Enigmatic 20-year-old dance producer Route 94 caused quite a stir in 2012 when a handful of songs started emerging via different mixes and on Skream and Benga‘s Radio 1 show. Articles were written about who he might be and whether it even mattered who he was or wasn’t, especially when the songs were so good. (If it does matter to you, then apparently Route 94 is the new alias of dubstep producer Dream). Either way, he’s built up quite a presence, having already set up his own label imprint and remixed the likes of Storm Queen and Katy B.
For his latest deep house single – which was specially commissioned for Annie Mac’s recent compilation album and was given a lift via a shout out from Adele – he’s roped in the talents of Jess Glynne, who’s currently sat at number 1 in the UK with Rather Be, her collaboration with Clean Bandit. Built over warm house piano riffs and a finger-click beat, it’s Glynne’s big diva-like vocals that lend it a proper hands-in-the-air-at-the-end-of-the-night feel.
Remixes include a mainroom work courtesy of Patrick Hagenaar, a tidy tech refit from Maison Sky & a straight up deep house shake from Billion. For lovers of bass head directly to Royal T‘s remix. While rounding out the package is Sigma‘s rinsing jungle mix.
Releases Feb 28 – pre-order on iTunes now