If you’ve seen chris lake perform, you already know and love him. Even though he only has one full-length album available for streaming, he appears alongside house music heavyweights at major festivals. He isn’t considered a “viral” artist, but is well known in the music world for his catchy house beats.
The British producer is a rising star in the deep house community, and he’s kicking off his latest fall tour in New Orleans. The first stop of the Stay With Me Tour hits Republic NOLA next Friday night. With support from local artists DJ Concourse and C-LAB, this is a dance music premiere you can’t miss.
Like most artists in his genre, Chris Lake keeps an unassuming profile. There are no extravagant gimmicks. There aren’t any showey visuals, and he rarely speaks during his performances. He lets the music speak for itself.
But a low-profile doesn’t mean he hasn’t been busy. For 17 years, the artist has pumped out several Billboard chart-toppers, a Platinum record, a Grammy nomination, and a successful record label. His remixes of SNBRN, Jess Gynne, and of course, Calvin Harris & Disciples’ “How Deep Is Your Love” DJ staples.
In March of 2017, the artist paired with Skrillex’s label OWSLA to release “I Want You,” accompanied by a gory mind-bending video that’s gained over 9M views. Later the artists would release the HOWSLA compilation, which went to #1 on the iTunes Dance Chart.
Despite his streaming success there’s still nothing that can compare to the artist’s live shows. His mixes are infectious and keep you dancing until you can’t anymore. And it sounds like he’s got lots of new material he’s preparing to unveil.
“I’ve got enough material to release a record every 4 weeks for the next 18 months. What drives me forward is innovation.”
Catch Chris Lake at the Republic next Friday, August 30th.
Doors at 10 // Show at 11
Advance tickets are $20 plus fees. Get them here before price goes up at the door.
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Featured image via artist Facebook page.