Amsterdam, October 6, 2023 – Known for fearlessly tackling taboos, ‘Dress Code’ bumps clubgoers and tastemakers alike to embrace their originality. Pushing the boundaries of his own production, Mau P delivers a minimalist vocal and infectious bassline laced across a dark groove, urging listeners to “let go and embrace yourself.”
A dress code defines clothing expectations based on social norms, purposes and occasions. “But we don’t want any of that.” Mau P says about his latest release. “I don’t care what you look like or what you dress like, I just want you to have a good time – this record is meant for people to feel good about themselves and have a good time.”
The Dutch producer’s prestigious highlights include landing Tomorrowland’s top 2 most played tracks (‘Drugs From Amsterdam’ & ‘Metro’), making a debut slammer at the iconic Space Miami, and selling out shows across the globe within the first 12 months of his career. Never afraid to do the unexpected, Mau P’s discography spans Repopulate Mars, Afterlife and now Chris Lake’s Black Book. Catch Mau P on the final stretch of his 2023 tour or at his biggest solo headline show to date at NYC’s Knockdown Center in February next year.
About Black Book
This is the message we heard from the beginning. Paying homage to the cutting-edge foundations of house music, Chris Lake founded Black Book Records in 2016—though with the initial intent of regaining creative control over his own discography and output. It quickly matured into a tentpole destination for records that push the envelope on house music’s boundaries, while remaining integral to the genre’s heritage.
As the club-fuelled creative powerhouse that it is today, Black Book Records is anchored by its namesake live events that have sold over 300,000 tickets across North America since inception. The running Black Book Records showcases have sold out some of the most heralded venues within the dance music community, including Space Miami and the Brooklyn Mirage. Past performances have included kingpins such as Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, and Dennis Ferrer, among its many legendary special guests over the years.
Taking a discovery-driven stance towards house music, the label prioritizes the artist development of tastemakers within the genre. It has notably propelled the meteoric climb of emerging artists like HoneyLuv, Miane, and Melé, to name a few. With over 75 original releases and remixes on the imprint to date, the independent house music label is home to an arsenal of hits, including record-breaking tracks from Cloonee, Mochakk, Grimes, Chris Lorenzo, Aluna, Four Tet, and more.
Armed with Lake’s bonafide stature and expertise within the dance music community, Black Book Records’ discography and curation is recognized by the industry as a leading voice within house music. Leveraging taste and innovation as the foundational elements of its brand, the label embodies the heritage of the genre and echoes the spirit of 1980s Chicago, where it all began.