Channel Tres

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Channel Tres
Birth nameSheldon Young
Born (1991-05-26) May 26, 1991 (age 31)
Compton, California, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • keyboard
Years active2017–present

Sheldon Young (born May 26, 1991), known professionally as Channel Tres, is an American rapper, singer and record producer from Compton, California.[1] Tres is best known for his singles "Controller" and "Topdown".[2]

Early life[edit]

Young grew up in southern Los Angeles, between Compton and Lynwood, and was raised by his great-grandparents. He spent most days at church, where he played drums for the choir. Channel left home to study music at a private Christian university in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Upon his return to Los Angeles, a childhood friend (88rising artist August 08) brought him along to studio sessions, where he rose to making beats for Duckwrth, Wale, Kehlani and others.[3]


Tres rose to international fame in 2018. "Controller" received major airplay on BBC Radio 1 and an Essential New Tune call-out from Pete Tong. Australian radio station Triple J added "Controller" to their A-list rotation and called it "one of 2018's biggest cult hits." Tres continued to see success with the release of his self-titled EP in 2018 and further singles, including his single "Black Moses", which featured JPEGMAFIA.[4] He played his first headline shows in the US in 2019.


Extended plays[edit]

List of EPs, with release date and label shown
Title EP details
Channel Tres
Black Moses
  • Released: 16 August 2019[6]
  • Label: Godmode
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
I Can't Go Outside
  • Released: 11 December 2020[7]
  • Label: Art for Their Good
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
  • Released: 2 March 2022
  • Label: Art for Their Good
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming
Acid / Ganzfeld 12"
  • Released: 25 March 2022
  • Label: Godmode
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with year released and album name shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"Controller"[10] 2018 Channel Tres
"Jet Black"
"Brilliant Nigga" 2019 Black Moses
"Sexy Black Timberlake"
"Black Moses"
(featuring JPEGMafia)
"Weedman" 2020 Non-album single
(with SG Lewis and Robyn)[11]
25 Times
"Skate Depot" I Can't Go Outside
(featuring Tyler, The Creator)
(with Kito and VanJess)
2021 32 Blossom
(with Gus Dapperton)
Orca (Deluxe)
"Hollaback Bitch"
(with Mura Masa and Shygirl)
2022 Demon Time
"Just Can't Get Enough" TBA
"No Limit"
"Fever Dreamer"
(featuring SG Lewis and Charlotte Day Wilson)
2023 AudioLust & HigherLove

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles, with year released and album name shown
Title Year Album
(Duckwrth featuring Channel Tres)
2017 Non-album singles
(T'Challa King featuring Channel Tres)
"All That"
(Emotional Oranges featuring Channel Tres)
The Juicebox
(Polo & Pan featuring Channel Tres)
2021 Cyclorama
"Lights Up"
(Flight Facilities featuring Channel Tres)[13]
(Yung Bae featuring Channel Tres)
Groove Continental: Side A
(Tokimonsta featuring Channel Tres)
Non-album singles
"Bad Girl"
(A16Z featuring Channel Tres and omgkirby)

Other charted songs[edit]

List of non-single chart appearances, with year released and album name shown
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

(Disclosure featuring Channel Tres)
2020 44 Energy

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Delete Forver (Channel Tres Remix)" 2021 Grimes Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition)
"How Does It Feel" Zhu Dreamland 2021
"Alter Ego" Duke Dumont For Club Play Only, Pt. 7
"A Tulip with No Shadow Blossoms" AOI Four Seasons of AOI
"Tapped" Terrace Martin, Celeste Drones
"HMU for a Good Time" 2022 Tinashe 333 (Deluxe)
"Fix Vision" Kylie Dion SASSY (Deluxe)
"Attention Whore" Tove Lo Dirt Femme
"Show Me Some Love" Honey Dijon, Sadie Walker Black Girl Magic


List of remixes, with year released and artist shown
Title Year Artist(s)
"Tangerine" 2018 Aaron Childs
"Why Her Not Me" Grace Carter
"Stay Safe" Rhye
"Project Redo" Winston Surfshirt
"The End" DMA's
"Earfquake" 2019 Tyler, the Creator
"Blood On My Hands" August 08 featuring Smino
"Summer Fade" Snakehips featuring Anna of the North
"Late Night Feelings" Mark Ronson featuring Lykke Li
"Hit the Back" 2020 King Princess
"Gimme Love" Joji
"I Did It" Kris Yute


  1. ^ Rinder, Grant (2019). "Channel Tres is boldly redefining house music for a new generation". Highsnobiety. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  2. ^ Smith, Thomas (December 3, 2018). "Channel Tres' brand of soulful house has made him LA:s new dance king". NME. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  3. ^ Rodriguez, Krystal (August 15, 2019). "Compton-raised Channel Tres is taking his West Coast-inspired dance music worldwide". Billboard. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  4. ^ "Channel Tres / Ones to Watch". Ones to Watch. 2019. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  5. ^ Garvey, Meaghan (August 4, 2018). "Channel Tres: Channel Tres EP Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  6. ^ Smith, Nathan (August 20, 2018). "Channel Tres: Black Moses EP Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  7. ^ Gomez, Jade (January 7, 2021). "Channel Tres: I Can't Go Outside EP Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved August 7, 2022.
  8. ^ "SG Lewis Chart History: Hot Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved February 26, 2021.
  9. ^ "Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  10. ^ Drever, Andrew (October 29, 2018). "Channel Tres on his way Down Under". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  11. ^ Jones, Damian (August 5, 2020). "Listen to 'Impact' – featuring Robyn, Channel Tres and SG Lewis". NME. Archived from the original on August 17, 2020. Retrieved August 17, 2020.
  12. ^ Strauss, Matthew (December 10, 2020). "Channel Tres and Tyler, the Creator Share New Song 'Fuego"': Listen". Pitchfork. Archived from the original on December 18, 2020. Retrieved December 23, 2020.
  13. ^ Fuamoli, Sose (May 5, 2021). "Flight Facilities tap Channel Tres for their first release in over a year". Triple J. Archived from the original on May 5, 2021. Retrieved May 5, 2021.
  14. ^ "Disclosure Chart History: Dance/Electronic Songs". Billboard. Retrieved October 29, 2020.

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