Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo's 'Nothing Better' Takes '90s House Into a Bold Future: Exclusive
After bringing friends and collaborators together to merge brooding bass, experimental electro and groovy four-on-the-floor on his HOWSLA project, Chris Lake is back to push the bleeding edge of house music.
The "I Want You" producer teamed up with his friend Chris Lorenzo with an aim to revive that classic '90s house sound -- with a modern twist, of course.
"One Chris came to the U.K. to spend some days writing some records,” the two say under a strange veil of anonymity in an emailed statement. “One Chris had the a capella on his computer and told the other Chris to play some piano, while the other Chris supplied some drum samples and bass noises. It was just a really fun and natural process.”
"Nothing Better" is bouncy with the bass, soulful but slick as hell. The vocal sample weaves in and out of the song's smoky textures, warping in and out of strong piano chords that remind you of the good old days while sounding better than the '90s ever could.
You can catch Lake drop "Nothing Better" in his sets as he makes his way across North America on the current Lose My Mind Tour. Peep the remaining dates below. Tickets are on sale now. "Nothing Better" is out everywhere on Insomniac Records Friday (Sept. 22), but you can listen to it in full today, exclusively on Billboard Dance.
Lose My Mind Tour Dates
9/22 - The Mid - Chicago
9/23 - Imagine Festival - Atlanta
9/24 - CLE - Houston
9/29 - CODA - Philadelphia
9/30 - CRSSD Fest - San Diego
9/30 - El Camino - San Diego
10/1 - Music Box - San Diego
10/6 - 1015 Folsom - San Francisco
10/7 - MIA - Vancouver
10/13 - Shady Park - Phoenix
10/14 - Foundation - Seattle
10/20 - U Street Music Hall - Washington DC
10/21 - Coda - Toronto
10/27 - Elixir - Orlando
10/28 - Hifi Club - Calgary
10/31 - Bell MTS Place - Winnipeg