family, in my mother’s spare room,” he says. “It was like going back to the old me to
find the new me.” Lake’s credits include several Billboard chart-toppers, a platinum record, a
Grammy nomination, a successful record label, and a Midas touch for supporting
Enter 2017 and he’s showing no signs of slowing. He kicked off the
year with a new record label called “Black Book Records”. The debut release
“Operator ft. Dances With White Girls”, was the Holy Ship! 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. The viral lyrics became
unavoidable at spring festivals. March saw OWSLA release “I Want You” with a gory
mind-bending video that’s gained over 2M views. By April a compilation Chris
co-curated with Skrillex was released called HOWSLA. It put an emphasis on forward
thinking four to the floor records by young producers. The compilation went to #1 in
the iTunes Dance Chart and was celebrated at a live-streamed release party.
Not only is Chris Lake feeling inspired, he’s overflowing with work. “I’ve got enough
material to release a record every 4 weeks for the next 18 months”.