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Chanes Explores A City In New ‘Bamboo’ Music Video
We’ve been covering producer Chanes for a minute, as the artist’s diverse catalog of instrumentals has grown throughout the past several years. The now 27-year-old, originally from Canton, Michigan, has traveled across the country—from Arizona to Hollywood and Brooklyn—using these locations as a means of discovering and experimenting with new sounds.
Chanes’ latest self-titled project is a testament to that: a 30 song collection of beats that show the producer’s ability to chop samples and sounds up to create something enjoyably cohesive. Almost each song is less than two minutes, every instrumental smoothly segueing into the other. There’s tracks like “You Hear,” a groovy head bopper that rides on jazz piano and saxophone; “The First Time,” an atmospheric and upbeat track that booms with punchy bass; and “BellaDonna,” the short but sweet finale of the recent release.
Each instrumental displays Chanes’ versatility. And as you go through them it’s easy to understand why he’s produced for artists such as Freeway, Guilty Simpson, Kurupt, Roc Marciano, Royce Da 5’9 and the late, great Sean Price. You can see how Chanes takes inspiration from innovative beat makers such as J Dilla and Nujabes, while pushing the boundaries of eclectic producing further like contemporaries such as Clams Casino and Ta-ku.
“I am more excited about this Chanes’ record than anything I’ve dropped yet on Street Corner Music. His range is crazy,” Michael “House Shoes” Buchanan, said. “From the gritty head nods to the introspective to the sublime, Chanes’ LP has everything you could possibly want from a beat album.”
We’re glad to be the official premiere destination for Chanes’ music video! His song “Bamboo,” which is the opening track from his self titled album, is yours to watch and enjoy below. The short clip is beautifully shot by B. Damon, and it features Chanes walking and driving by himself through different parts of a city. The visuals capture the producer’s nomadic nature: constantly moving and seeing where he discovers inspiration next.
Check out the video, as well as Chanes’ self titled album below.