Following the success of his debut single for Ultra Music, Chris Lake returns with Build Up, the follow-up to Sundown and the second single to be taken from his forthcoming album for the label.
Build Up epitomizes exactly why Chris Lake has been garnering so much attention of late with his huge house sound. Opening on a clipped rhythm and taut arpeggios, the distorted synth swathes open up the track as it breaks down letting the gorgeous vocal from GiTA float through the mix. Continuing to build layers of percussion and color, the lead synths burst through the track as the drum line kicks back in and the sidechained bass swells through the low end, giving it a powerful and expansive energy that is guaranteed to cause an impact on the dance floor.
Tommy Trash joins in the action with his edit. Keeping true to the vibe of the original, he pares back the synth lines allowing the streamlined rhythm and gritty bass tones to strike through the mix. Eventually he unleashes those synths in a flurry of color and re-ignited vigor, kicking things up a gear to play out the track.
Pete Tong, a lasting champion of Lake’s music, aired the track on his Radio 1 show on Friday, and the track has been getting support from Tiesto, David Guetta, Avicii, Andi Durrant, Norman Doray and Arno Cost to name a few. In the U.S., Chris has two Billboard Dance Airplay #1s under his belt, and Build Up shows already signs of being the third.