Markis Precise is a music producer and keyboardist from Fresno, California. In the early 2000s, Markis took to time-honored traditions of crate digging to create the sample-based soundscapes that helped kickstart Central Cali’s independent hip-hop scene. The fact his region was slept on fostered Markis’ drive, one cultivated not only from years of selling music out the trunk but also from the humility of making beats that went unheard.
Markis’ production later evolved to incorporate his lifelong training as a keyboardist, expanding the boundaries of chopped boom bap with the melodic elements unique to live instrumentation. His 2012 release Impressions illustrated this concept with his own keyboardist interpretations of the legendary producers that inspired him
Markis spent 2014 true to his collaborative ethos, as he independently reached out to some of hip-hop’s most talented artists to contribute to his album The Feeling Of Flying. Released in 2015, The Feeling Of Flying guest stars Brother Ali, Fashawn, Oddisee, Zion I, The Grouch, Eligh, Ras Kass, Elzhi, Strong Arm Steady, Sol, Gift of Gab, and Chuuwee.