TOP 10 INSTRUMENTAL SUBMISSIONS for 1st week August 2018 • 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.



We kick off this week’s list with an off-beat track titled “Down” from producer Andrew Applepie. The producer who refers to himself as a quirky bedroom artist shows us his multi-instrumental skills on this record which mixes layered sounds in a pop-driven setting alongside manipulated vocals. “Down” is taken from his upcoming album, California Kamala Falcon, which has all been self-produced by Applepie in his Berlin-based studio.



Atreesto returns with a solid effort titled “Ajna”. The beat is bouncy and is layered with an atmospheric backdrop that would get the listener enthralled from start to finish. You can also stream it on Spotify



Stuttgart based producer Funk Andrews drops “Popsicle”, influenced by the productions of Dirty Art Club and Wun Two he created a mellow, wavy track perfect for your lazy days on the beach. A very chilled effort if we do say so ourselves.

The beat is the title track of his album. Stream the album on Spotify: HERE



Young Citrus cooks up some lo-fi goodness on his newest effort tilted “Late Night”. It has a weird/cinematic stripped down vibe layered with chill chords, short vocal snippets and a solid guitar that comes in at certain points in the song. Follow him on Spotify



Swiss production duo Okvsho delivers a new solid one titled “Traphouse Jazz” and like the name suggests, is a nice blend of lofty jazz vibes and some hip-hop grooves.

This Track is from the “Traphouse jazz EP”, which is released on Boyoom Connective. You can find the whole EP here




newcomer who goes by the name Yung Pianist debuts on the list with a super mellow piano-driven cut titled “Lupre”. It has a nice 20s swing to it and it’s very soothing, to say the least. Inspired by Thelonious Monk’s songs, the producer recreates an overall engaging piece of art here.



Murad Aghazada, known by his stage name Birey, is an Azerbaijanian electronic musician and guitarist from Turkey. His new beat titled “The End of summer” is a sombre, nostalgic production that sets the mood right for the end of the season. Pretty enthralling if you asked me.




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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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