Top 5 Instrumental Submissions For 3rd Week May • 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.
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Producer Air Kalo crafts a blend of soul, funk and hip-hop on his newest record titled “Midtown”. The track is from his instrumental album “All Things Grow With Love”

 

“Dr. Thompson”  is a dreamy, retro-tinged beat made by Zeb. The producer goes into his bag of tricks to bring out this solid beat.

 

Bad Math comes through with the visuals for his instrumental he titled “Live Session”. Built on a laid back boombap type soundscape, “live session” definitely hits the mark. The visual is directed by Bald Tower who gave the beat a cinematic visual. “Live Session” is taken from his Celestial beat tape OUT NOW! Get it on Spotify , Bandcamp

 

Benhurzz delivers an acoustic driven instrumental he titled “A note to you”. This is some smooth summery piece of art.

K.F.M ends the list with a dark retro banger called “Wire Men”. This is pure classic stuff.

 

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Top 5 instrumental submissions for 2nd week May • Word Is Bond

It won’t be fair not to show love to the cats that work on 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.

Los Angeles, CA-based  Digital Instrumentalist Kheperan Greathouse sets the tone with a brooding instrumental he calls “Sisyphus”. The beat has a dark, cinematic type vibe going on complete with hard hitting drums that is reminiscent of Stoupe’s production on Jedi Mind Tricks. The young producer is currently putting finishing touches on his upcoming album titled Reincarnation where this beat is pulled from.

 

 

 

“Coli” is the first single out of Peter Spacey Beat Tape out in May in digital & VHS cassettes. The Tel-Aviv based beatmaker/DJ is actually a trained keyboardist but ventured into hip-hop and the result is something off the hook. Hit the play button and get familiar

 

 

 

Producer Luda Huna goes introspective with his new creation called “Ying Salamum”. Using boombap type drums and Jazz pianos, he crafts a moody beat that is perfect for rainy days. He also added an acapella of an absurdist Slovenian poet to boot.

 

 

 

 

 

The Lone Bureaucrat is an experimental, electronic, mad scientist-type sonic pioneer, following lovingly in the footsteps of beat masters like J-Dilla, Flying Lotus, and Actress, who started with the piano, then the drums, then went on an epic, existential journey through sound to find his way back into a rhythmic core, one with the potential to shatter at any given moment.. His new record “Abyss” is the 2nd record off his daily beat series to mark his journey back into sobriety, the first release being: ‘The Day I Stopped Drinking (again)’

 

 

Mindseye is a Dutch record producer, currently residing in New Zealand. His new record “Dream” is just as the title says, dreamy and ethereal. He blends off-kilter sounds to make ambient, trip-hop styled creations.’Dream (Instrumental’ is his first official release in 2018. It is a chill sample-based instrumental hip-hop track depicting different stages of a warm feel-good dream. More new Mindseye tracks will follow in the next few months!

 

 

Cento is back with another brilliant release titled “Keep it movin’”. The Washington, DC producer crafts a smooth groovy boombap-type jam layered in dirty analog samples and a smooth bass line

 

 

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TOP 5 INSTRUMENTAL SUBMISSIONS FOR 1st WEEK MAY • Word Is Bond

We kick off the month of May with some brilliant set of material from only the best producers from the underground. Take some time out and get with the program.

 

Tadashi crafts a smoothing/ethereal soundscape in his new production titled “When You’re Ready”. He says “For all of you who feel like they were born on the wrong planet, you’re not alone. Stay strong y’all,”

Underconnect comes through with a jazz-like beat that feels like something out of a romance flick from the 90s. Interesting piece of work so check it out.

 

Trumpeter Farnell Newton delivers “Lofi and Chill” which is a solid blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul. What makes it supreme is the mix of his trumpet skills too which gives it that nostalgic vibe that is totally undeniable. In the last few years, Farnell has been touring with 3 times Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Jill Scott and with the Legendary Rhinestone Rockstar Bassist Bootsy Collins.

