Artist: Chris Lake
Title: One Too Many / Electro Retro
Label: Rising Music
By: Jason Calvert | 18 November 2005
  • A: One Too Many
  • B: Electro Retro

Chris Lake "One Too Many / Electro Retro"

Out Now on Rising Music

Chris Lake has become quite a household name over the years. His early bootlegs of such massive names as Timo Maas, Prodigy, and Leftfield caught the attention of some of the big names in industry, and as they say, the rest was history. This release here is the first outing on his new Rising Music imprint, and it certainly packs quite a punch!

"One Too Many" kicks the release off, and we are graced with a chunky bassline taking hold early on. Our melody resides in the higher ranges, and hits quite a high level during the build-ups! Some would certainly feel the melody quite harsh at times, but from experience I can tell you that the crowds absolutely love it, and the anticipation it builds is quite phenomenal. A sliced vocal makes appearances and helps add to the atmosphere of the track. A solid track which works the crowds in a huge way!

"Electro Retro" takes things down a bouncier and more melodic route, reminiscent of a Steve Porter feel with a unique Chris Lake spin to it. It seems the man certainly knows how to work his crowds, as the build ups here are a strong point yet again! The interwoven melodies are simplistic yet also highly effective. While suiting a different mood to its counterpart, the track is equally effective.

Contrasting moods on each track here ensure that the release will have widespread appeal, and this makes an excellent start to a label we will hopefully be hearing a lot more from in the future. For me this release was superior to the recently reviewed "Wrong Turn" in many ways, and demonstrates that Chris Lake is still at the top of his game. Much more to come from Lake in the near future, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for some true gems!

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