House heavyweights Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo share more than a first name. They also share a love for thick low-end basslines, cascading drum rolls, compact vocal hooks, and throwback vibes—all of which turn up in their own recordings and their first joint release for Insomniac Records, “Nothing Better,” featuring a euphoric 1990s Euro-house hook by Malika Ferguson. Like Euro-house on 21st century steroids, the collaboration comes on gently before swelling into a bottom-heavy workout sprinkled with sizzling hi-hats, dropping into an extended deep, melodic piano break, and building back into a jacking finish.

The track came together rather mysteriously. “One Chris came to the UK to spend some days writing some records. One Chris had the acapella on his computer and told the other Chris to play some piano, while the other Chris supplied some drum samples and bass noises… It was just a really fun and natural process,” one—or both?—of them told Insomniac.

Prior to getting together on “Nothing Better,” each Chris was on his own distinctive but equally fabulous path. Lake, for his part, has been a Grammy-nominated producer for more than a decade, with credits including platinum records. His remix for Calvin Harris’ “How Deep Is Your Love” recently racked up more than 37 million plays. Lake also oversaw the HOWSLA compilation on Skrillex’s OWSLA label, which featured his own “I Want You” and the collaboration with Dances With White Girls, “Operator (Ring Ring),” which got 2017 off to a jumping start.

Lorenzo, recognized as the originator of his unique “house & bass” hybrid, has graced the rosters of imprints as esteemed as Dirtybird, Shadow Child, Food Music, and Night Bass. He’s also reworked the likes of Disclosure, Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, and A-Track. Among his biggest fans are Skrillex and Steve Aoki, who have sought him out for tours and collaborations, and he’s recently rocked a series of festivals, including the Outlook boat party and Restricted Forest.

The “us” in the hook for “Nothing Better” could be about finding the love of your life, but as this track makes its away across dancefloors this fall, it could easily be about a creative meeting of the minds.

Chris Lake and Chris Lorenzo’s “Nothing Better” is available here.

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