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.
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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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Sebastian Kamae demonstrates "Patience" alongside Femdot • Word Is Bond

Straight out of Kloetinge, Zeeland (The Netherlands), Pim de Jonge aka Sebastian Kamae teams up with Chi-twon emcee Femdot on their latest collaboration titled “Patience”. Over a lo fi jazz influenced soundscape, Femdot delivers some introspective bars that will surely strike the soul.

The song is the second track off Sebastian Kamae’s debut album Waves. Get the audio on Spotify

 

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Top 5 Instrumental Submissions for March 2018 • Word Is Bond

Cheers to the weekend and as usual we got  a batch of bangers from the underground world for y’all to rock to. We even threw in a bonus beat for the culture. Hit the play button and get familiar with these producers.

 

 

Stewie Grand comes through from the gate with a booming trap banger titled “Forgive Me”.  Stewie Grand is an up-and-coming artist and producer from Los Angeles California.

Sebastian Kamae “Dust” is a mellow soul-drenched record that will get you nodding your head from the jump. The track is inspired by artists like Kiefer & Thundercat. It’s an instrumental lo-fi hip-hop track with jazzy and groovy vibes.

Mike Lightz is a 22 year old sound designer from Virginia Beach, VA and one part of the Fayetteville, NC based hip hop and art collective, The Social Contract. ‘imissthehomies’ is an instrumental track about some of the post-college life loneliness; struggling and working long hours and never being able to see my closest friends because of it.”

 

“Alone Mind” is a Chill Hop instrumental crafted by Hz. and a good friend of mine named Epifania.  Hz further explains the creative process behind the beat “This track started off as a couple 8 bar loops of the synth work and simple drums you hear. I knew the song could be more, so i sent it to my friend Epifania where he added the great atmospheric percussion elements and soothing Saxophone parts you hear throughout the song. Once this was added, the song was able to be crafted to the fine product you hear now.”

Pitchy & Scratchy pay homage to their hometown with the aptly titled record titled “City of London”.

 

 

 

 

 

The track, that is part of an upcoming EP, is the result of this modern conception of electronic music made of different genres mixed together where some are dominant and some are less evident but still concrete in the mixture. The instrumental ensemble of the tune intersects surprisingly harmonious creating a smooth and gloomy atmosphere refined by a silky female vocal that conjures an imaginary lady wrapped and sheltered in a mantle made of the esteemed material that titles the track.

 

 

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