On DMartinez’s new album, Larry Drip, the multitalented Boston artist delivers a particular mix of sounds and vibes anchored by Hip-Hop, R&B, and his Latinx roots. This is the sound of an artist who’s not solely assured in his craft but additionally extremely mature along with his strategy to songwriting—and he’s solely 26 years previous.
The proud son of Latinx mother and father, Martinez started taking part in music on the age of six when his father positioned a keyboard in entrance of him. And ever since then, he’s been in love with the enjoyment and freedom supplied by taking part in and writing music. Now, he performs greater than ten devices whereas dealing with each side of the inventive course of, from penning lyrics to mixing and mastering his last product. And he does all of it at his personal studio, which he opened at age 16.
Martinez’s love for the artform is felt all through 9 tracks of Larry Drip, an album that skews closely towards numerous themes related to love. There are druggy-sex vibes on standout “Perkys” that includes Zoey Dollaz, f*ck-at-first-sight feels on “Interview,” and an ode to like misplaced on “Friends.” The spectacular “Friends” additionally obtained the video remedy from director LV Films, whose strategy embraces Martinez’s heartfelt and real lyrics.
The album additionally options quite a lot of stunting anthems, together with the stoned R&B of “Gelato” that includes Maino and shutting monitor “Benji’s.” The latter additional shows the flexibility of Martinez, who can simply flip from melodic vocals to straight spitting and again once more. It actually simply drives residence the very fact he can actually do all of it—and do it extremely properly.