TOP 10 INSTRUMENTAL SUBMISSIONS EP 3 October 2018 • Word Is Bond

sptfy.com/tlldwnloyaltyIt 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.

 

 

E Dot  never disappoints and its only right for him to help kick off the list with another dope produce. This time he blends a nice vocal sample with solemn vibes over solid boom-bap drums. Need we say more. Total dopeness from top to bottom

 

 

 

TLLDWN (Till Dawn), a producer duo from Munich, Germany consisting of Capital P. and Heartbeatz brings us to the new age with this anthemic, dark banger titled “Loyalty”. They blend hard-hitting drums, garnnished with crazy 808 rhythms which switches into a dark, deep and strong melodic hook. Get it on spotify

 

 

 

 

Geoffrey Dean aka Baraka takes it down a notch on this mellow instrumental titled “Well Water”. Using airy pitched down vocal samples, surreal keys and trap-ish drums to create a soothing soundscape for everyone to enjoy.

 

 

 

Radicule‘s soothing “morning dew” instrumental makes this list with its somber atmosphere and snappy drums.  The beat is the ninth track off of the Dust Collectors compilation, Seasonal Sounds 5: Fall, it it is only but one gem among a treasure trove of beats from 44 artists. Get it on Spotify

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Ikane C. (real name Samuel Jones) takes us into a chilled zone on his new instrumental “Loop The Loop”. He teams up with Hey Nanou on this one and they said the inspiration came from chilled atmosphere of a cedar forest in the south of France. The field-recordings were combined with a mellow Rhodes piano performance to which we added a smooth melody played with a Telecaster guitar. The vocal sample reminded us of an old movie and acts as a sort of mantra creating a meditative place within the woods. Get the audio here.

 

 

 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/up-with-the-birdies-single/1439282668

 

Extremely Bad Man released their instrumental version of their song “Up With The Birdies” to the public after much persuasion.

You can Pre-Order for the whole album        Love Is Pure (Instrumentals)     .

 

 

You can hardly go wrong with a Biggie sample and nottr shows us that on his new banger titled “Oh you know!”. Using piano sprinkles, jazz stabs, hard-hitting drum and of course the aforementioned Biggie sample he helps wrap the list on a solid note.

 

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Top 10 instrumental submissions EP 2 October • 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.

 

Will Brack kicks off this weekend list with a multi-genre focused beat titled “If & When”. It’s very off-kilter and doesn’t follow the norm with its layered instrumentation and emotion-gripping vibe. He blends orchestral sounds and hip-hop elements into a cinematic climax. It really sounds like something from a 70s action flick. On another note, the track was made for his wife who is a fan of classic Hollywood flicks.

“If & When” is off his debut album, Wanderlust

 

UK producer Handbook blesses the list with a soulful, dreamy track titled “Hopeful”. Like the title suggests, the track has a bright, uplifting vibe with its dreamy keys and warm bass line to match. It is essentially a feel good track that soothes the soul from top to bottom.

 

 

 

Producer Nottr drops 2 beats for our listening pleasure this weekend.

“Samedi” starts with a mellow lo-fi sample and switches up into a hard drum driven beat laced with a vocal sample that runs through the song.

“Ayers beat” samples Roy Ayers and has a more funky feel behind it. Interesting and vibrant to say the least. It also samples that classic Aretha Franklin vocal soundbite from “Ms. Fat Booty

 

Toranpetto delivers a solid record to close out this week’s list. The track “Portland Rain” pays homage to the Pacific Northwest with a solemn, laid-back vibe and syncopated drum groove. This is something to rock to while drinking a good cup of tea and biscuits if that is what you fancy.

He also sums it up with a quote “The Pacific Northwest is known for warm, dry summers and cool, wet winters—and Portland is no exception.”

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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.

Get the full project on Bandcamp

 

 

 

 

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 Ep 1 Oct 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 on our Top 10 instrumental submissions.
Remember, don’t forget to support them by sharing their works.

 

 

Producer Big O kicks off the list with a smooth, relaxing beat he calls “Finally Made it(?)”. Pretty solid from start to finish. Hit the play button and get familiar.

 

E Dot doesn’t disappoint with his new beat “7 feet” which is a soulful, chilled out rap beat that takes you to the moon and back.

 

 

 

 

Cecil Purihin and Kool A.D team up for an experimental track titled “Tunnels”. The ambient soundscape is quite engaging with its live feel and rollicking jazz inspired vibe. This has spoken word-like vocals over it but it’s still dope.

