Channel Tres Declares Aretha Franklin His Queen of Pop

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This is SOUND ADVICE, a weekly destination for playlists curated by Interview’s friends, enemies, and lovers. This week’s installment comes from the jack-of-all-trades musician Channel Tres, on the heels of the release of his new EP Real Cultural Shit. In between appearances at the M3F and CRSSD festivals in Phoenix and San Diego, respectively, the rapper-producer made time to share an eclectic playlist with us, sprinkled with a bit of electronic, gospel, and R&B. Then, he took our music questionnaire, revealing his personal queen of pop, the perfect music to set the vibes in the bedroom, and his first ever concert.


Where do you dance? In the mirror.

What’s on your bedroom playlist? 90s R&B.

Favorite genre? None!

 Fuck, marry, kill: Spotify, Soundcloud, Apple Music. Not answering 🙂

Bluetooth or wired headphones? Bluetooth.

 What was your first concert? Childish Gambino in Dallas.

 What song on this playlist, if any, makes you cry? “Is It Love?” by Thundercat.

 Name your favorite artist no one knows about. AIR.

 Do you play an instrument? I mess around with them all.

 What’s your favorite club? I don’t club.

 What song do you have on repeat? “Boogie On Reggae Woman” Stevie Wonder.

 What do you listen to when you’re high? I don’t get high.

 What’s your favorite album cover of all time? I don’t have one.

 Who’s the queen of pop? Aretha Franklin.

 What’s your favorite movie needle-drop? The Wood.