Build Up/There And Back: Chris Lake, Tommy Trash, and Wolfgang Gartner

Looking around MMIBTY, you’ll notice there isn’t a ton about London-based Scottish House DJ/producer Chris Lake. We’ve posted a couple tracks by him, including his funky Disco House remix of the Nightriders’ “Hey” and his unique remix of Lady Gaga’s “Judas”. Although Lake doesn’t have the status of veterans such as Tiesto, Bob Sinclair, or Benny Benassi, he’s been in the game long enough (early 2000s) to have built significant credibility. In fact, Pete Tong (legendary radio host for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix), has referred to Chris Lake as “the best thing to come out of Scotland since Mylo” (check out one of my favorite Mylo tunes HERE).

Lake’s style doesn’t fit any one particular sub-genre of House music. He’s been known to produce Tech-House, Disco House, Progressive House, and even Electro-House with this latest release. His previous release, “Sundown”, received incredible acclaim and huge support from Pete Tong, being listed as one of his essential new tunes.

“Build Up” is more of an Electro release from Chris Lake. With a bass line that reminds me of a Tommy Trash bass line, a Big Room House lead line, and sexy vocals from his wife Gita Lake – this track is an absolute banger. And with Tommy Trash’s edit of the song, we get even dirtier, as he gives it his standard Tommy Trash treatment (in other words he makes it even heavier and more electro-y).

Chris Lake – Build Up
Chris Lake – Build Up (Tommy Trash edit)
Chris Lake – Sundown

Purchase Chris Lake’s tracks on Beatport. Also make sure to catch him on the Winter White Tour next Saturday at the Worcester Palladium (MA), alongside Hardwell!

Also for you today is Wolfgang Gartner’s latest release. Our apologizes for bringing this to you after its January 31st release, but it’s absolutely worth the wait. More of a Big Room sound from Wolfgang, which is refreshing, but at the same time we hear snips of the sounds that rose Wolfgang Gartner to elite status in the production world. I really really like this one and glad to see Wolfgang’s style starting to evolve, ever so slightly.

Wolfgang Gartner – There and Back

Purchase on Beatport

Tomorrowland Official Photographer Contest
Want the opportunity to be the OFFICIAL Tomorrowland photographer? Click through to read the official press release of this awesome contest opportunity!


ID&T’s festival behemoth Tomorrowland have linked up with internationally renowned social networking giant and artistic competition platform Talenthouse for the contest of a lifetime!

This incredible opportunity, which invites photographers from across the world to deliver up to three photographic representations of the fairytale event, will see one deserving artist crowned “official photographer” for the 180,000 person, three-day Belgian festival. Not only will their credited photos be published on all Tomorrowland social media channels, they will also appear across a whole range of top-end media publications worldwide, as part of Get In PR’s post-festival press pack. Flights, four nights hotel accommodation and AAA passes have been thrown in for good measure!

Artists are advised to watch the official festival after-movie of last year’s event for inspiration, which can be found here.

The competition is now LIVE and all entries must be submitted by March 19 2012. Public voting to take place 20th – 26th March. The winner(s), picked by Tomorrowland and guest judge Ryan Dinham (official photographer at Ministry of Sound), will be announced on April 6th 2012.


-Participants may submit up to three photographs inspired by the Tomorrowland trailer.
-All submissions must be original and submitted in JPEG or PNG format and must not have been commercially used either before or during this Creative Invite
-Participants must retain their original artwork should they be chosen as the winner

How The Winner(s) Will Be Chosen
Tomorrowland will choose the winner(s) from all qualified submissions with special consideration for the top voted entries. A qualified submission is one that meets all the Terms & Conditions, Guidelines and Official Rules.



The Prizes
Tomorrowland’s Choice:
One winner will be selected as the official photographer for Tomorrowland in Belgium in July 2012. In addition, the winner will have their photographs from the festival featured in the official Tomorrowland press pack and promoted across Tomorrowland’s social media channels. Travel and four nights’ accommodation in Belgium will be provided. 

Three runners-up (as selected by Tomorrowland) will have their submission featured on Tomorrowland’s social media channels and will receive exclusive Tomorrowland merchandise.


People’s Choice:
The highest voted artist will receive VIP tickets to Tomorrowland (travel and accommodation not provided) and will have their submission featured on Tomorrowland’s social media channels. In addition, they will receive exclusive Tomorrowland merchandise.


The Dates
Submit by:
March 19th, 2012
Public Voting: March 20th – March 26th 2012
Winner(s) Announced:
April 6th, 2012