// ARTISTIn a moment of clarity while on tour, Chris Lake felt an undeniable urge to refocus his sound and career. “I ended up back in England where I lived for many years with my family, in my mother’s spare room,” he says. “It was like going back to the old me to find the new me.” He then unleashed a stream of funky, ebullient, and majestic club smashes, including “Chest”, “Stranger”, “Piano Hand” with Chris Lorenzo, “Stomper” with Anna Lunoe, plus celebrated remixes of SNBRN’s “California”, JessGynne’s UK chart-topper ”Hold My Hand”, and of course Calvin Harris & Disciples’ “How Deep Is Your Love”.
Among Lake’s credits are several Billboard chart-toppers, a gold record, a
Grammy nomination, and a Midas touch for supporting emerging talent. Chris Lake fully realized his vision in 2017 when he launched his new record label “Black Book Records”. The debut release “Operator ft. Dances With White Girls”, was the Holy Ship! 9.0 anthem by the end of January and gained support from almost every house DJ - from Claude Vonstroke and Green Velvet to Disclosure and Duke Dumont. March saw his OWSLA release “I Want You” with a gory mind-bending video that’s gained over 3M views and a compilation Chris co-curated with Skrillex called HOWSLA. The compilation went to #1 in the iTunes Dance Chart and was celebrated at a live-streamed release party.
He’s showing no signs of slowing, touring North America on the 21 stop “Lose My Mind” tour last fall, selling out clubs such as the El Rey in Los Angeles, Coda in Toronto, and 1015 Folsom in San Francisco. Enter 2018, and you can find Chris on renowned stages across the festival circuit that includes Bonnaroo, HOLY SHIP, Electric Forest.
Not only is Chris Lake feeling inspired, he’s overflowing with work. “I’ve got enough material to release a record every 4 weeks for the next 18 months. What drives me forward is innovation and I want to keep pushing my own boundaries. I am as excited as anyone to imagine what I’ll create next.”