Top 10 instrumental submissions EP 1 October 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.

 

Radicule kicks off this weekend’s list with a solid soothing track “Throwaway Dunks 9G-Leaguee)” off his Sports theme instrumental project ‘HiiiGHLIGHT_REEL.01’. It has a dreamy, nostalgic vibe going on and it’s quite short too. It serves as the final track of the aforementioned project closing it with a sobering cool down to the fur-lined slaps that precede it.

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E Dot comes through with a soul sample flip that packs a solid groove behind it. He calls it “Mixed up” for good reason as the vocals go into a ping-pong like delay vibe at some parts. Pretty dope as expected.

 

 

 

 

Producer ToMC drops the sophomore release from his Friday instrumental release. He calls this release “HA2DC!pher” and blends classic hiphop vocals over a cinematic backdrop and heavy drums to match.

The release is from his upcoming instrumental album, Ink Dripperz: Beatz for Lyrical Peepz.

Overall, ToMC’s style possesses a raw fidelity that holds true to Hip Hop’s original boom bap flavor. He has a distinctive sound that provokes movement and inspiration, which he casually delivers with street-wise swagger and grimy finesse.

 

 

 

Multi-talented producer/artist Mansa Obi delivers a left-field release he calls “YRNRW”. He blends a smooth soundscape with chopped vocals from several sources to make one cool, soothing beat.

After surviving a Thirty-Five foot fall with his close friend August 16th, 2016. Four surgeries and a year of rehab later; Mansa Obi has emerged from the ashes to finish his life’s work. Known for his creation of Authentic Bounce (not to be confused with “Classic” Bounce) seductive melodies, blunt–commentary and creation of the bass-less genre. Mansa hopes to continue to push the cultures forward sonically with his album self-titled “Mansa”.

 

 

 

Big O  brings the soulful guns on his new release titled “Uncertainty“. He keeps it somewhat minimal with a throbbing synth, sparkling retro sounding piano riffs and a good old neck snapping drum.

The track is taken from his sophomore album “iNSTABiLiTY”

 

 

Nottr taps the spirit of ODB on this new cut he calls “Cyanide”. He flips a myriad of vocals sample to drive home his point and the off-beat boombap style works well too.

 

 

Blue Realization is Oscar Ota’s solo music project based in Toronto. The new release titled “Longing” is soothing, dreamy and quite alluring. The layered instrumentation and soft drums do blend well together. Hit the play button and get familiar.

 

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TOP 10 INSTRUMENTAL SUBMISSIONS Sept Ep 2 • 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.

Germany based producer Marc aka misc.inc is a lo-fi hiphop producer and his newest beat “Insomnia” kicks off the Top 10 instrumental submissions with a soothing feel. It’s ambient, dreamy soundscape is unndeniably powerful and engaging from start to finish.

Radicule comes through with another solid one he calls “Practice (MGICSTCK )”. He starts it with an infamous Iverson rant and switches into an ethereal soundscape that draws the listener into a whole different vibe. The second part of the beat, however, switches into a quirky blend of Lil Kim’s verse on “Magic Stick” over a slowed down sample of  Janet Jackson’s “Doesn’t Really Matter”

The beat is taken from his new EP, HiiiGHLIGHT_REEL.01,

 

 

E Dot‘s “Something’s Missing” is the fifth instalment of a new release every Thursday through the end of the year. With “Something’s Missing” E Dot takes you on a psychedelically soulful trip book shelved between samples of insight from Jay Z..

 

Nimzo showcases his instrumentation skills on “State of the art”, a beat containing no samples and was built off two guitars, an organ, a Rhodes and two sweet solos over a boombap beat giving off a smooth, dreamy vibe.

 

 

LA-based producer Jaron Lopez‘s new beat “Prophet” is a laid-back, multi-layered instrumental that seeks to soothe the soul and relax the mind. The beat is taken from his new project Odd Times , an album exploring lo-fi textures and odd time signatures

 

 

 

 

Tadashi drops another signature tune he calls “Night Skies”. The groovy beat has a nostalgic guitar arrangement and ethereal strings that reall bring back memories.

 

Greek/Lebanese producer, singer /DJ JAKSPIN cooks some solid produce on “Bells Angels”. The beat is a mellow, jazz-inspired beat that makes use of a nostalgia-inducing bell loop, flute and sparkling pianos to match.

“Bells Angels” is the first single from his new album The Chillhop Era.

 

 

Detroit producer Raphy delivers his unique style on the laid-back gloomy “Pull Up”. He blends melancholic vibes over a rollicking drum groove. Offbeat but very unique.

 

Listen to the full beat tape HERE.

 

 

 

Tyler Banx debuts on the top 10 submissions with a crisp soundscape that exudes smooth melodies, mellow grooves and lo-fi elements. It’s pretty soothing if you asked us.

 

 

 

E Dot shows up once again with “Bad News”, a feel good, soulful instrumental track. It is the sixth installment of new music every Thursday through the end of the year.

 

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Check out Radicule's latest instrumental playlist "Rose og++" • Word Is Bond

 

Radicule  is not new to TWIB and has been serving us solid beats for years but on his newest effort he cooks up a 3 hour plus instrumental mix that will keep you company while you lounging, doing your chores or just trying to relax. The playlist “Rose og++”  is built on Crispy-cooked snares and deep-fried kicks which makes the vibe feel like a little late night snack. Hit the play button and chill out to this fantastic piece of sonically refined art.

 

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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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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions for 2nd Week February • Word Is Bond

For the 2nd week of February, we got a batch of solid beat submissions that y’all would definitely love to listen to. This might just be the great place for rappers to connect with producers as well. Sit back ,relax and get familiar.

 

 

This track is like an Adult Swim bump blended with a Jazz Fusion band recording session. Soundsmith is a beat-maker influenced by older cats such as  Nujabes and Dilla as well as newer acts like Eve and Borealism. GetWellSoon is the final track from his first project, Out of Order EP It’s influenced by jazz fusion, psychedelic rock and boom bap hip-hop.

 

Producer Skai Lounge taps into a deep region to bring forth this sombre, mellow head nodding beat he calls “Sanctuary”. The beat is based off the concept of escapism. An avenue to escape the pressures of reality into an imaginary place of refuge.

 

 

ST  taps into the old school boom bap and new age trap elements on his new effort titled “My Life So Enlightened”. Using a lo fi piano sample and heavy drums, he brings that retro feel back to the forefront.

 

 

Radicule delivers an engulfing adult swim-style record he calls “Oasis”. A blend of lo fi elements laced with melodic trap sounds. He calls it an euphoric trip into the depths of the Sahara, harmonic voices call out from a distance, leading the soul to paradise

 

 

POLR, digitally portrayed as a giant polar bear with an MPC and a polaroid camera comes through with a solid one he calls “First Light”. This young producer, real name Micah Von, got his start doing a remix for indie pop artist Vian Izak. The remix was noticed by Spotify Germany who put it on their chill bass playlist.

LINK TO SINGLE || LINK TO EP 

 

 

Slimzkidmusic delivers a head nodding fun track on this one. This has that UK afro-wave flavor in it.

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