Globally recognized as one of the most talented young producers and DJs to come out of the scene in recent years, Chris Lake has made the DJ elite sit up and take notice. His innovative productions backed by the likes of Sasha, Kleinenberg and Fanciulli, in addition to his dynamic and energetic DJ performances, have given Chris a major platform on which to proclaim his undoubted talents.
2005 was a landmark year for Chris. His collaborations with Rhythm Code under various guises including Ramsay and LAB music and remixes of artists such as Delacy, Stretch and Vern and Quivver received critical acclaim from both journalists and clubbers alike. However it was his solo productions which provided Lake mass exposure. His ‘One Too Many’ production got tongues wagging and received two radio plays from Pete Tong, but it was his hit smash ‘Changes’ that catapulted his name into the record boxes of DJs across the globe.
Tong made the record Essential New Tune in December 2005 and was quick to proclaim Chris as the ‘best thing to come from Scotland since Mylo.’ He has now broadcast the production eight times with this number going up on a weekly basis. ‘Changes’ has also received airtime on Radio1 courtesy of Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and the Trophy Twins and is now licensed to Universal (Apollo) for worldwide release.
In 2006 Lake has setup Rising Music to release his own material. Rising 001 & 002 have already been immense underground hits, with Rising 001 staying in the Top 3 of DJ Downloads chart for a month. And with Rising 003 titled ‘Release’ and remixes of Stretch and Vern ‘Guttersnipe’ (Monotype), Rene Amesz ‘Fragile’ (LMR), Onionz ‘Burnin’ (CR2) and his incredible rework of Lifelike and Kris Menace ‘Discopolis’ (Defected) set to follow, its quite obvious that 2006 looms large for Chris Lake.