Surreal releases video for Do Better




Surreal is one of our favorite creatives. He’s got “it” with the bars, beats, and visuals. “Do Better” is a single/visual he dropped recently. Here is the scoop…

“Do Better” the new single/video by Surreal is a cosmic call for ascension and elevation. In a world rife with unconscious consumerism he’s radiating the need for awareness through frequency and intention. With media becoming more and more homogenized this song is a reverse hypnosis to break the mold and get the listener into the universal flow of understanding and love.

Words sometimes fail” says the multidimensional artist. He made the track, wrote the verses and even created the visual that will drop in a few weeks so only having a handful of words over the music was very intentional. “The audience is way smarter than we give them credit for, especially the younger generation. Your vibrations speak louder than your words” Calling us to Do Better, and find a better way doesn’t need specificity because we all know what we need to do.

It’s a vibe.

Video created by Jeremy Ian Thomas

Video: Do Better




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TOP 10 INSTRUMENTAL SUBMISSIONS EP 3 • 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.

 

 

Coventry, UK based producer FULKOST sets it off with his beat “Favorite Things”. A lo-fi soundscape that sounds like nothing we have heard in a minute. The layered sounds feel like altered piano riffs and quirky sounds that are offbeat but soothing as well.

 

 

 

 

Our favorite beat maker E Dot makes another solid appearance with this vibrant beat titled “Stop Signs”. he uses a classic break beat laced with a gripping vocal sample against a cinematic string accompaniment. Solid stuff from start to finish. As usual he throws in some obscure vocal sampls towards the tail end of the beat to spice things up.

 

 

Surreal comes through with his 3rd instrumental single “Lunar Lullaby”. Like his moniker, the beat is quite surreal and flows with a soothing, dreamy energy which the producer says is a celebration of the female form. This is some interesting stuff for real.

 

 

Nottr shows up with some gritty stuff he calls “Serioso”. He keeps it pretty minimal here with a dark string sample and a vocal snippet that runs through the beat. To give credit to whom kits due, Nottr says the samples are from Scott Walker.

 

 

Instrumentalist Alex Meltzer gives us a head banging beat titled “Stereophone” which is taken from his full-length project “boxed Thoughts”. The project is Meltzer’s first solo project and the titled was inspired by the fact that most of the records were made without the aid of a computer, using hardware samplers and synths.

 

Get it on bandcamp and iTunes.

 

 

 

Producer Big O is not new to TWIB and its a pleasure hearing his solo work on here. His beat”MY PLACE iN THiS WORLD” s a soul-drenched jam that is soothing and engaging. You can definitely hear a lot of Jay Dee-isms in the style on this one too which is not a bad thing at all. “MY PLACE iN THiS WORLD” is the first single off of the sophomore album “iNSTABiLiTY” by London-based, American producer Big O. This song is a chopped up soulful sample-based instrumental that allows the listeners to know exactly what the composer needs in order to find his place in this cold world.

“iNSTABiLiTY” will be available on all streaming platforms on Oct. 5th. Preorder it on iTunes.

 

 

 

Farnell Newton aka Toranpetto debuts his material on the Top 10 list with a majestic tune titled “Satellite”. He blends hip-hop, jazz and neo-soul vibes on this one. He also makes use of his trumpet skills to add that live feel to it all. When he is not teaching or working with youth, he is touring, recording, and has performed with sax man Mike Phillips, Jill Scott, Bootsy Collins, Liv Warfield, BET/CENTRIC Soul Train Award All-Star Band and more.

 

 

The duo of Bertholet & Sebastian Kamae shows us just how a summery Sunday afternoon can be on their collaboration single titled “You’re welcome”. The Dutch producers deliver a mellow, lo-fi/jazzy jam that makes you want to go outside and smell the fresh outdoors.

 

 

 

 

Producer iamalex sets the mood right for all couples out there on his new instrumental single titled “Tell Me”. A vibrant, RnB laced head nodder samples a soulful vocal over a solid drum groove. Solid from start to finish.

“Tell Me” is the first single from the new iamalex EP

 

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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.

 

 

Devain Indigo kicks off the list with some classic boombap sound. Over a head-nodding slapper, the emcee brings out the bars with no remorse.

