Donegal based DJ and producer Mark Laird is set to drop his killer 5 track ‘Random’ EP on the mighty Shall Not Fade later this month.
While there is a wealth of young, fresh talent on the house music scene right now, few have cultivated such a polished sound as Mark Laird. Hailing from Donegal, but already enjoying success on the international scene, Mark joins the Shall Not Fade’s Killer Cuts series for the diverse and invigorating Random EP.
The first track on the EP is available to stream and check out via Bandcamp now. The opening track ‘Bet’ offers an immediate onslaught of breaks and heavy kicks, and a of chunky melody that follows choppy vocals to create a cheeky bit of dancefloor action.
‘I Just Wanna’ takes on a noughties fidget house style, cascading vocal samples that are somehow hypnotic. On the B-side, Laird shows the breadth of his production abilities, moving away from the hard-hitting club beats for a moment on ‘4 Cruisin’ and instead crafting a pulsing, spaced out house track that feels like sunshine dazzling on some far-off beach. This blissful energy grows in the next track, ‘Woosh’ – a euphoric warehouse rave-tinged number that showcases the best of classic piano house. Closing off the EP is the edgy, energetic ‘Ghetto Booty’, with flavours of early American house sounds and a groove that is impossible not to move to.
Mark Laird’s full ‘Random’ EP will be teased out between now and its release date on July 30th. You can pre-order the EP here.