LUKE BONDS – TRYNAWALK / III (DOUBT)

Luke Bonds gives us more laid back, Jazz-tinged beats as he releases ‘trynawalk’ and ‘III (Doubt)’ simultaneously.  The former takes it’s cues from a smooth saxophone loop to which Bonds adds some tried and tested Hip Hop percussion, while the latter focusses on piano melody, surrounded by slightly more subtle percussion.  Stream both below via…

LUKE BONDS – LUNGOST

  Luke Bonds delivers new projects so prolifically, we’re beginning to wonder if the young Barbadian ever sleeps.  His latest, ‘lungost’, is an eight-track instrumental EP.  First track ‘Rest Room’ features guest verses from MF Skum and Hirii The Human of Chemical Ape, who look set to be making some serious on the New York scene in the near future.  Stream…

LUKE BONDS – YELLOW WATER

Having dropped ‘Ok‘ last week, Barbadian producer Luke Bonds drops the EP that the track calls home, ‘Yellow Water’.  Conceptually original as always, the EP “blend boom bap with psychedelic melodies and wobbly tones“.  Standout track ‘Blue Room’ features Nick Wavy, who contributes an assured verse.  Stream the whole of ‘Yellow Water’ below via BandCamp.

LUKE BONDS – OK

The newly re-christened Luke Bonds [formerly Italic(f)] drops off the short-but-sweet ‘Ok’ this week.  The track is only a minute and a half long, but jams in plenty of wavy instrumental goodness, and even comes with a short animation.  Stream the track below via SoundCloud.

LUKE BONDS – IT WILL ALL END SOON

Barbadian producer Luke Bonds (formerly Italic(f))’ short instrumental EPs are always on point, and his latest is no exception.  It Will All End Soon’ is definitely the most leftfield thusfar, but still contains those crackling, jazz-tinged Hip Hop loops that we just can’t get enough of.  The shuffling, Asian-influenced ‘Pedal Backwards’, though short, is a…

ITALIC(f) – LOOPS VOL. 1

Barbadian producer ITALIC(f) must be one of the hardest-working producers about right now, dropping consistently brilliant instrumental Hip Hop at a rate of knots.  ‘Loops Vol. 1’ sounds like his sparsest collection yet, getting really wavy at points.  Our favourite, however, is the more flesh-out bonus track ‘Green Tables & Dust’, which has an eery…