 

 

Sol Beats crafts some good old soul-hop on his new beat titled “Crush“. The LA native showcases his natural flair for crafting surreal, multi-layered soundscapes for the audiences on this one. Totally solid from start to finish.

 

Young Citrus comes through again with a very laid-back relaxing beat he calls “Sleep“. He uses soft, retrospective chords, surreal sounds and a soulful vocal sample to complete this solid effort.

 

 

Savan DePaul debuts on the top 10 instrumental submissions with a low tempo, gloomy beat he calls “[[ΘURΘBΘRΘS]], The Instrumentalist”. A weird title but regardless this is something worth checking out as he layers quirky elements from obscure sources. Its far from the norm and totally solid.

 

Nottr samples a classic Method man vocal snippet on his new beat titled “Anaphase”. The production style is still unorthodox as usual with it’s staggered drum arrnagement and choppy samples. Interesting stuff.

 

 

 

 

Burlington, Vermont based producer Kurt Stewart teams up with fellow lo-fi beta maker tomcbumpz  for a solid combination and the result is “headrush”. A mellow, soothing piece of art crafted with sparkling keys, moody strings, and an overall chilled vibe.

 

multi-talented producer Terrence “Esquire” Huggins closes up the list with a dreamy, head-nodding production titled “Dream About It”. The emotion-filled arrangement has interesting elements ranging from nostalgia-inducing strings/pads and vocal-like synths which have a solid calming effect on the senses.

 

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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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Top 10 instrumental submissions September EP 1 • 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.  We present a solid list of the Top 10 instrumental submissions .

So sit back relax and get familiar with these producers and remember to support them by sharing their works.

 

Manchester-based producer Mecca:83 set this month’s edition off with a groovy, Brazilian-themed instrumental that would get your head nodding in no time. The layered elements coupled with the vocal sample manipulation is a sure-shot for us.

 

 

Brooklyn producer Sazetrax serves a mellow instrumental titled “4 AM” on the list. It has a jazz-influenced feel and a lot of soul elements as well. Dopeness from top to bottom. The song is taken off his compilation called ‘Summer‘ which was released on Aviary Bridge Records.

 

UK producer Svnny D flips the script with this instrumental “Stuck On Amber”. He takes elements from various sources and cooks up an off-kilter , gloomy soundscape that hits like a brick. he further explains the concept behind the beat as follows “…The beat features a core sample which is audible throughout but flows nicely against a variety of supporting instrumentation. And not to mention plenty of low-end.”

 

 

Producer RJ Pasin‘s instrumental “Fear” tears through the list with its dark-trap vibes. He blends a nice selection of bells, booming 808s and throbbing synths to complete the job.

 

 

Eclectic producer Neo-Truth takes us back in time with this vintage styled video game inspired instrumental titled “Root Burst (Solitude Stage)”. The layered production style is dense and captures the essence of the RPG games of the late 80s and 90s. He blends huge horns, thick piano keys and rock-esque drums to complete the job.

Neo-Truth offers more insight behind the beat as follows “….instrumental represents a dark spiritual period in my life when I was feeling the sorrow of loneliness and solitude…afraid of never experiencing Love that I questioned as real yet still hoping that it is. A battle I still fight…never surrender! “

 

Erik van Ingen aka E Dot is not green to TWIB and has shown his eclectic production style before. Onn his new instrumental “Without You”, he delivers a sample-heavy gem that knocks with that classic boom-bap feel. Without You” is the fourth instalment of a series of instrumentals to be released every Thursday through the end of the year.

 

 

Multi-talented producer Jedidiah Kaine slows it down with this soothing beat he calls “Gave You All My Love”. He attributes the inspiration to the late great Dilla and the beat is a true representation of his love of music and his state of mind at the time.  “Gave You All My Love” is the first release off his upcoming instrumental tape, “Supa Dupa“, set to be released this October.

 

 

 

 

The eccentric producer who goes by the moniker Behind The Beat is all about his music and he lets the music speak for itself. He doesn’t waste time on his new instrumental titled “Foggy” and sets the tone right with his brand of jazz-hop. Nothing fancy just cool, soothing vibes all through.

 

Marius Magfhogartai aka Nottr debuts on the Top 10 Instrumental submissions with his off-kilter instrumental “eClipse”. The vintage sounding beat takes it back to the 90s with its hard-hitting drums and obscure sampling techniques. he further explains the true nature of the beat as follows  “… This record is made of samples from a small-time Jazz producer Dan Harris with his permission of course-Produced on Reason and with chopped with my MPD.

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