Black Caviar team up with G.L.A.M. on the upbeat "Killa Shit Funk" • Word Is Bond

The production duo who go by the moniker Black Caviar just dropped their newest single titled  “Killa Shit Funk”. The style used here makes use of a heavy bassline driven, hypnotic rhythm and bounce while rapper G.L.A.M. delivers a stylistic monotonous flow that is totally off the cuff. The approach is fun and unfiltered from start to finish.

Black Caviar is a production duo made up of Troy Hinson and Jared Piccone— who are currently releasing music under Casablanca/Republic Records. Listen HERE.

Troy and Jared discuss the making of the new single, “It was pure studio spur-of-the-moment magic. GLAM just started freestyling, we recorded it, cut it up and built a beat around it. It was one of those times where everything just slides into place.”

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Top 5 Instrumental submissions for 2nd week July • Word Is Bond

It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work behind the boards. Cats whose soundscapes help push hip-hop to loft heights. So in the same vein, this weekly list sheds light on budding and even established producers who continue to push the envelope for the culture. So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

NOTE: This will be the last Top 5 Submissions as the segment has been upgraded to 10 tracks starting from next week. This is to cover more talented acts out there.

Dr. Mechanic kicks off the list with a magnificent boom-bap head nodder titled “Ebony Street”. Complete with a warm bassline and soulful vocal samples to match. Pretty dope and its something worth bumping all day long. get it on Spotify and Bandcamp

 

 

John Alsace (aka Bmbu), is a Music Producer based out of Philadelphia, PA. and he debuts on out Top 5 with a retro-jazz tinged beat he calls “Blue Period”. Using hard-hitting breaks, smooth jazz flutes, and a thick bassline to complete the cipher.

He’s released 13 solo albums, four collaborative beat tapes w/ FortuneWEST, and produced albums for hip-hop artists from around the globe.

Ecto-84 drops a dope beat for us to vibe to titled “Firehouse”. The track starts off with a snippet from the classic first Ghostbusters movie and progresses into a mellow, laid-back jazz infused soundscape that is both surreal and soothing.

 

 

Tactilian returns with a heavy one in the form of this new beat he calls “Drip Streams”. He blends dreamy vocals and soundscapes over a hard-hitting drum backline. Get it on Spotify and Bandcamp.

 

 

Seb Zillner delivers a smooth produce titled “Thirty One”. The outcome is pure dopeness as the instrumentalist teams up with producer Handbook for the assist. proficient in the use of the Saxophone, Flute, and Duduk, he combines these instruments with the hip-hop backdrop provided by Handbook.

“Thirty One” is a song off his debut album ZILLNER which brings together talented producers from several genres and the foundations of the language of jazz to enhance beats. Get the audio HERE

 

 

 

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Imperial’s Hot Sauce is a Jazzy Hip-Hop gem

Hot Sauce is the lead single from Imperial’s forthcoming Layers LP releasing on Illect Recordings. This one is going into heavy rotation on several of our playlists.

Imperial shares, “I’ve always loved the sound of live hip hop, whether it’s artists who perform with a live band for their show or record studio albums with a band. Hot Sauce takes inspiration from that live hip hop sound and couples it with jazz infused rhythms. The sun is shining, the beat is chilled, grab a cold beverage and enjoy.

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ENAKA comes through with pure dopeness on "Exception" • Word Is Bond

 

ENAKA is an independent Cameroonian/American 23-year-old cross-genre rapper, singer/songwriter, and producer, from south Atlanta. Her newest record is an upbeat, bouncy cut that explores the irony of falling for someone who is antithetical to one’s usual type or standards, and it was produced by ZthePro (Mack Wilds “Crash,” Dreezy “Invincible”). She drew inspiration for the song while studying abroad in Paris for 5 months.

“Exception” taken from ENAKA’s upcoming EP Chasing Amour, which chronicles stories about queer dating, love, and the journey towards self-acceptance and vulnerability. In the past, she has collaborated with Atlanta producers Go Grizzly, and Fortebowie, who are both from her hometown. ENAKA graduated from NYU’s Undergraduate Music Business Program in 2017. During her time there she learned how to produce and honed her songwriting skills. She currently resides in Brooklyn, but spends ample time in her hometown of Riverdale, GA.

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TOP 5 SUBMISSIONS For Week 2 July • Word Is Bond

We are still dedicated to showcasing the best tracks/videos from the underground by searching far and wide in order to bring you our weekly list. It’s a tough job as we sift through a ton of high-quality tracks just to settle for just 5. Now that is what we call dedication, so sit back relax and get familiar with these acts.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

NOTE: This will be the last Top 5 Submissions as the segment has been upgraded to 10 tracks starting from next week. This is to cover more talented acts out there.

 

 

Jai Nitai Lotus launches his latest video “Wu Baby”, off his recently released album “Affirmations” (album available here). The song is a shout-out to a Higher Power–which is rich in love, and greater than any man-made fear, division or fanaticism. The images portray the vastness of nature in contrast to human structure.

 

 

Producer Radicule flips a Killa Cam acapella into something beautiful on his new record titled “Gettin’ $$$”. He fused what he calls glossy lo-fi elements against shimmering chords from keyboardist Miki Howard and the result is pure dopeness.

