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U.K. producer Handbook has been a favorite of ours for some time. And before we get the chance to drop something special with him and another artist, he dropped a brand-new EP with the folks at Pragmatic Theory . It's the Dustworks EP, an aptly titled project given its dust-covered sample flips and head-nodding drums. "Last Call" is an instant favorite if you're looking to get a taste of the EP, though others like "Go" and "Volumes" are equally delectable slices of boom-bap. Download: Handbook - Dustworks [Bandcamp]
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Handbook, Prof.logik, Keor Meteor Song: Bugseed - Out of Love [download here ] What's so good? The other day [...]
There is nothing better than sex(y) music. Whether you are with someone, by yourself, or daydreaming in the library, these vintage-inspired, RnB-infused musical treasures will be sure to tingle your ear buds (among other things). Artists such as TÂCHES, Les Sins, ESTA, and Vin Sol & Matrixxman , give us smooth, old school jams, while the likes of Kastle , Sango and Cashmere Cat pack in the heat with tangy percussion and sultry bass lines. We’ll let the music do the rest of the talking so close your [...]
Happy Friday, ya'll. Excited to be in the driver's seat for this week's Friday Five playlist, because it's a great way to hype a lot of tracks without writing up individual posts for all of them. I've been looping Atlas Genius' "Trojans" for weeks on end now, which must make me a weirdo since the rest of the music-loving world has already had their fill on early Atlas Genius material. Besides Australian indie rock, we've also got some great electronica records in the mix today. Happy to show London-based Dems some love for his beautiful new single "Desire." [...]
From her Significant Wizdom II: Atypical project, Signif drops the remixes to Health, Wealth & Love featuring Nameless, Motel Eola, Haz Solo and Handbook. About the track, Sig says, "I always felt it was important to address my lifestyle in my music. I’m a vegetarian, finance purist, I believe love makes the world go round, and I’m a naturalist who lives a somewhat holistic lifestyle.I wanted to be straightforward in this song; it’s a good thing to be fully aware and conscious, while making an effort to become the best me I can be.These are the things that motive me [...]
Armed with a glass of Jack, I was looking for something mellow tonight. I hit eargasm gold. First up, Handbook is amazing. Even better? You can download the whole "Titanomachy" album here: Bandcamp/Handbook After two full listens to the album, this one's my favorite: And continuing: Or this one which I can't get out of my head. So frickin gorgeous: And finally, the new Wretch 32 song:
Handbook ( Jake Brown ), all the way from York (the old one not the New one) messes with vintage disco, Motown, soul and hip hop hooks, relentless stuttering cut-off and loops, and just the right beats. ' Titanomachy ' is an album of danceable yet melodically appealing unadulterated remixes; Brown keeps the vintage soul of his samples alive. It’s the relentless stuttering loop/cut-off effect of catchy hooks that really gets into your bones. Stand outs include ' Feet Feet ' with an intensely listenable disco-style flute solo [...]
Handbook- Spirits Handbook is a talented beatmaker who hails from York. We haven’t come across many artists from the UK who make instrumental hip hop, but this one is a worthy exception. His newest track, titled ‘Spirits’, sounds like it came from another era but apparently contains lot of his own instrumentals. If you check out some of his other work it’s easily noticeable that he also has a talent for sampling. This kid really knows what he’s doing and we hope you can jam to it with us.
Hats off to the team at Ten Million Sounds for putting together one of the best instrumental compilations we've heard in a minute. Across Finding Time 's 13 tracks, you'll hear previously unreleased and/or rare tracks from the likes of Ohbliv , Ta-ku , Bahwee , Handbook , Evil Needle , and Somepling . Yeah, need I say more? OK, fine, I will. The sounds delivered by this international cast of producers blend together perfectly, creating the soundtrack for your weekend afternoon. Don't believe me? Hit play below, ya goober. Purchase/Download: [...]
Back in 1931 in Clarksdale, Miss., one of the most influential soul/R&B artists was born. And had he not been shot and killed some 33 years later, Sam Cooke would be celebrating his 72nd birthday today, Jan. 22. The smoky voiced singer-songwriter paved the way for everyone from Otis Redding to Al Green to Aretha Franklin, all of whom cited Cooke as a major inspiration for their sound and style. To honor the life and music of the King of Soul, we reached out to some of our favorite producers to pay homage to his legacy on our [...]
I'm buggin' out. And maybe it's the coffee I'm drinking. Or maybe it's the fact I just ate Corn Pops and the sugar is running through my system. Or—if you're still with me—maybe it's simply that Handbook 's new album, Titanomachy , features one banger after another. Sure, there are some more mellow moments, like "Bird Song", but this thing bursts right out of the gate with the Just Blaze-reminiscent "All is Not as it Seems" and never looks back. Download/Purchase: Handbook - Titanomachy [Bandcamp] RELATED: [...]
Our criteria for the top instrumental albums this time around fall more in line with the concept of a true LP—which is why some of our favorite artists like Shlohmo , Onra , Ryan Hemsworth , and TNGHT 's offerings appear on our Best EPS of 2012 rather than this list. Here we have our top 25 instrumental entrees if you will, spearheaded by two of electronic music's finest and the inimitable Brainfeeder label. There are also strong showings from Detroit, Canada, and Philly, with legendary artist and producer Karriem Riggins leading [...]
Kash 4 Brandon isn't your typical instrumental compilation. While, yes, it features PIMB regulars like Handbook , Languid , and Keor Meteor , there's much more to this than wonderfully crafted beats. The purpose of this project is to raise funds for Brandon Scott Summers, a guy who's been down on his luck as of late. He's been unemployed for some time and he's apparently close to being evicted from his apartment. Upon learning this, Raleigh artist Artonius Tsetsuna reached out to his musician friends to gather as many tracks as he could. [...]
Based out of York, producer Handbook delivers the stellar "Sunrising," an oh-so-funky and soulful bit to end 2012. Mix some smooth electronics & Motown vibes and you've got the perfect way to end the week on a high, high note. Follow him on Soundcloud , and be sure to keep your ears perked up for his upcoming LP Titanomachy , due out January 7th.
Someone do this beat justice. His SoundCloud is full of free material. Hey guys, last track of the year for you guys right now. It's a nice, sunny, gonna have a good day type beat for you! Have a great Christmas and I'll have the Titanomachy teaser mix up on the 31st! Dow nload (SoundCloud)
York based beat-maker Handbook just dropped this sun drenched n' sample heavy slice of loveliness. Doused in 'California Soul' vibes that would make Marlena Shaw's toes curl, 'Sunrising' is the antithesis of anything festive related whatsoever. Rejoice. Hit up Handbook's Soundcloud page for more of the same. Recommended.
Handbook Sunrising All alone with me, and we’re waiting for the sunrise. Aren’t we all… This some chopped up deliciousness of the soul-dunked, hip hop persuasion via yr boy, Handbook .
Visit Indie Shuffle to download. Sounds like: Keor Meteor, 9th Wonder Song: Handbook - Delicate Wings [download here ] What's so good? Soulful does not even [...]