Electronic music producers Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden announce a brand-new collaborative EP titled, “The Answer” which is scheduled for release on December 11 via Black Book Records/Astralwerks.

In support of the announcement, the duo released the lead single and title track from the EP. Featuring Arthur Baker and Victor Simonelli, “The Answer” is currently available to stream/download here.  Sampling “Why Can’t We See” by Blind Truth featuring Tata and Toney, which was written and produced by pioneering producers Arthur Baker and Victor Simonelli, “The Answer” is an anthemic single that sets the groundwork for what is to come from the duo’s forthcoming EP. 

In response to the title track, Armand Van Helden says,

“It gave us our mantra for making the record: love is the answer.  The title track came together so quickly. We just followed the energy in the room.” 

“I bumped into Armand in Miami at a pool party and we exchanged emails. A month later, he hit me up and floated the idea of working together.  I suggested I go to work with him in Miami to get some intensive days in together. The vibes were flying after we sat down on the first morning, chugging coffee, visualizing what could be made.”

Chris Lake

“The Answer” comes at the most pressing time when the world is in much need of a heavy dose of dance floor bliss. Kicking off the EP is the title track, which then continues with the uplifting, “Feel So Good,” which percolates pleasure and debauchery.  It then moves on to “Work!” which is an exuberant four-on-floor number.  The EP’s final track, “Dubai Dublin,”  completes the release and closes-out the exhilarating project.

For additional information on Chris Lake, please visit his official website. For more information on Armand Van Helden, please visit here.

Chris Lake & Armand Van Helden  – The Answer EP tracklist

  1. The Answer (feat. Arthur Baker & Victor Simonelli) 
  2. Feel So Good
  3. Work!
  4. Dubai Dublin