Tonga crafts a soothing piece of art on "Sleep in" • Word Is Bond

As a multi-instrumentalist, educator, band leader, and producer, Tonga continues to develop his best musical self, as well as share his knowledge and experience to better educate the communities that surround him. He currently plays with a variety of established San Diego musical acts (Semisi and FulaBula, Joe Garrison and Night People, One Drop) as well as leads/co-leads new projects (Ascent Trio, Bomb Squad). He also works freelance with many different projects around the San Diego/Los Angeles area and teaches private lessons.

 

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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.
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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.

Misc.inc 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.

Tracklist:

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