Two of house music’s most prolific producers, Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden, deliver four house heaters on The Answer.
Throughout their careers, Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden have done more for house music than most producers achieve in a lifetime. Now, the time has come for these two pillars of the genre to deliver precisely what 2020 needs, a dancefloor destroying, collaborative EP dubbed The Answer. Featuring four all-new tracks, this EP offers a bubbling, booty-shaking good time that defines proper house music.
Staying true to their legacy, the two artists’ pounding bass lines, stabbing synth fills, and hypnotic vocal hooks throughout The Answer are just begging for a festival-sized sound system. Kicking off the EP is the lead single and title track, “The Answer,” which harkens back to dance music’s past—at the same time, completely reinventing the classic sound for house music’s current time in the spotlight. Sampling Blind Truth‘s 1991 vocal-house hit “Why Can’t We See,” which was originally created by storied producer/DJs Arthur Baker and Victor Simonelli, the message of unity is something the world truly needs right now.
If there is one thing that makes The Answer stand out, it is Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden’s ability to make house fans around the world “Feel So Good.” This driving, high-energy club banger utilizes sizzling synths, deep bouncing bass, and a complete surrender to the sounds of classic house music. Then, the vibes continue on as Van Helden’s NYC roots arrive front and center in “Work!,” a house banger that’s ready for the first warehouse rave post-pandemic. Chris Lake’s immediately recognizable synth work brings this scintillating track to life and takes it to another dimension.
Perfectly bringing The Answer to a close is the sexy, smooth bop that is “Dubai Dublin.” This relentless beast of a track polishes the sharp edges left behind from the EPs previous three tracks while maintaining an insatiable energy throughout. As if there was still any question about who’s at the top of the house music totem pole, Chris Lake and Armand Van Helden’s The Answer is the perfect bridge between house music’s past and present.
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Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden – The Answer EP – Tracklist:
- The Answer (feat. Arthur Baker & Victor Simonelli)
- Feel So Good
- Dubai Dublin