Top 10 Instrumental submissions for 2nd week 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 10. 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.

San Diego based multi-instrumentalist/producer who goes by the moniker Tonga kicks off the Top 10 instrumental submissions with a mellow, retrospective beat he calls “What Do I Do?”. The dreamy vibes here is enough to put the listener in deep thoughts while soothing them.

Young Citrus comes through with a mellow, lo-fi groovy cut titled “$(money)” that is driven by a weird piano and thick bassline. delivers his new project titled “Epiphany”. The 10 track project sounds like something out of a movie with is its cinematic soundscapes and complex musical layers.


1. – Morning Dew
2. – Humble
3. – Realm (ft. @chefboyrj)
4. – Enthropy
5. – Gyatso
6. – Surrealism
7. – Island Of Monks
8. – Petrichor
9. – Differ (ft. @flitzsuppe)
10. – Recreation

Leipzig native Johannes Riedel a.k.a. ReedFlavor drops the visuals for his new beat titled ‘Forest Space Jungle”. The title is quite weird but shows the producer’s knack for all things analogue with the dusty atmosphere behind the track. the song “Forest Space Jungle” is part of a whole beat tape/album “Golden Ticket Tapes – 004 ReedFlavor”

The video was shot by Tom Streller.


Billa Joints drops “No Ends” which is the 7th track off his latest beat tape Evolve. No Ends blends off-kilter rhythms with heavy synth bass and string samples. It’s an experimental beat that feels like you’re traveling through outer space.  Get the full project on Spotify

Edgar Cards is an Experimental Hip-Hop producer and musician from Southern California. Drawing influences from a broad range of genres, notably J Dilla, Madlib, Jimi Hendrix, and Sun Ra, his style of production is pretty eclectic, to say the least. His newest beat titled “I’ll be free” is a mellow/soothing piece of art and it’s pretty slick.

The beat is taken from his new EP titled  “Anyone There?”.



Southern California based Ryan Claus is a film composer and sole producer of Little Glass Men.  Thier new single “City Nights” is soothing and somewhat somber in terms of the emotions it evokes. He crafted the beat on a solid Rhodes performance layered over a vintage hip-hop drum beat.


Young producer Epifania delivers a solid beat titled “Lush” and it’s taken from his newest project “intrinsic anima“. The São Paulo, Brazil-based producer crafts original compositions using analogue and electronic soundscapes that exudes dreamy/surreal vibes

Get the audio on Spotify


Irish producer Zak Higgins returns to “The Word Is Bond” top 10 weekly instrumentals with a simplistic approach to this beat using old-school inspired drums and a sample from the Instagram page of the mysterious “Shiloh Dynasty”, whos Instagram videos were sampled all over Xxxtentations 2017 album “17”. Zak produced, mixed and mastered this beat himself from his bedroom in his home in Dublin Ireland, where he runs a studio and aspiring record label “the shed productions” with which he hopes to help grow the Irish hip-hop scene.

JPthaProphet drops an emotionally filled cut titled “ComeThru. He says what really inspired the beat are phone calls from exes late at night and the constant back and forth after breakup.

Bluestaeb’s motto is “Everything Is Always A Process” , which is also the title of his new project. As per usual he delivers another stunning instrumental titled “STAAAY”. The beat is groovy funky and well crafted from top to bottom. His composition here is a blend of vocal samples and original musical arrangements to create wonderfully layered atmospheres


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Top 5 instrumental submissions for 4th week June 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.

Producer Kavi taps into some Latino/Spanish vibe to bring us this smooth jam titled “Bike Rides”. It has that warm, summer feeling and definitely makes the listener welcomed from start to finish. The beat is taken from his  EP: Past Summer’s Future, which can be accessed here and bought right here 

Irish producer/multi-instrumentalist who goes by the name Zak Higgins delivers what he calls an OVO style hip hop instrumental in the form of this beat titled “Recycled”. It has that laid-back, somber vibe laced with Afro-Caribbean drum patterns. He produced this instrumental for RnB singer Omo Aston who is due to release his debut EP on the 1st of July, although this song will not feature on the EP.



We got a heavy one from Peek in the form of this cut titled “Acid Reynolds”. Blending boom-bap styled drums against obscure samples and quirky sounds, the result is pretty solid. “Acid Reynolds” is part of multiple beats he will be releasing over the summer.

MZR is 23 y/o beatmaker from New Caledonia,(it is a French island in the Pacific near Australia.) and he hit us up with his new beat titled “Old Boy”. The beat has that standard trap influenced vibe but laced with an engaging string sample. he says he got it from the classic movie Old Boy and the sample is The Last Waltz by Hyun-Jung Shim.




Styles in black brings back that vintage jazz sound on this record titled “Two Lovers”. He blends boombap styled drums, French vocal samples, vinyl scratching and a warm bassline to match.

He gives an insight into the making of the beat here “The vocals come from an old radio broadcast I found, and happened to fit perfectly with the warm tones of the beat. As the song says, “this is a song about two lovers who know – who really know – that they will stay in love all their life.”


Jacob Hoskins help wrap up this week’s edition with a J Dilla inspired beat titled “Slowly”. The beat has a smooth soulful vocal sample chopped against the warm bassline and strings and it’s nothing but dopeness from start to finish.


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