Check out on Monday Chris Lake & Firebeatz guest mixes.
Chris Lake taps into a singular spirit evocative of dance music's golden age by infusing funked-out grooves and natural instrumentation into decidedly modern house. It's a sonic aesthetic that instantly incites movement and has established him as a trailblazer in the electronic dance music world. That perspective also set the stage for his forthcoming full-length debut available on Ultra Music in 2014.
At 14-years-old, the multi-instrumentalist discovered progressive house music, and his life completely changed with the purchase of a synthesizer. His hobby became a profession shortly thereafter.Lake soon went from releasing much talked-about remixes to dropping dance floor bangers. "Changes" broke the Top 10 on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay chart in 2006, while "Carry Me Away" [featuring Emma Hewitt] dominated the same chart a year later. He followed those two early successes up with the Top 10 singles "Only One" and "If You Knew", effectively breaking into the North American market.
Performing for packed audiences across the globe, Ultra Music signed him in 2012, and he went to collaborate with the likes of Lazy Rich on "Stand Alone" featuring Jareth and Steve Aoki and Tujamo on the 2013 hit "Boneless". Meanwhile, "Helium" another collaboration with Jareth and wife, Gita Lake, effortlessly transcended aural boundaries with its ethereal electronic hum, guitar twang, and unshakable refrain. After three years, he perfected the track.Then, there's the single "Squeak", which encapsulates his enigmatic style and embraces that classic spirit tighter. It fuses funk, electro, melodies, and breakdowns into a "groovy" hybrid evocative of Lake's singular sound.
As a result, the best way to meet Lake is to fall into his body of work. Like all timeless music, it's meant to be an escape transcending eras, scenes, and ages.
Since storming onto the Dutch music scene in early 2008, Holland based duo Firebeatz have swiftly merited a reputable and solid name for themselves from the start!
Youngsters Tim and Jurre met each other at the School of Arts in Tilburg, the Netherlands, where they discovered their musical chemistry and decided to join forces!
In the summer of 2008 they released their first productions including the track "Speak up" and shortly after, the follow up "We're Going Back".Both tracks received lots of airplay on several Dutch radio stations like Radio 538 and SLAM!FM.
With their distinctly unique sound which boasts infectious bass hooks, insanely catchy vocals, compulsive beats, groove and drive, this house-duo quickly caught the ears of certain famous DJs such as Fedde Le Grand, Roger Sanchez and Funkerman.
Quickly after this, they got booking requests for great festival gigs in the summer of 2009. With performances at Rockit Festival, Free Your Mind Festival, Zomerkriebels Festival and some nice residences they quickly made a name for themselves in the Dutch club scene.
In 2010 Dutch label Flamingo Recordings, which needs no introduction, picked up this young duo and signed tracks of the boys on Flamingo and sister label Blackbird.Shortly after, Firebeatz collaborated with JoeySuki and the track “Hidden Sound” was born.This track received massive support from the likes of Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, Dirty South, Laidback Luke, Chocolate Puma and Chris Lake, which resulted in a climax when “Hidden sound” reached #7 at Beatport.
Firebeatz started 2011 with a release on Sneakerz Muzik: “It’s Like That 2011”. Instantly picked up by Steve Angello, this club bomb exploded in every chart & club around the world. “It’s Like That 2011” reached #1 in 4 different countries!Looking ahead, Firebeatz will continue to conquer the dance music world, with new upcoming original productions on SIZE, Defected, CR2 and Nervous. Collaborations with Chocolate Puma and Funkerman, kick ass DJ performances and remixes for exciting names like Flo Rida, Timbaland ft. Missy Elliot, Snoop Dogg, Firebeatz have proven they are on a run to the top!