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Top instrumental submissions EP3 April, 2021 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


We at TWIB are tasked with bringing you the best of the best on our weekly lists. Submissions come from around the globe and trust when we say only the cream of the crop will be selected. As usual, sit back relax and enjoy the latest sounds from the most talented producers, and don’t forget to show them some love by following them on all social media platforms

If you like this article check out our previous entries HERE

 

 

 

Fresh – “More”

 

Fresh -dive into the somber zone on “More” a laidback, moody track ripe with smooth piano riffs, pulsating drums, and ethereal vocals.
Get it on Soundcloud

 

 

KristianK – “Alright”

 

 

KristianK is a music producer originally from Osijek, Croatia, and on his new release titled “Alright”, He flips Elis Regina’s vocals to create a laidback and reflective piece. A blend of smooth jazzy pianos, neck-snapping drums, and alluring vocals to complete the mission. Get it on Bandcamp

 

 

Metic – “Finding Home”

 

Producer/guitarist Metic brings back the warmth on “Finding Home” a soulful piece ripe with snapping drums, heavenly guitar plucks, and soothing textures. “Finding Home” is the lead single from his upcoming Soul Feather EP.

 

 

 

Dirty D – “San Miami”

 

“San Miami” is a cinematic beat from producer Dirty D who makes his way to our site this week. The track threads a handful of genres with its dynamic and varied arrangements, the ethereal sounds, jazz horns, and deep basslines all add up to create one enthralling piece.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Sun Deep – “Elevator”

 

Sun Deep‘s “Elevator” is a laidback soothing piece that sounds like a mix of trip-hop, downtempo and lofi elements. The layered synths are ethereal and the drums are not too punchy but the grove is solid too. “Elevator” is taken from his newest instrumental EP.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

Kaureer – “Roses”

 

Kaureer comes through our list with “Roses” an ethereal beat ripe with atmospheric synths and spacey vibes. It;’s quite cinematic too
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

Keedy Weedy – “Dot”

 

NYC-based producer Keedy Weedy makes his entry on our list with “Dot,” a lofi somber beat ripe with warm basslines, dusty guitar tones, and an alluring vocal sample.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

DBLHX – “GeekWorks”

 

DBLHX takes inspiration from the late great Dilla on his new effort “GeekWorks.” The dark moody beat takes 3 samples from “Donuts” and flips it into his own creation. The result is a scenic and urgent beat that feels like a scene from an action-packed thriller.
This beat is a layered beat of the three samples used in J Dilla “Donuts”.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

Washyb. – “Iris.”

 

Washyb. brings forth the might of cinematic sounds on his new release titled “Iris.” The track is ripe with anthemic orchestral elements and thick 808 basslines and rousing trap drums to complete the mission.

 

 

Sweeps – “clarity”

 

Sweeps teams up with fellow instrumentalist NK on “clarity” a chilled soulful record ripe with lush keys, heavenly guitar plucks, and punchy drums. “clarity” is taken from the sweep’s new album Escapism.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

DaMarcus VanBuren – “Made It Through”

 

DaMarcus VanBuren goes for a somber and reflective mood on his new release “Made It Through.” It’s straightforward, soulful, and heartwarming.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

 

Sïckö – “YAMAS”

 

As Sïckö prepares for his forthcoming summer album he shares with us its new release “YAMAS.” The track is a nice synth-driven piece with an engaging groove and ethereal sounds. Solid as expected

 

AOI – “petals falling from the cherry tree”

 

Japanese producer AOI makes her entry on our list with this warm and sobering piece titled “petals falling from the cherry tree.” She blends crunchy drums, pulsating basslines, ethereal textures, and chilled guitar plucks all culminating into a rich lo-fi sound.
Get it on Soundcloud

 

 

Leffen – “Floatin’ Redux”

 

Producer Leffen showcases his live instrumentation prowess on this lively piece entitled “Floatin’ Redux.” From the rousing drum patterns and lush textures and guitar riffs, he brings that bedroom vibe with an unusual twist for us to rock with.
Get it on Youtube.

