Five Chris Lake productions to stream ahead of the house tastemaker’s set at Atlantic City’s HQ2 Nightclub
Chris Lake‘s enticing four-on-the-floor beats have a history of drawing all to the floor. The engrossing melodies, stand out synth work, and sunken bass lines that have collectively come to color a Chris Lake production invite listeners to momentarily dissociate from the reality of routine, to instead escape into the sonic. A trusted entity when it comes to the construction of beats sure to make streamers lose their minds, the UK-born producer has ‘housed’ streamers for years with original offerings like “Operator (Ring Ring),” and commercial favorite, “Boneless.”
House heads in search of underground fun during Memorial Day Weekend 2019 need look no further than Chris Lake’s May 24 set at Atlantic City, New Jersey’s HQ2 Nightclub. Dancing Astronaut scales the temporality of Lake’s catalog, to spotlight some of Lake’s landmark efforts, from his most recent single, “Stay With Me” to comparatively more mature tunes like 2012’s “Sundown (Chris Lake Remix).” Secure tickets to Lake’s Garden State performance, here.
“Bonfire” (Chris Lake Remix) – Felix Jaehn, ALMA, Chris Lake
The English producer’s aesthetic took something of a stylistic detour on his flip of Felix Jaehn‘s ALMA feature, “Bonfire.” The bombastic edit foregrounds booming percussion that renders the remix a fitting set closing cut, given its anthemic, festival poised sonic personality. The intensely melodic offering deviates from the dark, deep bass lines that have grown characteristics of Lake’s house releases.
“How Deep Is Your Love” (Chris Lake Remix) – Calvin Harris, Disciples
Chris Lake’s take on Calvin Harris‘ Disciples-assisted effort, “How Deep Is Your Love” is eardrum euphoria. The mellifluous re-imaginative showing expounded upon the silken house style of Harris’ single, while amplifying the bass at the break downs. Lake chops Disciples’ vocals at the drops, to augment the rhythmic nature of the descents.
“Sundown (Chris Lake Remix)” – Chris Lake
Chris Lake courts his own original production in his remix of his 2012 single, “Sundown.” In its initial form, “Sundown” surfaced as a vocal-centric offering guided by the gentle strums of a guitar at the onset of the track. A more muted number in the context of Lake’s catalog, “Sundown” gets a club makeover, courtesy of the “Sundown” remix. Lake quickens the cut’s bpm and accessorizes the tune with deep seated pops of bass, to create discerning danceability distinctive to the rework.
“Stay With Me” – Chris Lake
Lake’s latest, “Stay With Me” is a percussively tantalizing new number that derives much of its affective nature from its ethereal vocals. While the production has only just now received an official release, attendees of Lake’s recent live shows will recognize the tune as a staple of Lake’s sets of late. The ID gained traction after Lake played the then unreleased cut during his set at Coachella 2019’s Yuma stage.
“Turn off the Lights (feat. Alexis Roberts)” – Chris Lake
Turn off the lights, but turn up the speakers. “Turn off the Lights” made its debut on Lake’s Black Book Records imprint in 2018, and from there, swiftly secured its status as a dance floor dominator. The percussively oriented club filler couples a plunging bass line with an idiosyncratic amalgamation of synths. A gleaming highlight of Lake’s release history to date, “Turn off the Lights” is a staple not solely of Lake’s catalog, but of modern house music.