Always eclectic and rarely found rooted to one locality, globetrotting British producer turned label head Chris Lake has had another solid year on all professional fronts. Back behind the stronghold of his Rising Music imprint, Lake collects the finest spoils of his impending musical powerhouse with a fresh nod to the potential of post-summer clubbing.
Placing classic Electro House synth play against a strong tropical backdrop, Nom De Strip’s ‘Give It To Me’ successfully sets the diverse cluster of tracks in motion, with ‘It’s All Good’ from Birdee exercising strong and uplifting House hallmarks from the outset. While returning label contributor Jim Breese and Chris Coco deal in solid House beats and infectious sample work, Paul Strive’s elegant grooves and sharp laser leads brings a new energy to the ranks of rhythmically charged club cuts. Finished off by Fire Flowerz all-out House overhaul of ‘It’s All Good’, Lake sets a precedent for the quality of independent Dance music despite in spite of the colder backdrop of 2012.