Set to make his Australian debut this November Channel Tres has unveiled the video for Topdown. The track is the third single from his acclaimed self-titled EP, released this past summer via Godmode (Yaeji, Shamir).
Topdown has become the DJ favorite among Channel Tres’s offerings: classic house reimagined with the surliness of Channel’s hometown Compton and West Coast rap. The video, directed by frequent collaborator Anthony Sylvester, features Channel rolling through Compton in a vintage 1967 Cadillac Deville, with cameos from childhood friends and musical collaborators Duckwrth and August08.
The new track follows on from his smokey house remix of DMA’s track The End and his commanding debut Controller, which Triple J took the global lead in supporting. Pitchfork, NPR, Gorilla vs. Bear, BBC Radio 1, and Elton John were also early champions, and the track claimed the #1 position on the Spotify Viral chart in Australia.
This November, Channel Tres will perform both headline and festival dates throughout Australia. The live show is a mesmerizing mix of music and movement, with Channel armed with his Moog synthesizer and a fierce crew of dancers. It’s one of the most highly anticipated tours of the year.