Electro Music, it’s bound to happen.

‘We want to transport the feeling of good soul music regardless of the label or genre that may be put on it’, says Andreas. ‘Our musical tastes are so widespread yet very similar, so that after 3 years of visiting each other, sharing ideas and files and working out the music in both of our own studios, it was time to let the people listen to our own slice of musical thought.’ The result was a record is equal parts hip hop, soul, and instrumental nu soul jazz, all within a dance and pop sensibility that could easily cross over to larger commercial radio audiences. Featured on this album are artful contributions by the likes of Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde), Ming (The Spooks), Partice from Germany, Kim Hill, NFA (1200 Techniques) from Australia, rapper Apl (B.E.P.), and singer songstress Terry Dexter, just to name a few.


Irgendwo zwischen einem spätsommerlichen, sexy Sonnenuntergang und einem heißen, schwitzenden Soulmusik Dancefloor befindet sich das musikalisch abwechslungsreiche Debutalbum von Channel Two. Die Produzenten und Musiker Andreas Bingel (Hamburg) und Terence Yoshiaki (Los Angeles) kollaborierten das erste Mal gemeinsam im Jahr 2002 und produzierten den Titel ‘Across Waters’. Dieser erschien promt auf verschiedenen Compilatons in Europa und den U.S.A..

Terence Yoshiaki war Gründungsmitglied & Drummer bei der mehrfach mit Platin ausgezeichneten Hip-Hop Band ‘Black Eyed Peas’, und half der Band, den Grundstein für ihre Visionen und ihren Sound zu definieren. Yoshiaki schrieb auch an der Top 10 Hit Single ‘Lets Get It Started’ mit, welche in 2004 die Grammy-Nominierungen in den Kategorien ‘Best Rap’, als auch ‘Record of the Year’ einbrachte. Andreas Bingel ist Sänger, Songwriter und Produzent, veröffentlichte seit 1998 mit dem ‘Ich-Zwerg’ Projekt auf ‘Mercury Records’. Seine Single ’1000 Jahre’ wurde auf MTV und Viva gespielt. Zusammenarbeiten wie die mit der Filmmusik-legende Peter Thomas (Raumschiff Raumpatrolie Orinon) oder dem Bassisten Hellmut Hattler bereichern seinen Weg. Mit Deja-Move veröffentlichte der Wahlhamburger erfolgreich international auf vielen Compilations und Labels wie z.B. Hotel Costes (Wagram / F), Brazilectro (Audipharm / Spv), Sony, Universal etc. Durch ihre Kombinationsstärke zwischen American Soul Music und European Electro Music, Ihrem Wissen und Ihren Kontakten, gelang es ‘Channel Two’ einen hochkarätigen Sound und Gesamtstil zu verwirklichen. Dieser Anspruch spiegelt sich auch in den Zusammenarbeiten und Features wie denen mit Patrice, Ming (The Spooks), Apl (B.E.P.) und Slim Kid Tre (The Pharcyde) wider.

‘Wir wollen einfach ein Gefühl guter Soulmusik transportieren, unabhängig von dem Label auf dem wir veröffentlichen, oder dem Genre dem wir zugeordnet werden’, sagt Andreas. ‘Unser musikalischer Geschmack ist sehr vielseitig. Nach 3 Jahen intensivem Austausch und Studioarbeit ist es nun an der Zeit die Leute an unseren musikalischen Vorstellungen teilhaben zu lassen’, sagt Terence. Das Resultat ist eine Platte, die Hip Hop, Soul und Instrumental Nu Soul Jazz miteinander verbindet, das alles mit einer Brise ‘Dance’ und ‘Pop’ versehen, die leicht von einer größeren Radiohörerschaft konsumiert werden könnte.


released January 1, 2006

DT 008
all songs produced & arranged by channel two.
mixed by channel two
aaron bingle for,
terence yoshiaki for kidkofi music,
p&c 2006 Deja-Tunes


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about Hannover, Germany

Deja-Tunes. Home of:

- Tobitob Sessionlab (Moonbootica / FSD)
- Channel Two (Transcenders)
- Michael Sauer (Mojo Club)
- Aaron Bingle (Hotel Costes)
- Deja-Move (Brazilectro)
- Mario von Hacht (Fettes Brot)
- The Bas Lexter Ensample (Resense)
- Karbunck Lottinger (Nabf)
- Mr. Yoshiaki (Black Eyed Peas)
Pierce Vaughn
- Riccicomoto (Ibiza Global Radio)
- Loopez
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