When you hear me tout Hype Machine, it is exactly for reasons like this. I was just perusing new music and stumbled upon Jake Brown aka Handbook, a British producer who excels at crafting intoxicating yet soulful instrumentals. After one listen to “Sunrising” and “Gotta Be”, I wouldn’t be surprised if hip-hop acts called Handbook soon for beats. Tracks from Handbook’s debut Titanomachy like “Zero” and album opener “All Is Not As It Seems” loop in soul beats that make you reminisce about the first time you heard any Just Blaze produced cut from the Roc-a-fella heyday. Stream “Sunrising”, “Gotta Be” and Titanomachy below:
Listen to more Handbook at Soundcloud.