Ellis H is all about using music to paint pictures as evidenced on his new work titled “Fly”. The production bangs hard and is layered with weird strings and a quirky bassline to match. He says creating the beat was “…a fun experience for me because I was able to tell a story through music...” He adds that the beat dwells on  the journey of freedom and it’s new beginnings.”

 

Producer David Shouji slows the tempo on his entry titled “Overcast”. He blends thick 808 kicks against a brooding soundscape and the result is something out of left-field. “Overcast” is the lead single off his sophomore instrumental project titled In half EP. He adds “It has the purpose of setting the mood for the following five songs and giving the listener a taste of my personal sound. Spring came extremely late to where I live this year, so the weather has been mostly rugged – something this track reflects on.”

 

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Top 5 instrumental Submissions for 4th week April • Word Is Bond

We round up the month of April with some ear popping beats from the best producers we could find and serve them to you on a platter of gold. Check out what we got for y’all below and don’t hesitate to show these guys some much-needed love and support.

Kicking off with a track from Brooklyn, NY, Swedish-Arab producer Ibra-Heem titled “Mind Trip”. The track is the 4th song from his monthly Spotify releases and sounds like something out of a sci-fi movie, very nostalgic and soulful as well. Fascinated by the astral plane and multi-verse, Ibra-Heem created “Mind Trip” to continue his tradition of releasing songs inspired by the space-time continuum. Having worked with Bacardi, Slaughterhouse, LogoTV, Uncle Murda, and other upcoming artists, Ibra-Heem has ventured out to build his own brand by releasing instrumental and collaborative music.”

Go get the roach (what a very quirky moniker) turns it up with his trap influenced beat “Drip me to dilation” that has some nice groovy qualities behind it.

 

Yungbakugo is a well-traveled creative, that has lived in Ghana, Nigeria, United Kingdom and now Toronto, His new track titled “CLONK” is part instrumental and part vocals (mostly humming though). The record is a track from his first demo titled “Enjoy the high now” and is a track made for meditational purposes if you catch the drift.

 

 

Lucteria SE debuts his  first trip-hop song self-titled “Echoed Soul.”  With an “oriental atmospheric pentatonic” feeling the track has a very cinematic backdrop that will surely interests the listener

 

 

Producer Basak delivers his lo-fi/soul instrumental to our eardrums titled “Sleep Cycles”. The track is performed by a full band with Basak on the drums, percussions and overall composition. Joining him are guitarist Jake Sucher, Bassists Noah Fishmann, and Louie Pagan.”Sleep Cycles”  is a taste of Basak’s upcoming album, which will feature performances from other up-and-coming talent such as Horace Bray and Rob Araujo.

 “Do Ya Feel” is collaborative beat between Cento. & RYDN. The record is inspired by soul and jazz.

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions For 3rd week April 2018 • Word Is Bond

Welcome to the 3rd week in April and as usual, we serve you your weekly dose of dope beats from up and coming producers from around the globe. Hit the play button and show these cats some much-needed love and support.

 

 

 

The Red Cloud Ninjas set it off on the list with their cinematic instrumental titled “Mafioso”. Feels like something out of an old mafia themed movie. Very somber and surreal.

 

23-year-old Jersey city based producer Fuzzy Luv crafts a lo-fi mellow cut which he says is inspired by lounge tunes. The ambient track has a neat nice ring to it too.

 

 

Akello G. Light is an international Waldorf school teacher & Parapsychologist drinking herbal tea, burning spiritual incenses, and creating chill-out healing music! She teamed up with producer The Twelfth Doctor for this ethereal soundscape titled “Nocous”. The instrumental is taken from the original vocal version which is somewhat left-field. Quirky but definitely solid.

 

 

Prodbydm taps into the inner regions to bring forth this bouncy instrumental titled “Younginblur”. A nice blend of ethereal and electronic sounds make up the major part of this creation. Pretty interesting track.

