Active since the early 2000s, British producer/DJ Chris Lake has built up a massive discography of original productions and remixes, ranging from progressive house and tech-house to vocal-driven EDM. He's scored several charting hits, collaborated with EDM heavyweights such as Deadmau5 and Steve Aoki, and remixed pop stars such as Sia, Kylie Minogue, and Lady Gaga. He's also responsible for the Rising Music label, which has released dozens of tracks since 2005.
Lake first made an impact in 2002, when his bootleg remixes of songs by the Prodigy and the Eurythmics (produced under the pseudonym Christophe D'Abuc) grabbed the attention of in-the-know progressive house DJs. Lake's first original single, "Santiago de Cuba," was also released that year. Lake then issued singles on labels such as Pangea Recordings and Statra Recordings, kicking off Rising Music with the release of "One Too Many" in late 2005. His first big hit was "Changes" (featuring vocalist Laura V), which reached the Top Ten of Billboard's dance airplay chart and the Top 30 of the U.K. singles chart. Arriving in 2007, "Carry Me Away" (featuring Emma Hewitt) topped the dance airplay chart, and 2008's "Only One" and "If You Knew" were also Top Ten successes. Lake's debut album, Crazy, was released by Nervous Records in 2009, containing several of his previous singles.
In 2010, Lake split a volume of the Toolroom Knights mix CD series with Tocadisco. Later that year, Lake and frequent collaborator Marco Lys produced the album Cross the Line, released by Rising Music. The single "I Said" (a collaboration with Deadmau5) was also released that year and became a club hit. In 2012, Lake signed with Ultra Records. He produced several singles for the label over the next few years, including collaborations with Steve Aoki and Anna Lunoe. In 2017, Lake signed to Skrillex's OWSLA, debuting with the single "I Want You." The two-track Close Your Eyes EP -- a collaboration with Walker & Royce -- followed the next year. Additional singles "Y.O.D.O.," "Deceiver," and "Stay with Me" carried him into 2019. ~ Paul Simpson