House is a way of life. If you are within the house scene, you know the special relationship that fans have with their four on the floor. While there are so many styles of electronic music to choose from, the original power and passion of house music can be felt above all else. Once one dives into house music, they begin to discover that there's more to the scene than just a consistent kick drum. There are the staunch tech heads who follow their techno OG's like Gods, the progressive house kids who cry their eyes out at the Ultra main stage, the big room house kids who cover themselves in kandi as they fist pump the night away, and the future house kids who shuffle faster than we can blink our eyes. Genre to genre, the intensity of house music stays alive and rocks clubs until the wee hours of the morning at all costs.
However, there are some artists who seem to blend the genre lines and bring together fans from all over the house scene. These are acts who, rather than finding their place within a set of boundaries, just make whatever the hell they want to, and people seem to latch onto those acts especially. An act who bends the genre lines heavily is a man named Chris Lake who has found his place in many different corners of house music. Most of his tunes fall somewhere in the tech house/future house range, however it seems that some of his tunes cannot even be specified. Simultaneously, these are unspecified tracks are the tunes that find their way to the highest popularity, so there's clearly something to his musical mind that other producers have yet to pick up on.
For house fans in the city of Philadelphia, this Friday night will be a very special one. Lake is set to headline Coda, one of the hottest venues in the city, in an intimate, late night, 21+ environment. This show will be sexy, intense, filled with tons of good music, flowing drinks, and mature people. This is the type of show that a house head would only be able to ask for in their dreams. Opening duties are set to be handled by Philadelphia's local house experts, Gordon Bombay who have been making quite a name for themselves in the past year, sometimes even upstaging the headliner with their proper house sets.
What more could you ask for out of a show? A well organized and intimate venue, a kick-ass headliner, the perfect local opener, and a crowd who will be ready and willing to get down on the dance floor with one another until the dreaded lights come on. Tickets are still available for the show here, so make sure to grab yours ASAP and don't miss out on the special open bar feature they have for this Friday. Doors open at 11pm, get your dancing shoes on Philly and let's do this!