Dom k.u is one half of the duo LLORIENT and his debut solo instrumental is a mellow, lo-fi track he calls “Vague”. The Melbourne based producer made this track in his bedroom but that doesn’t make it any less dope.

 

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions for Final Week March 2018 • Word Is Bond

As we reach the end of March, we leave you with another batch of solid instrumentals from the underground. Check them out below.

 

 

“Platinum Sky” is the newest record by Rivals – from their recently released EP “NEMESES”. Using vinyl crackle and cinematic flutes to give way to a throwback instrumental hip-hop groove with a deep updated edge. RIVALS is a duo made up of Bay area based producers ESQVR and DVRKMVTR

 

 

Dublin, Ireland based producer Benhurzz gifts us with his unique brand of music making. His newest record “Sky Pillar” is a smooth, ethereal jam made up of soft guitar plucks, emotional-drenched piano riffs and then some.

 

 

 

Geoffrey Dean aka Baraka teams up with Persona La Ave on this new record titled “Body Heat”. A smooth, vintage sounding instrumental that feels like something out of the mid 80s. Solid all the way so check it out.

 

 

Cloudchord brings a refreshing vision of live guitar to atmospheric dance music. He latest single “H’oaky” is a collaboration with Amsterdam’s Soul Food Horns. The track is a blissful blend of lo-fi sensibilities and live horns making it truly remarkable. This is undeniably good from start to finish.

 

 

Greg Watson (A.K.A) Years From Now debuts on TWIB with this jazz influenced mellow jam titled “thoughts and feelings”. The track is off his new Jazz/Hip Hop EP – ‘Jazz Hands vol. 2’,

 

 

 

 

Sal Dulu is a producer/ instrumentalist from Dublin, Ireland. His sophomore release “Antasma” is a mellow, tropical arrangement, laced with chopped up soul samples, precise guitar riffs and jazz influenced electronic vibes.

 

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions for March 2018 • Word Is Bond

Cheers to the weekend and as usual we got  a batch of bangers from the underground world for y’all to rock to. We even threw in a bonus beat for the culture. Hit the play button and get familiar with these producers.

 

 

Stewie Grand comes through from the gate with a booming trap banger titled “Forgive Me”.  Stewie Grand is an up-and-coming artist and producer from Los Angeles California.

Sebastian Kamae “Dust” is a mellow soul-drenched record that will get you nodding your head from the jump. The track is inspired by artists like Kiefer & Thundercat. It’s an instrumental lo-fi hip-hop track with jazzy and groovy vibes.

Mike Lightz is a 22 year old sound designer from Virginia Beach, VA and one part of the Fayetteville, NC based hip hop and art collective, The Social Contract. ‘imissthehomies’ is an instrumental track about some of the post-college life loneliness; struggling and working long hours and never being able to see my closest friends because of it.”

 

“Alone Mind” is a Chill Hop instrumental crafted by Hz. and a good friend of mine named Epifania.  Hz further explains the creative process behind the beat “This track started off as a couple 8 bar loops of the synth work and simple drums you hear. I knew the song could be more, so i sent it to my friend Epifania where he added the great atmospheric percussion elements and soothing Saxophone parts you hear throughout the song. Once this was added, the song was able to be crafted to the fine product you hear now.”

Pitchy & Scratchy pay homage to their hometown with the aptly titled record titled “City of London”.

 

 

 

 

 

The track, that is part of an upcoming EP, is the result of this modern conception of electronic music made of different genres mixed together where some are dominant and some are less evident but still concrete in the mixture. The instrumental ensemble of the tune intersects surprisingly harmonious creating a smooth and gloomy atmosphere refined by a silky female vocal that conjures an imaginary lady wrapped and sheltered in a mantle made of the esteemed material that titles the track.

 

 

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions for 3rd Week March • Word Is Bond

Once again, we are back with 5 solid beats for y’all to vibe to. The producers have put in more work than you can imagine so please show them some love by streaming and sharing their glorious works.

 

 

Rio is a 15-year-old producer from Portland Oregon. We got his newest beat titled “Delivered”, a beat he made using a mix of trap drums and other elements recorded and sampled while he was in Hawaii. 