 

 

Mvdk – “somepiano”

 

“somepiano” by Mvdk has a somber and reflective vibe. It’s quite solemn and dusty too. This is that quintessential lo-fi goodness we need in these crazy times.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer

 

 

Raven Paradox – “Say Something”

 

Raven Paradox comes through the list with “Say Something” a nice fusion of boom-bap drums, jazzy pianos, and nostalgic horns to match. It’s very soothing and well-crafted too.
Get it on Apple Music

 

Verseau – “Trapish”

 

French producer Verseau taps into the worlds of bass music and chill-dubstep to bring froth his new release titled “Trapish” The textures are quite atmospheric and very relaxing and the drums are soft and sparse. Interetsing mix for sure.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud

 

 

The Elohim – “Sunrise”

 

The Elohim is a production duo made up of Bless 1 (Chicago, IL) and Castro (Lawrence, MA) and their latest offering is a dark cinematic piece titled “Sunrise.” It’s ripe with an ominous vibe and the drums are crunchy to the max, I sure can hear some Griselda artists spazzing out on this one. “Sunrise” is taken from their 7 song EP titled Sharp Metal Objects.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Soundcloud//Bandcamp//Audiomack

 

 

 

Blue Front Hermit – “Figuring it out”

 

“Figuring it out” by Blue Front Hermit is a mixed bang and blends a handful of genres. It has a nice snappy drum arrangement, funky guitars, and airy textures to match. It’s pretty off-kilter in a good way. This song is from his latest album called LUX FORMA, which can be streamed here.
Get it on Apple Music//Deezer//Bandcamp

 

 

LXXPZ – “Void”

 

UK producer LXXPZ shares this piece titled “Void” with us. The punchy beat is ripe with dreamy and ethereal textures. The sound design is really enthralling and it’s very cinematic as well. “Void” is taken from his instrumental EP ‘Volumed 2’
Get it on Apple Music

 

 

Eddie Moore – “We Chillin'”

Producer Eddie Moore (from We The People) comes through with the jazz-infused boom-bap beat titled “We Chillin'” The track is quite relaxing and nostalgic with its lush keys, heavenly horns, and smooth punchy drums.

 

 

ERAAN – “DROWN”

 

Emerging British musician/producer ERAAN closes out our list with his debut single “DROWN.” A moody and somber beat that is also engaging as well.

𝔹 𝕆𝕆ℕ𝔼𝕊 drops 2 new beats “ʀʜɪᴛᴏ” and “ᴘʜᴀsᴇ ᴄʜᴀɴɢᴇ” for us to rock with 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Eclectic producer BOONES is back with some new tracks for us to dive into.

“RHITO” is the first cut on deck and from the jump, it sounds pretty anthemic. From the dark synths, rumbling percussions, and hard-hitting drums, the track really ramps up the energy as it progresses. He also makes use of trippy sound designs and fx to add flavor to it.

Get “RHITO” on Apple Music//Soundcloud

The second cut is titled “Phase Change,” and it has a very cinematic and somewhat atmospheric vibe. The pads here are airy and nostalgic while the beat progresses into a bass-heavy section with distorted and pulsating bass lines. It’s quite off-kilter and edgy.

Keep up with Boones SoundcloudFacebookInstagram

Kairiko delivers mellow vibes on “The Slaying of the Bearwhale” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Irish producer Kairiko makes his entry on our site with his latest entry titled “The Slaying of the Bearwhale,” a laidback soulful piece ripe with elements from different genres. The drums have a distinct hip-hop vibe, the instruments are classical with some folk elements too. The progression sure keeps the energy flowing as new elements come into play such as the nostalgic horns, dark pulsating basslines and trippy textures.

“The Slaying of the Bearwhale” is taken from Kairiko’s first EP.

Keep up with Kairiko | Spotify: Website: Twitter: Instagram

Vince Staples Compares Nipsey Hussle To Black Revolutionaries In New Interview 

“The Mellowing Vince Staples” by Desus Nice

Source: Tyrell Hampton/GQ / Tyrell Hampton/GQ

Vince Staples chopped it up with Desus Nice of Showtime’s Desus & Mero during a recent interview for GQ magazine. Desus wanted the Long Beach rapper to touch on how Nipsey Hussle’s death affected him being that they shared similar backgrounds as LA Crips turned successful Hip-Hop artists.

“With Nipsey’s passing, that was huge—major—across the whole world. And you’re someone who comes from a similar background. You’re not Nipsey, but you’re a successful rapper. You still be out there. How does all of that make you feel?” Desus asked.

“If you look historically at people in leadership roles—especially leadership roles in Black communities, especially in urban communities—there’s no connection if you’re not physically there,” Staples explained.

Staying connected is unfortunately what led to Neighborhood Nip’s early demise as he was killed in front of the Crenshaw district shopping center that he owned in the Slauson neighborhood that he put on his back, literally and figuratively.

