We premiere 90’s soaked house from Belfast Martha Dark as she unveils her debut release, Promise, on theBasement Discos. The inaugural release calls on soulful Chicago energy as ‘Promise’ is steeped in gospel samples, anathematic piano chords, and funk-laced bass.
We premiere a searing house music debut from Belfast artist Martha Dark challenges us to Promise to believe our instincts. Promise, the debut single by Irish artist Martha Dark, is a mesmerising ode to the classic era of Nineties-style Chicago house garnished with disco flavour.
Martha Dark’s debut release is due to be released on the Valencia-based label, the Basement Discos – known for signing high-quality and niche underground house talent. Martha Dark’s ‘Promise’ perfectly encapsulates the label’s goal as it portrays the empowering message of gospel house.
Promise commands your immediate attention with an instantly recognisable hook layered over a roaring funk-driven bassline that screams 90’s. The gospel influence is a merger between the soulful sounds of Chicago and Martha’s religious upbringing in Belfast. The Belfast native is attracted to blending gospel choirs and preachers in her music with a twist of the classic nineties-inspired House sound she grew up listening to. This is true house music, from a hugely exciting artist – an exceptional debut from Martha Dark.