All evidence suggests that the London-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rationale is firmly en route to bigger things in 2017. Previously backed by influential fans such as Pharrell Williams, Elton John and Annie Mac, Rationale’s forthcoming EP ‘Vessels’ features two HypeMachine #1 tracks in the shape of ‘Prodigal Son’ and the title track. It’s completed by two new tracks: a beguiling hybrid of funk, disco and soul infused into an 80s-tinged production with ‘Reciprocate’, and ‘Tethered’ which was inspired by the synth-orientated minimalist sound of Tame Impala.
After embarking a huge arena tour as guest to Bastille, his first UK tour of the year was entirely sold-out and culminated with a major London show at Heaven. The Evening Standard noted, “The audience reaction was astonishing for an artist yet to release an album.”