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Art by Anoik

Art by Anoik

CASCADE RECORDS is very proud to present CR podcast 42 mixed by Handbook from York, Britain (UK)

Yorkshire … in England !!!

Let me introduce to you Handbook, a young and talented BEATMAKERS. A pure product of the HipHop culture coming from our cozy Soundcloud community … the clap pumps through his veins days and nights.

It's always a pleasure to return to England, let's not forget Cascade's PODCAST with Bit 1, See PM and Sephirot. England always delivers!

So here we go again with an absolutey sweet mix, definitly HipHop instrumental, Rap, the kind of flow that can’t leave you indifferent! Nod your head and move your feet all around’s Cascade!

CR POD 42 By Handbook 082011 by cascade records


What's up' mAn ..

CR - Where are you from?
Handbook - Hey Sal! I'm originally from a town in Lincolnshire called Scunthope, but have spent my life growing up and living in York, Yorkshire in England.

CR - Why did you choose the alias Handbook?
Handbook - I chose the name Handbook as a quick replacement for my previous alias "Part-Time Wolf" after I discovered that had already been taken. It seems to have worked out to be a snappy, memorable name, which seems to have stuck quite well!

CR - How would you describe your beat and creative approach?
Handbook - My beats are almost always laid back, swinging and thoughtful, full of soul. I like a strong melody, deep bass and a deeper beat.

CR - What is your main inspiration?
Handbook - My main inspirations are artists such as 9th wonder, J Dilla, the artists at Klipmode and many many soundcloud producers who write deeply inspirational music, music that pushes me to better myself.

CR - Can you describe your mix for CR?
Handbook - The mix I have done for Cascade Records is all things beats. Some of my favourite beats of my own, and beats my musicians worldwide that inspire and make me feel great.

CR - Can you tell us about your new EP "RedLights"!
Handbook - Oh am I excited about this! My new EP RedLights. is my first release using no samples, and all beats, compositions, mixing and mastering all by me. A lot of my time, life and soul in these beats, and I'm very proud of it.

CR - What are your future projects?
Handbook - A fair bit coming up soon; an EP coming out shortly called "Amnesia" and that will be through UrbanWaves, an album hopefully towards the end of the year, more EP's, including some rap EP's and more soundcloud stuff I guess.

CR - A word to the youth of today?
Handbook - Don't limit yourself to genre of music. There is so much out there, explore more.

CR - Your #1 virtue °)
Handbook - Temperance :D

CR - Special Shouts?
Handbook - All the listeners, supporters and producers out there, making waves and pushing the envelope :).Thanks to all the blogs. websites and labels that have supported me


Nuff respect Handbook !!!


Artwork by Anoik


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"Podcast 42" by Handbook

Tracklist /

01. Handbook- Have You Near (Aniseed)
02. Hazel- 3am
03. Ackryte- Tokin' Lost World
04. Ta-Ku- Ladies Night
05. Chuwee- The Livest One (prod. AbJo)
06. Mr. Dibiase- Brazilian Lady
07. Kaligrah E- Gityoself
08. Ohbliv- Pomegranate
09. Weirddough- accuseme
10. Malefique- Sunny Day
11. Handbook- Why So?
12. Apollo Brown- 11th Hour
13. Apollo Brown- Wisdom
14. Little Brother- Sincerely Yours
15. Sir Froderick- Twiceashigh
16. B.Lewis- Science Within Reason
17. Handbook- Numbers
18. Juj- Floater
19. Knxwledge- Meaningless
20. Handbook- It's Time