Chris Lake

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Chris Lake
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Background information
Also known as Cristophe D'Abuc, Echofalls
Born (1982-08-08) 8 August 1982 (age 35)
Norwich, England
Genres House, electro house, Deep house
Occupation(s) Disc jockey, record producer
Instruments Keyboard
Years active 2002-present
Labels Ultra, OWSLA, Black Book Records, Rising Music, Rising Trax
Associated acts deadmau5, Skrillex

Chris Lake (born 8 August 1982) is a Grammy-nominated English[1] house DJ/producer.

Musical career[edit]

Lake first became recognized for his bootleg remixes of The Prodigy's "Climbatize", Leftfield's "Phat Planet", and Eurythmics "Sweet Dreams," which he did under the alias "Cristophe D'Abuc" in 2002.[2] By 2006, "Changes" (ft. Laura V) reached the UK Singles Chart,[3] peaking at #27. The track was licensed by Universal Music for a full worldwide release[5] where it then reached #10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart.[6] His 2007 single, "Carry Me Away" (featuring Emma Hewitt), topped the Billboard Hot Dance Airplay Chart.[7] In 2012, Lake received his first Grammy nomination for collaborating with Deadmau5 on the album "4x4=12." He scored his third consecutive top ten hit on the US dance chart with "Only One". "If You Knew" featuring Nastala, became his 4th consecutive top 10 single on the US dance chart. In this time he also ran two record labels called Rising Music and Rising Trax, which took hiatus in 2014.

2015 saw a major direction change, Chris released 5 tracks on Ultra Records. The first of which being a single “Chest,” which NestHQ hailed as “best described by what it isn’t. It’s not a frilly banger, It’s not an esoteric deep cut. There’s no sing-a-long happening here. Rather, Chris Lake has simplified his production to let all of the necessary elements shine.”[2] Following this was “Piano Hard”, a collaboration with Chris Lorenzo, which was premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show and on Billboard. Two months after, Chris’s collaboration with Anna Lunoe “Stomper” was released and premiered on YourEDM, where it was acknowledged as “a charging house tune that received play throughout the entire festival circuit.”[3] During September, “Stranger” was released and got played out at nearly every major festival throughout the US, according to 1001tracklists.[4] Coinciding with this September release was a 3 month North American tour where he played at a handful of notable festivals and venues such as Hard Day of the Dead, Foundation Nightclub, and U Street Music Hall.[5] His last release of 2015 was another collaboration with Chris Lorenzo called “The Calling.” Their second collaboration was premiered on Mixmag and they were hailed as a “seemingly perfect match.”[6] Alongside these 5 originals, he also released the smash remix of Calvin Harris & Disciple’s “How Deep is Your Love,” which has received over 80 million streams accumulative and was one of the most popular house remixes on Soundcloud of the year.

2016 saw Chris release a handful of very popular remixes. The first of which being for Jess Glynne’s “Hold My Hand” Big Beat Records, which received over 3 million streams across various platforms. Shortly after, his official remix for Craig David’s “Nothing Like This” was released on FFRR Records and received a significant amount of DJ support throughout Europe. But his most notable 2016 remix was for Missy Elliot’s “WTF (Where They From)” on Big Beat/Atlantic - which ended up being the top release on the package. Additionally, Insomniac featured the remix and said “there’s nothing not to like here.”[7]

So far 2017 has seen Chris launch a new label called Black Book Records, which “Operator” (the Holy Ship anthem)[8] came out on. Aside from his new label he curated the massive “HOWSLA” compilation with Skrillex, which was featured on Billboard[9] and reached #1 on the iTunes electronic chart.[10] The compilation consisted of 12 tracks, including Chris’s latest release “I Want You,” which is currently 1001tracklists’ 3rd most supported song, for the 10th week in a row.[11]

Selected discography[edit]

  • Crazy (2009) (Nervous Records – NRV 20839)
  • 2002: "Drink to Get Drunk" (Chris Lake vs Sia)
  • 2002: "Santiago de Cuba" (Lost Language)
  • 2004: "Filth" with Rowan Blades (Alternative Route Recordings)
  • 2004: "Hiatus" (Pangea Recordings)
  • 2005: "One Too Many / Electro Retro" (Rising Music)
  • 2005: "Until She Rises" (Little Mountain Recordings)
  • 2006: "Changes" featuring Laura V (Alternative Route Recordings, Apollo Recordings) (Billboard Hot Dance Airplay #10, Global Dance Tracks #18, European Hot 100 Singles #77)
  • 2006: Mistakes EP (Rising Music)
  • 2007: "Carry Me Away" featuring Emma Hewitt (Rising Music) (Hot Dance Airplay #1, Global Dance Tracks #28)
  • 2007: "Arguru" (deadmau5 and Chris Lake) (UK Dance #185)
  • 2008: "Word / Ghost" with Sébastien Léger (Rising Music)
  • 2008: "Only One" (Rising Music) (Hot Dance Airplay #9)
  • 2008: "If You Knew" featuring Nastala (Hot Dance Airplay #4)
  • 2008: "Start Again" featuring Nastala
  • 2010: "Minimal Life" with Nelski (Rising Music)
  • 2010: "I Said" (deadmau5 and Chris Lake)
  • 2010: "Sleepwalker" (mau5trap)
  • 2010: "Running Out" with Marco Lys (Rising Music)
  • 2010: "Cross The Line" with Marco Lys (Rising Music)
  • 2010: "La Tromba Risin'" with Marco Lys and Copyright (Defected)
  • 2011: "Colours" with Nelski
  • 2011: "Secrets in the Dark" (Rising Music)
  • 2011: "Sundown"
  • 2011: "Build Up"
  • 2012: "Damage Control"
  • 2012: "Stand Alone" with Lazy Rich featuring Jareth
  • 2013: "Ohh Shhh"
  • 2013: "Boneless" with Steve Aoki and Tujamo
  • 2013: "Helium" featuring Jareth
  • 2015: "Stomper" featuring Anna Lunoe
  • 2017: "Operator (Ring Ring)" featuring Dances With White girls
  • 2017: "I Want You"


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  2. ^ "Chris Lake Returns to House Roots with Beastly New Single "Chest" - NEST HQ". NEST HQ. 2015-02-06. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  3. ^ Kusnierek, Timmy (2015-07-24). "Chris Lake & Anna Lunoe - Stomper". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  4. ^ 1001Tracklists. "Chris Lake - Stranger [ULTRA]". 1001Tracklists. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  5. ^ "Chris Lake Announces North American Tour & Upcoming Single". The Future FM Blog. 2015-09-21. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Chris Lake & Chris Lorenzo". Mixmag. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  7. ^ "Chris Lake Does Right by Missy Elliott With Fire Remix of "WTF"". Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  8. ^ HOLY SHIP (2017-05-11), Holy Ship 2017 Official Recap, retrieved 2017-06-21 
  9. ^ "Chris Lake Talks 'I Want You,' OWSLA House Compilation 'HOWSLA,' and the Future of American House: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  10. ^ "IMG_8669.PNG.png". Dropbox. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 
  11. ^ "Screen Shot 2017-06-21 at 12.32.09 PM.png". Dropbox. Retrieved 2017-06-21. 

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