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Apollo Brown – Cigarette Burns EP

Ahead of the release of Apollo Brown‘s upcoming album – or ‘soundtrack’ as Mello Music Group have labelled it - Thirty Eight in two weeks, the Michigan man drops Cigarette Burns EP as a free download on us as a little taster of what’s ahead. From what this tells us, we can expect Thirty Eight to be an altogether more mellow affair, but [&hellip

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HashFinger’s ‘Lessons’ Now Out On Vinyl! (U.K.)

HashFinger, one of Yorkshire’s finest, has finally got a release on vinyl! I’ve been waiting for this since the beginning of days, and it feels only correct that a man who digs further than an oil-hungry tycoon for unorthodox samples finally ends up on the classic format. Lessons is not a new release to be fair, but [&hellip

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SciFi Stu – Thru Life feat. yU, Boog Brown, Hus Kingpin & Chinch 33 (UK)

SciFu Stu is remarkably consistent. For years he has been producing beats laced with banging drums and melodic samples, and ‘Thru Life’, the title cut of his next album, is a continuation of just that. Also typical of Stu’s production, it is feature heavy, and showcases his pull and reputation in the underground I feel. Anyway, [&hellip

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PREMIERE: K-Embry – The Grey Market

Prepare to take a trip in to the depths of the mind with K-Embry‘s The Grey Market, premiered right here on Word Is Bond. The Grey Market is a perfectly crafted psychedelic entity, steeped in the axioms of hip hop – samples and loops are the base – but are intertwined delicately to form a manifestation that works [&hellip

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Bill Biggz – My Word

“My Word Is Bond…” or so they say, but Bill Biggz gives his word on Variation Music‘s latest 7″. It’s got a real dark, old school feel to it – the beat on the original actually sounds really on that UK vibe – and in classic fashion features an original mix on the A side with a remix on the [&hellip

speed chills


Ahead of the release of K-Embry‘s The Grey Market tomorrow/Monday (delete where appropriate), we share one of the album’s tracks ‘SPEED CHILLS’ exclusively on Word Is Bond. The Black Jungle Squad member has entered heavy rotation in my speakers recently, and ‘SPEED CHILLS’ is a good example of why: psychedelic, hypnotic, dark, with sound twisting around each [&hellip

j dilla


Question – from the dope Mellow Orange, who also carries artists like Freddie Joachim – drops a short but sweet EP dedicated to the incredible Mr Yancey AKA J Dilla. Enjoy a handful of snappy, jazzy joints from the man, inspired by Detroit’s finest. Continue Reading

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