Atlanta, GA based NY producer Documentalz recently put out his first lofi album LO-HI Vibes. This was done during the early days of the quarantine. In the interim, the shares two cuts “Graceland”/”Rainy Days” for us to dwell on.
The first beat titled “Graceland” is a reflective piece that is made up of lush piano chords that swirl over smooth drums. The progression here is quite engaging and the pianos do playa prominent part of the beat. Solid from start to finish.
The second cut is titled “Rainy Days” has a solemn mood with its layered textures and reflective musical tones. It sure feels like the score to a movie and really draws the listener in as it progresses.
Originally beginning his career as a rapper with Buffalo, NY group Upstate Clique, Doc ventured into production after borrowing equipment from a friend in high school. Ever since, he’s produced and engineered in studios around the country for artists such as Mariah Carey, Jill Scott, Bilal, Ohene Savant, and Ghostface Killah to name a few while working independently and for RCA and Universal Records.
After 2005 over a legal dispute he had to change his working tag from “Doc Martin” to “Documentalz, this forced him to almost start from scratch with his career but he’s been up to the challenge. Recently, he served as Executive Producer for The 40-Year Old Version, a posthumous album for a beloved Buffalo, NY native and life-long friend, Dirty Nate. After settling in Atlanta in 2008, he has since built a diverse entertainment firm, Compass 120 Entertainment, with focuses in music, design, production, and fashion. His debut instrumental album titled “The Maestro” was released in early 2020.
Check out the LP LO-HI Vibes below