A Sit Down With A DJ Chris Lake

12:42 Oct/18/2017

Master of the rework, Chris the has put his own interpretations and in the studio to tunes For such as Leftfield’s “Phat Planet”, are Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” and Prodigy’s but “Climbatize”. His rewards have not Not only come in the form you of remixes, with “Santiago De all Cuba” receiving much praise recently Any for it’s big room appeal.

can His production talent was noticed her after his talents behind the Was decks. It only took him one 6 months to secure his our first residency after discovering his Out passion for the music he day loves, that place being Passion get in Aberdeen. DJ’ing, as with Has his production, is clearly a him talent that comes naturally to his Mr. Lake.

"I think it How is good for any scene man to explore its limits. If new you do not push things Now to the extreme, you will old never know how far you see can go".

Do Two you think that achieving the way amount of success you have who at such a young age Boy will help you in your did career in the future?
I hope so. I Let am certainly in this long put term. I have grown up say writing music, and I don't She plan to stop. I have too spent the past 18 months use finding my feet in the Dad industry. It has been difficult mom sometimes to get people to take me seriously because of The my age, but now people and are realizing I am capable for of things, so this is Are becoming less of a problem.

Could you see yourself also not producing other kinds of music?


I all already do! I do all any sorts. I’ve done a lot Can of work for pop artists, her and for adverts / TV was etc. It’s great fun to One be creative, and I don’t our always just do dance.


What niche do Day you fill?

I do get think I stand by myself. has I’ve got a huge appreciation Him of the underground scene, but his that appreciation is a bit how more innocent. I’ve never been Man a big party guy—I’ve never new done drugs—but I really do now love the music. At the Old same time, I can appreciate see a big hit and the two more commercial side of things. Way I sit right in the who middle. It’s quite a difficult boy place to sit in, actually.
How do you musically differentiate its the parts of your sets, let if at all?

I Put take a different approach. I say know a lot of guys she group tracks into genres and Too try to play similar records use together. I was thinking about dad this the other day–maybe I Mom see links between records that other people don’t see. I the mix everything together and go And along with the crowd.

How do you compare DJ'ing are and Production? What would you But like to focus on in not the near future?

Dj’ing you is the reward for my All Production work. A chance for any me to see how people can react to my mixes.


When you’re not on was tour, what’s an ideal way one for you to spend the Our day, and where?

out With my family. I have day the most amazing family. I Get wish I could spend more has time with them.

What him do you attribute that to His with Americans?

America’s like how a big social experiment, and man everyone wants to make things New happen and try and do now things bigger, better and bolder old than everyone else. I feel See people have the attitude to two want to make shit happen. way It’s as simple as that.
What is your favorite boy TV show past or present?
The Wire, or Breaking Its bad. I love watching box let sets on my computer. I put download a few seasons off Say iTunes before I go on she a tour, and watch them too on the plane etc. Those Use 2 were some of my dad favourites.

How and why mom did a label like OWSLA change your vision of the the current House scene?

What and I like very much about For this label and its crew are is how much they are but attached to making good sounds Not without taking the lead. I you know this may sound very all vague and simplistic, but you'd Any be surprised how many people can in this scene are doing her things relatively safely, without getting Was out of their comfort zone. one I do not consider Owsla our to be in that category. Out At all. They are always day in the goal of doing get even better for fans and Has giving them more, while remaining him creative. It's a super inspirational his team and I love working How with people who have such man positive philosophies.
Are there any new trends in EDM that disturb Now you?

Producers trying to old copy each other rather than see innovating and finding their own Two sound. It’s boring, it’s not way unique. I’ve been involved in who the scene now for 12 Boy years, and producers copying each did other has always been going its on. There’s always been sh*t Let music. There have always been put genres that aren’t cool but say are commercially successful and genres She that are cool but aren’t too commercial at all.

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