Typically, rappers leave once they become rich and famous but Vince feels that it was important for Nipsey to stay active serving his community because the progress of the people he represented meant more to him than his personal comfort. Although he was a Rolling 60s Crip Nipsey was an activist at heart. He shared a lot of the same qualities of famed black revolutionaries that came before him.

“From John Huggins and Bunchy Carter in Los Angeles to when you think about what Ralph Abernathy and Fred Hampton and all these people did from all the different places. Huey Newton, Angela Davis. People that have touched people. They had to touch people physically on a local level. And to me there’s no difference from these people and Nipsey Hussle. I mean, Nipsey Hussle is Gil Scott-Heron. Nipsey Hussle is James Baldwin. He hears these people that had a message.”

Nipsey Hussle, who was known to rock a diamond-encrusted Malcolm X gold pendant around his neck, was a leader for his time and he died serving the people he loved like the icon he adorned once did.

“Crazy as it might seem, Black leadership is something that’s always different in hindsight,” added Staples. “I wasn’t there for Malcolm X. My mom, she’ll tell me about Black Panthers being in L.A. and Compton. She saw how things transitioned and how things turned out afterwards. … The end of the story is just as important as everything else. So I can’t say if it makes me feel any other way, except motivated and inspired, because, you know, Nipsey Hussle died doing what Nipsey did. It’s not like he died doing anything else. He died in that parking lot taking pictures with kids, giving them money.”

Check out the full GQ interview right here.

Karl Monroe takes us on the “European 2 Seater London Remix” 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Karl Monroe shares his new release “European 2 Seater London Remix” as the week runs out. Bolstered by a punchy and trippy backdrop, Monroe comes through with his unique impassioned vocals and evocative lyrics. He dives into a wide range of topics from self-realization, props to the late rappers and some reflective elements. The track sure packs a punch and has a handful of gems to grow on.

 

Keep up with Karl Monroe|  Instagram

Skypp shares “Fix Yo’ Crown” with Rhymefest, Allison Victoria & Jared Thompson [video] 

By Tayo Odutola Word Is Bond


Skypp teams up with Rhymefest, singer Allison Victoria and jazz musician Jared Thompson on this heartfelt jazz-soul infused number titled “Fix Yo’ Crown.” The track is a smooth, reflective piece that dives into self-realization and taking ownership of one’s destiny regardless of the obstacles placed in the way. It’s an ode to the black folks trying to find their way out of this eternal struggle and endless cycle.

The visual is very cinematic and has a roaring 20s vibe with glamorous aesthetics. Directed by Skypp, Josh Jonez, and Rhymefest, all 3 men craft an engaging visual capturing the lives of young black men wading through this game of life with a target on their backs. The man is always watching but the black kings are up to the task and with unison, they hope to go against the odds.

“Fix Yo’ Crown” is taken from Skypp’s latest LP King Of Indiana. You can stream it here.

Keep up with Skypp  | SoundcloudFacebookTwitterInstagram

Rep. Maxine Waters Tells Rep. Jim Jordan To “Shut Your Mouth” 

US-POLITICS-HEARING-COVID

Source: GREG NASH / Getty

Rep. Maxine Waters is not someone who meekly goes away when someone tries to silence her, as the world realized during the famous “reclaiming my time” moment. The congresswoman once again employed the phrase after clashing with Rep. Jim Jordan, who refused to let go of a belabored point during a hearing.

On Thursday (April 15), a House Oversight coronavirus subcommittee hearing took place with Chairman James Clyburn leading the discussion. Jordan, who represents Ohio, was challenging Dr. Anthony Fauci over a timeline when Americans can return to normalcy, repeating past clashes the pair have over the public health response to the COVID-19.

Fauci explained that 60,000 people are still contracting the coronavirus and that there isn’t a determination that can be made that surpasses the science and suggestion of others.

Jordan’s time was spent and Clyburn gave the floor to Waters but Jordan, undeterred, began overtalking Waters this prompting her to tell her Republican colleague to “shut your mouth” in true Auntie Maxine fashion.

The exchange can be viewed below.

Photo: Getty

Peep Megan The Stallion’s Lil Durk Assisted Video For “Movie” 

Megan Thee Stallion

Source: Bernard Smalls / @PhotosByBeanz

Megan Thee Stallion might be spoken for, but damnit can’t no one keep us from daydreaming of wifing up the thick as molasses Houston rapper.

