In 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.”
Among Lake’s credits are several Billboard chart-toppers, a platinum 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. This year you can find Chris on renowned stages across the festival circuit that includes Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Electric Forest, and AMF.
Not only is Chris Lake feeling inspired, he’s overflowing with new music. In 2018 alone he has released two original singles ( Turn Off the Lights (ft. Alexis Roberts) & Lose My Mind) and four collaborative tracks with the likes of Walker & Royce, Destructo; and another forthcoming with Green Velvet before the years end. Lastly, but not least, he launched the new super group ‘Anti Up’ alongside Chris Lorenzo with their debut single ‘Pizza’ on MOS UK. “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.”