 

 

Producer/rapper Illgod goes retrospective on his new release “Show You Something”. It is an unofficial remix to Boogey’s “Show You Something”; produced by Black Intelligence.

Feelø teams up with Harman for his newest record titled “Adios”. A Latin-tinged, love-laden groovy cut.

Straight out of Indonesia comes rising rapper Ramengvrl who wraps up the top 5 sub with an upbeat swagged out single titled “Ca$hmere”. She adds some insight into the creation of the song below

I wanted to make a feel-good type song, just brag about yourself but with attitude. I feel like these days people got money but don’t really know how to flex and maintain their flex. Like ok you got cash but don’t be stupid, why you cop those Yeezy’s but don’t spare money for your basic needs? Something like that. ”

She started off not even liking hip-hop until listening to Kanye West, then ventured into Tyler the Creator, Charli XCX and M.I.A. territory where you can see the influences clearly in her music. Kind of pop, kind of rap, totally badass. Ramengvrl is trying to break into new markets, leaving a blazing trail behind her all the way back to Jakarta.

 

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Ozay Moore, Sivion, Sojourn, Ragen Fykes drop PTPI single




On the heels of the dope In The Wake Of O LP and the Doin It single, Ozay Moore is back with the PTPI single.

Meager accommodations have produced some of the most resilient, imaginative, and impactful people throughout history. The Pot To Piss In for me is symbolic of basic needs, foundation, humble beginning’s and simplicity. This song was written close to 9 years ago while working on a mixtape with Canadian producer Wyze Intellect. The mix tape never achieved its finished state but we both felt good about the handful of songs we conjured up during the attempt. At the time, I wasn’t label mates with Sivion and Sojourn, just a long time friend and fan. Fast forward and we’re all on the Illect Recordings roster while P.T.P.I. has kept its freshness in tact for a 2018 release,” shares Ozay Moore.

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My Favorite Color is the black "Isabella" • Word Is Bond

Pittsburgh, PA based emcee My Favorite Color comes through with a solid new record titled “Isabella”. He links up with producer  one800music who crafts a jazz-influenced backdrop for the young emcee to kick back and give the listener a glimpse into his life.

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James Gardin & Terem release Groove single




James Gardin & Terem drop off the energetic summer single Groove.

James shares, “Groove is for those who feel like they’re constantly in their element and living life on a current winning streak. We hope this song will make your feet move and motivate you to celebrate how amazing you are.

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions for 1st week July • Word Is Bond

It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work behind the boards. Cats whose soundscapes help push hip-hop to loft heights. So in the same vein, this weekly list sheds light on budding and even established producers who continue to push the envelope for the culture. So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

 

UK instrumental hip hop producer, MADS MODAL, presents “Clouds” – a tongue-in-cheek, lo-fi beat with warped guitars, twisted organ, crisp hats, and healthy dose of sub-bass. Taken from his new 15 track album, “Dimensions”, Mads is breaking-into the increasingly popular lo-fi hip hop genre, having released a string of smaller EPs over the past few years.

Producer Dro Cup, also known as Al D, wanted to keep the vibes high when producing “self-titled”, using only the most lively soul samples to craft a nostalgia inducing track full of joy. The track name comes from the choir sample, chopped up to say “Al D!”

 

 

 

“once in a lifetime” is an instrumental taken from Brokebwoy‘s latest offering, bloomin’, which was made at a time when he thought he was losing his creative touch as he had not made music for a while. When brokebwoy finally decided to try and make music again, this was the result!

 

 

 

Ellis H. has a wide variety of influences ranging from Wax Tailor, Nujabes, to The Avalanches. His newest effort titled “Slaughter House” is a slight homage to those acts that influenced his production style.

Riverkid is a beatmaker and radio host from Sydney Australia. He gifts us with a smooth, nostalgia filled record titled “Sun Moment”. The record is a potpourri of emotions stemming from the dreamy sounds the producer chopped and layered for our listening pleasure.

The video was shot on iphone driving to the airport at dawn, from my sister’s small town through the fields and bush of north east Tasmania. I made this song chopping the beautiful sounds that I find on records that no one else wants, in the charity shops in small towns and quiet suburbs.

“Sun Moment” is taken from his  latest beat tape ‘beat trip’

 

 

Lost Son wraps up this week’s list with a smooth bouncy track titled  “Summer Rain”off his new beattape, “Flying Colors”.

The  project is based on soulful samples, smooth melodies and intense drums. In “Summer Rain”, I tried to blend the fine jazz and soul elements of the original track I sampled, with what we would call boom bap drums. Fun fact: the days after the release of the tape, it rained heavily for many days and nights. Summer rain.”

 

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Thutmose gets confrontational on "Say it To My Face" • Word Is Bond

BK based rapper Thutmose  returns with his unique brand of hip-hop that blends experimental elements , personal insights and more. His new record titled  “Say it To My Face” is vast departure from his previous single “Karma” and features the emcee stepping up to bat with energetic rhymes over a hard-hitting trap influenced backdrop

 

Thutmose is currently working on a collab EP with NoMBe and more music with Jay Critch and Desiigner.

 

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