Dropping another monumental single with pulsating basslines and intense drum sequencers, Canadian DJ and producer duo Control Room is carving its own niche in the EDM scene. Paul Biegel and Caleb Larsen, the pair behind the track, are backed by industry titans like Habstrakt, BIJOU, and Dr. Fresch. Control Room has graced stages from EDC Las Vegas to Diplo’s Revolution. Their latest release, “Lockdown,” promises to follow the success of “Hey Papi,” delivering an electrifying experience that epitomizes the essence of their signature sound.
“Lockdown” emerges as a seamless blend of fierce rhythmic beats, with “thicc house” production by frequent collaborator Thomas Anthony. The cherry on top of the already exhilarating song is the confident lyrical flow of the featured CHASE PAVES. Control Room aimed to create a sequel to “Hey Papi,” which was also produced alongside Thomas Anthony. Fusing favorite sounds from the past in an innovative way. The result is a journey through banging beats and next-level electronic production.
The inclusion of CHASE PAVES as the featured vocals underlines the duo’s commitment to originality. The fusion of elements, from vocals to production, culminates in a dynamic listening experience. CHASE PAVES provides snappy lyrics and delivery, further elevating the energy and ensuring a spot on every playlist and setlist.
When we started ‘Lockdown,’ we wanted it to be a sequel to ‘Hey Papi.’ The key part was using some of our favorite sounds from the first record and using them again in a new and interesting way. We feel we pulled that off with this one! Once the skeleton was written, we reached out to Chase to do some vocals for us. We really wanted to make sure we had something original! After we received the vocals the rest came together nicely!
The duo’s momentum in 2023 is undeniable, evident in the recently concluded “Hey Papi” tour with Thomas Anthony. Spanning across Canada, the tour displayed Control Room’s ability to ignite diverse audiences, bringing a fresh take to the EDM genre. As they gear up for winter performances in the coming months, fans can anticipate an electrifying experience mirroring the amped-up anthems they’ve been dropping throughout the year. Already featured on major DJ playlists on varied platforms, “Lockdown” is sure to be blasted around the world. Capping off such a successful year with another loaded single is attributable to their innate talent and vision.
The single stands as a testament to their sonic evolution while staying true to their distinctive roots. Each single they have released this year has been proof of their constant growth and an undying passion to create and reinvent. With a successful tour behind them and more shows on the horizon, Control Room asserts its dominance in the EDM landscape. “Lockdown” serves not only as a continuation of their musical journey but also as a thrilling glimpse into the future of their evolving sound. With unmatched momentum, Control Room promises more infectious beats and high-energy anthems. They are truly cementing their presence in the ever-evolving world of electronic music.
The label DND RECS released the track on November 3rd. “Lockdown” finds its place on “Unlocked, Vol. 10,” curated by BIJOU. Not only does the compilation highlight Control Room’s bumping single, but it also spotlights emerging artists in the house music scene. Their inclusion in this collection further solidifies their position as up-and-coming trailblazers in the genre. The single is available for streaming on Spotify, SoundCloud, and YouTube.