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[BadPanda100] Handbook – Been A While Since You Spoke

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Handbook is hip-hop producer from York, UK woking basically on instrumental beats with influences that include a long list like: Flying Lotus, Actress, Upsetters, Aphex Twin, Miles Davis, DJ Shadow, Madlib, Onra, Architeq, J Dilla, Jaco Pastorius, Weather Report, Teebs, Ackryte, Repeat Pattern, FREE THE ROBOTS.
Mixing a glassy wind chime with hearp plucking and some kind of flute tone, the York native creates a mystifying and serene track.

PS. He’s playing at Binnacle festival in London on 15-16th october with Sun Glitters, Active Child, Tropics, Seams, Moths and many more.

Handbook – Been A While Since You Spoke [mp3] [ogg]


Where do you live actually?

I live in York, which is in the north of England, Britain

What is the last thing you ate?

A tasty, tasty ham sandwich. Nothing fancy, but damn it hit the spot.

Your addiction ?

Music. Be it listening to, exploring, arranging, composing, digging, enjoying it. It’s Music. All Day, Everyday.

What do you collect?

I’m not much of a collector, but I would say I have a hefty CD collection. About a 1000+ I would say.

What is your favorite word?

Hmmm, that’s a tough one. Totalitarian has a nice ring to it. Sandwich, is a strong second.

One quote?

Confucius had his head screwed on, so it would have to be one of his. “Out greatest glory is not in never falling, but in getting up every time we do.”

One movie?

Taxi Driver

One book?

Oscar Wilde – Picture of Dorian Grey

Which song do you listen when you wake up?

I’m usually too confused to make a choice, but if I was prepared, it would be “Daylight” by J Dilla

A song you wish you wrote yourself?

“Windowlicker” By Aphex Twin

The song to be played at your funeral?

“The Funeral” by Band of Horses

A song for relaxing on a beach?

Anything by Bob Marley

Your sunday morning track?

“Easy” By Lionel Richie. Cliche, but class.

One website?

Soundcloud. So important to me.

What do you think about music industry?

It’s like a triangle, the higher up you go, the more of a “hit” it is. But it’s of inverted importance. All the music that really matters is the music that isn’t “popular”.

What about Creative Commons?

It’s good, I know a few artists who use it. It’s straightforward and clear in what each sub category means. It helps more creativity happen.

Favorite venue?

I recently went to a club in Leeds called “Sedgwick Avenue” which is a pretty neat place.

Favourite concert?

Seeing Iron Maiden at a festival near Leeds. Terrifying/brilliant.

Favourite place on earth?

My bed. I love it. There is nothing special, but it’s mine.

Where would you wish to wake up tomorrow?

My bed!

Written by badpandarecords

19/09/2011 at 8:37 PM

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