Desire Beats bring back a whole new vibe to the beats on this one. Cinematic and dark sounds reign supreme here.

Lowkey Lu. is an independent rapper/producer from Ireland. He used to be a member of a group early on and started making beats at the age of 14. He is currently studying sound engineering in college and making beats in his home studio. Check out his latest tune “Home”, a mixed bag of sounds and vibes anyone can bop their head to.

 

 

EyeLoveBrandon musical style is an eclectic blend of hip-hop, jazz, lounge, and latin flavors. Tough beats move alongside swirling strings, soundtrack-ish atmospheres, and nostalgic orchestral arrangements, all seemingly lifted from obscure vinyl thrift store finds in the sunny retirement capitol.

 

 

 

Young Cuba based producer Castro Hunger delivers a brilliant instrumental titled “Cambodia”.  He definitely flipped that classic sample on some proper tings.

 

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions For 2nd Week March • Word Is Bond

As usual, we got a new batch of bangers for your listening pleasure this week. So sit back, relax and dig in.

Squirrely Bass delivers the main track off his collaboration EP titled “Get My Drive On”. The song in question is titled “Tangible Rambles” and is a mellow, jazzy instrumentation that features Tanner Mills & Konda Kemosabe.

The project is a blend of synthetic and organic. Its a blend between jazz and bass.

Okvsho is a beatmaker duo from Zurich / Switzerland made up of brothers. The duo makes jazzy, soulful but also electronic music with crispy organic sounds and play live beats with their band the Okvsho quartett. Their song “Respect your rainbow” is taken from the 5 years anniversary Compilation „Taking Turns“ by Boyoom Connective

 

Atreesto comes through with an ethereal/dreamy soundscape that will get your head bopping before you know it.

Late Nate cruises in with a super laid-back hip hop instrumental that will slow you right down to a meditative state. Crisp, tight drums meet mellow, flowing, and contemplative synths, enveloping the listener in a comforting embrace of sound. Get the audio here

 

 

 

We came across this smooth production by Benjamin Danklin and was too good to pass on so we threw it in as an extra bonus. The mellow, vintage sounding backdrop titled “Dall’italia Al Giappone” is something you should check out.

 

 

 

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions for 4th week in February • Word Is Bond

As the month of February comes to an end, it’s only right we deliver that goodness for everyone out there. Sit back, relax and tune in to this week’s selection of dope beats from across the globe.

 

Matthew Kertis sets it off with his record “Walking the dog”. A laid back cut that sounds like the soundtrack for a rainy afternoon.

 

Ikane C. (real name Samuel Jones) is a afro-american lofi Hip-Hop producer and songwriter based in Berlin, Germany. His material plays out at a mellow pace, typically coloured with bit-crushed melodies and groovy, softened beats. Exposed to music at an early age, Jones decided to pursue music as a career path after having been seduced by the inspiring and experimental sound of the Flying Lotus classic “Cosmogramma”. The vibe of his latest work “Yoshino” is often compared to songs from Idealism, Jinsang, eevee, Tomppabeats and Wun Two. “Yoshino” is a smooth and soulful lofi hiphop instrumental inspired by the cherry blossom season in Japan. 

 

 

Launch Kontrol delivers a groovy tune he calls “Strippa Luv” and it’s nothing but pure bliss.

 

 

Laizlo (previously known as jacksxn) is a producer based out of Victoria, B.C. Canada blending lo-fi hip-hop with soul and jazz. ‘new chip in town’ marks a return for Laizlo after taking a year long break from releasing music. Employing sloppy drums and raw sample cuts, Laizlo puts a new twist on the classic boom bap style.

 

‘Steady’ is the new record from Dortmund, Germany based producer Beatmaschine. It utilises the classic ‘Heather’  sample from  of Billy Cobham and it’s a slight homage to  the track 93′ till infinity, which is one of my favourite tracks of the souls of mischief.

 

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