Premiere: Mark Blair – Smile

Premiere: Mark Blair - Smile

Rating: 8.0

Belfast local Mark Blair has an open minded interest in all things dance music, he has been building his online presence with a string of free downloads, bootlegs of Kanye, Nas and Biggie and uploads on popular YouTube outputs like Houseum.

Alongside his production arsenal he also heads up Belfast nightlife brand and blog Genesis, an outlet that is giving him an ever-tightening grip on the cities club culture.

His next tune will arrive via American imprint HAUS of ALTR as the label drop their first compilation album ‘HOA001 VA’, with a tracklist that includes guys like DJ Whipr Snipr and DJ Bowlcut and features the sounds of lo-fi, jungle, techno and house.

Blair delivers Smile, a roughed up and somewhat romantic house pumper that combines soft bassline resonance and lo-fi snare rolls with samples from Lily Allen’s Smile top line.

HAUS of ALTR’s HOS001 VA is available February 16 on HAUS of ALTR.