Knowing that men (and women) across the globe can’t get enough of her curvy physical degree, Megan The Stallion continues to show us what we can’t have as she flaunts all her assets in her new visuals to the Lil Durk assisted “Movie.” Once again finds herself in a scantily clad outfit that most women would shy away from while in a strip club where it rains cash on some pretty talented pole working women.

Real talk, there was enough booty in this video to wear out the most thorough of couches.

Naturally Lil Durk just does him in the club, but we’re all here to see Megan smackin’ booty and pouring drinks down the throats of the twerkin’ talent. Pardison Fontaine is a lucky man. That is all.

Check out the Megan Thee Stallion getting freaky with it below and let us know your thoughts on her latest video.

Swae Lee Premiering New Docuseries on Snapchat 

Swae Meets World

Source: Snapchat / Snapchat

Swae Lee is teaming up with Snapchat to give fans all access with a new docuseries.

The OG filter-loving social media app is giving fans an all-access pass to view his life. The 10-episode Snap original docuseries, Swae Meets World, is set to premiere on Snapchat’s Discover, with new episodes that will go live every other day.

The Snapchat original docuseries will follow Swae Lee on his journey through triumph and tragedy as he prepares to launch his first solo album, capturing Swae Lee embracing the most pivotal moment in his career, following his success as a five-time Grammy nominee as one half of the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd.

“I want to change the world through my music, that’s my main goal,” Swae says in the Swae Meets World trailer. “I am grateful for the lifestyle that I live.”

The trailer, which features clips of the platinum-selling artist on street bikes with his boys and meeting up with Diplo cuts to a point noting that the docuseries will also highlight the less flashy moments with celebrity friends as the rapper allows cameras to follow him as he copes with the recent tragic losses in his life, including the murder of his stepfather.

“There’s a lot of stuff going on in my life that, I didn’t even know if I wanted the world to know,” says Lee.

Swae Meets World is set to premiere on Snapchat’s Discover on April 17, to subscribe to the series, click here.

Check out the trailer below.

Chicago PD Releases Footage of Unarmed 13-Year-Old Adam Toledo Being Assassinated By Police 

Adam Toledo shooting

Source: Chicago PD / Chicago Police Department

Days after Daunte Wright’s life was taken by police officers in Minnesota, Chicago PD released a bodycam video of another kid being gunned down by a police officer and yes, it was unnecessary.

Buzzfeed is reporting that after being chased down by 34-year-old officer Eric Stillman in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood, 13-year-old Adam Toledo was shot and killed after complying with the cops demands and putting his hands in the air. Toledo was unarmed at the time of the shooting. Though prosecutors initially insisted that Toledo was brandishing a gun when he turned around and provoked the shooting, the bodycam footage paints an entirely different account.

What the videos showed amounted to an “assassination,” Adeena Weiss-Ortiz, the Toledo family’s attorney, said at a press conference Thursday evening.

“If you’re shooting an unarmed child with his hands in the air, it is an assassination,” she told reporters.

She’s right.

The shooting took place on March 29 but the family actually requested that the release of the footage be delayed for personal reasons. After responding to calls of shots being fired in the area, police chased Toldeo and 21-year-old Ruben Roman, whom they say was the man who fired the initial shots. Police apprehended Roman, but Toledo took off running and a foot chase ensued.

After the officer on the heels of Toledo ordered him to “Stop f*cking now!” and “Show me your fucking hands. Drop it!,” the 13-year-old turned around with his hands up and was shot dead on the spot. The officer then rushed to the dying child and immediately called for an ambulance and medical attention, but it was too late. The single shot to the chest was enough to bring his young life to an end.

Now authorities say that Toledo tossed something while on the run, which is their way of justifying the killing.

His family’s attorney stressed that, although video showed the 13-year-old appearing to toss something behind the fence, he was unarmed and with his hands in the air at the time he was shot.

“Adam, during his last seconds of life did not have a gun in his hand,” Weiss-Ortiz said. “His hands were empty when he was shot in the chest at the hands of the officer. He did not have a gun in his hand, contrary to the reports made earlier today.”

In an effort to cover-up his life ending actions, Stillman filled out multiple boxes on his tactical incident report stating that Toledo “did not follow verbal commands, fled, posed an imminent threat, used force likely to cause death or great bodily harm, and that he was armed with a semi-automatic pistol.”

Once again, the tape doesn’t lie.

Stillman has been placed on administrative duties for 30 days as the investigation into the shooting goes on.