 

Taken from his new album “The Attic”, Trizz releases the video for “Beep Beep” featuring Cal-E-Clipz.  In the visual, he takes us deep into his stomping grounds with his right-hand man as the perfect guides. The song is produced by Big Mason who flipped the similar piano sample from 50 Cent’s “Too Hot”. The video is shot by Castro of NewHighFilmz. The entire project available now here

 

 

 

London rapper Akheim Allen emerges onto the scene with his debut release “Wavs Don’t Die”, produced by Earbuds (Slowthai, Daniel OG). Over a sombre, bouncy backdrop, the emcee kicks ewr piercing lyrics that mix street life, politics and much more.

“Wavs Don’t Die” is the first taster from his upcoming EP.

 

 

Producer/DJ Juan Donovan helps to take it down a notch on his soulful record titled “Roses”. The song features singer Adria Jenée and rapper KenTheMan who both deliver solid performances over a vintage guitar plucks and smooth filtered bass. The single is taken from his debut project, an Alternative R&B/Electronic album called “Merlot & Marijuana”.

 

 

“InTrapMentality” is the lead single for the compilation project by Mike Mack entitled “Eat, Pray, Hustle.” The song features Caleb McCoy, Prough, and Clark D. all of which are from the Boston area. The production is hard hitting and showcases some solid rapping from the emcees involved.

Preorder Available Now

 

 

 

Canadian’s producer Shagabond and singer Noah deliver their new collaborative single “Arouse” which blends crisp beats and Noah’s dream-boat soulful vocal for the perfect addition to your ‘baby-makin’ playlist.

Buy link here

 

 

 

Rising singer Jamra delivers her 5th & final release this summer. The laid-back record in question titled “Spin” sees the singer display her vulnerability on wax.  She talks about the struggle of following dreams and making a living, but the prevailing beauty in finding love and emotional support. Spin was written with Relative Music/Kobalt’s producer duo 720 with RnB, atmospheric vibes and a surprise feature of Atlanta rapper Nick Wells.

In 2017 Jamra signed her publishing deal with Relative Music/Kobalt. Summer 2018 Jamra independently released her first project, available now on all streaming platforms.

Get it on Spotify here

 

 

 

Inspired by an anti-social media movement aimed at building more natural relationships through departure from social technology, ‘Deconnecter’ is a new hip-hop project being released this summer that combines light synths and field recordings from Bristol / Japan to form a lofi bouncing atmosphere, created predominantly as a staging for female vocalists/MC’s. The project is spearheaded by instrumentalist Saul Bell.

Bio:Saro has been producing music for 8 years, in which he has been featured on BBC Introducing and 6 Music and is currently working on his first full-length record – based around themes of over-consumption, egocentrism and digitality. Inspired by a French anti-social media movement aimed at building more natural relationships through departure from social technology, ‘Deconnecter’ is a new hip-hop project being released this summer that combines light synths and field recordings from Bristol / Japan to form a lo-fi bouncing atmosphere, created predominantly as a staging for female vocalists/MC’s.

 

Los Angeles emcee Jeremy Ian Thomas also known as Surreal delivers a poignant single titled “Do Better”. As the title suggests, he suggests alternative ways for mankind to rise above the strife and do better to make the world a better place. With media becoming more and more homogenized this song is a reverse hypnosis to break the mold and get the listener into the universal flow of understanding and love.

 

“Words sometimes fail,” says the multidimensional artist. He made the track, wrote the verses and even created the visual that will drop in a few weeks so only having a handful of words over the music was very intentional. “The audience is way smarter than we give them credit for, especially the younger generation. Your vibrations speak louder than your words” Calling us to Do Better, and find a better way doesn’t need specificity because we all know what we need to do.

 

LA rap duo Sensugang follow up their previous single “Melon Juice” with a solid trap banger titled “Cyborg”. Backed by sparse synth keyboard arrangements and bass-heavy drum patterns, the sub-heavy ‘Cyborg’ provides the perfect conduit for sensugang to deliver their most commanding offering yet. Taken the less travelled road, the duo, Yung Sensu and Gangaroo Pouch comfortably take a seat behind the computer monitor, trading crypto and moving ounces across California through the power of the internet.

The single is taken from their debut EP Chaos Control.

 

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Surreal delivers a solid visual for his song "Hello." [Video] • Word Is Bond

Los Angeles emcee Jeremy Ian Thomas aka Surreal delivers some poignant thoughts on his new self-produced single titled “Hello” (with extra production by Ty Luv). The vibe here is laid-back and mostly reflective as the emcee kicks profound bars about life in general.

The visuals are pretty surreal (pun intended) as it was directed by the emcee himself using various special effects and unorthodox aesthetics to bring his music to life. Get the audio HERE

New Album “HELLO” drops October 26th on Spotify

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