Artful Time Reduction
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 & the U.S. Terence Yoshiaki was a founding member & 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. Producers Terence and Andreas both brought in their knowledge and wide range of contacts 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. The result was a record equal parts hip hop, soul, andinstrumental nu soul jazz, all within a dance and pop sensibility that could easily cross over to larger commercial radio audiences. Featured on this project are artful contributions by the likes of Tre Hardson (The Pharcyde), Ming (The Spooks), Patrice from Germany, Kim Hill, NFA (1200 Techniques) from Australia, rapper Apl (B.E.P), and singer songstress Terry Dexter, just to name a few.