Route 94 (musician)

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Route 94
Birth nameRowan Tyler Jones[1]
Also known asDream[2]
Born (1993-05-21) 21 May 1993 (age 25)
OriginRichmond, London[3]
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • remixer
Years active2010–present[4]
Labels
  • Rinse
  • Route 94
  • OWSLA
  • H.E.N.C.H
  • Heavy Artillery
  • X147
  • Bassclash
Associated actsJess Glynne
Websiteroute94.co.uk

Rowan Tyler Jones (born 21 May 1993), known by his stage name Route 94, is a British record producer and remixer from Richmond, London.[3] Initially producing dubstep as Dream, Jones worked with the likes of Skream, Benga and Katy B. He then began producing house. His single "My Love" was a commercial success, charting to number one in three countries.

Music career[edit]

2010–12: Dream and early career[edit]

In 2010, Jones began to produce dubstep as Dream.[3] Three of his songs were uploaded by UKF Dubstep,[4][5][6] and his songs were supported by several big names including Chase & Status and Skrillex who released the Dream EP This Isn't House on his label OWSLA.[7]

2012–present: Route 94 and commercial breakthrough[edit]

On 26 July 2012, Jones created social network accounts under the name Route 94 after getting his dubplates played on Skream and Benga's Radio 1 show. He explained that the moniker Route 94 came from the name of the road that runs from Chicago to Detroit, which is the birthplace of house and techno music.[8] The Dream accounts were subsequently deleted at the time. He denied rumours of being Dream, using simply a logo and not revealing his name or face.[9] This sparked interest from music blogs such as Fact, who made guesses as to his identity.[10] It has since emerged that they are the same person;[2] Jones has revealed the face of Route 94 and has been credited on albums.[11] Throughout 2013 he produced remixes for Katy B, Skream, Storm Queen and an unreleased remix for Example as well as co-producing "Smile" from Benga's third studio album Chapter II.

The debut EP under the new alias, titled Fly 4 Life, was released on 17 June 2013 on his eponymous record label.[12][13] He later signed to Rinse. In September 2013, BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra began to play his debut single "My Love", featuring Jess Glynne. MistaJam added it to his Inbox:Fresh feature and it featured on Annie Mac's 2013 mix compilation.[14] Its release date was announced as 2 March 2014, and it became added to Radio 1's A List for frequent airplay.[15] Jones produced "Everything", a track from Katy B's second studio album, Little Red.

Glynne found her commercial breakthrough in 2014 with the Clean Bandit song "Rather Be", which topped the UK Singles Chart.[16] This helped "My Love" gain exposure, and the song topped the UK Singles Chart, UK Dance Chart and Scottish Singles Chart upon entering the charts.

Following the success of "My Love", Jones released his second Route 94 EP Misunderstood on 23 July 2014.[17]

Discography[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

Title EP details
Come On
(as Dream)
Go Hard / Most High
(as Dream)
  • Released: 22 September 2011
  • Self-released
  • Format: Free digital download
I Am Dream
(as Dream)
  • Released: 13 October 2011
  • Label: X147 / Heavy Artillery
  • Format: Digital download
This Isn't House
(as Dream)
  • Released: 31 July 2012
  • Label: OWSLA
  • Format: Digital download
Fly 4 Life
  • Released: 17 June 2013
  • Label: Route 94 Records
  • Format: Digital download
Misunderstood
  • Released: 23 July 2014
  • Label: Leftroom Records
  • Format: Digital download
Brand New Day
  • Released: 7 June 2016
  • Label: Fabric
  • Format: Free digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[18]
UK Dance
[19]
AUS
[20]
BEL (FL)
[21]
FRA
[22]
GER
[23]
IRE
[24]
NLD
[25]
NZ
[26]
SCO
[27]
SWI
[28]
2014 "My Love"
(featuring Jess Glynne)
1 1 18 4 35 6 12 9 38 1 21 non-album single

Promotional singles[edit]

Year Title Label
2011 "Don't Stop"
(as Dream)
Self-released
2012 "Pornstar" / "X Rated"
(Dream featuring Beezy)
H.E.N.C.H
"Who Cares"
(Dream and Archie Cane)
Self-released
"Forget the Girl"
2013 "Freak"
(with SecondCity)

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Release Label
2013 "Dama Blanca"
(Dubfreq featuring Dream)
Dama Blanca EP Prime Audio

Remixes[edit]

Year Song Artist
2011 "Run This Town"
(as Dream)
Oh My! featuring OG'z
"This Town is Ours"
(as Dream)
Marco Del Horno featuring Emi Green
"Move On"
(as Dream)
Vandera
"Take My Breath Away"
(as Dream)
Stadium featuring Blue Pearl
2012 "Dubsteppin'"
(as Dream)
P Money
2013 "Ms. Jackson"
(Route 94 'SMJ' Bootleg)
Outkast
"Jack"
(Route 94 Bootleg)
Breach
"5 AM" Katy B
"Rollercoaster" Skream featuring Sam Frank
"Look Right Through" Storm Queen
"Always" MK featuring Alana
2015 "Picture Perfect" Ali Love

Production credits[edit]

Year Title Artist Release
2013 "Smile" Benga
(featuring Charli XCX)
Chapter II
2014 "Everything" Katy B Little Red

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.karaoke-version.com/custombackingtrack/route-94/my-love.html
  2. ^ a b "Skream & Benga – Radio 1 (Route 94, Subscape & Hannahwants)". GetDarker. Retrieved 3 January 2013.
  3. ^ a b c "INTRODUCING: DREAM". Mixmag. 30 January 2012.
  4. ^ a b "Dream – Keep Holding On". 22 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Dream – Last Time". YouTube. 8 April 2011.
  6. ^ "Dream & Archie Cane – Who Cares". 11 June 2012.
  7. ^ "DREAM". OWSLA. 2012.
  8. ^ Official Charts Company. "Who Is Route 94?". Retrieved 8 April 2014.
  9. ^ "Twitter / Route_94: Just to make it clear I'm not ..." Twitter. 26 July 2012.
  10. ^ "So, who the hell is Route 94?". Fact. 27 July 2012.
  11. ^ "Rowan Jones – Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2 March 2014.
  12. ^ "House enigma Route 94 releases debut EP, Fly 4 Life". Fact. 17 June 2013.
  13. ^ "RA News: Route 94 debuts with Fly 4 Life". Resident Advisor. 18 June 2013.
  14. ^ "Twitter / mistajam: Tonight's Inbox:Fresh courtesy of @Route_94". Twitter. 25 September 2013.
  15. ^ "Twitter / BBCR1: New playlist alert!". Twitter. 19 February 2014.
  16. ^ Official Charts Company. "Clean Bandit score huge-selling Number 1 single with Rather Be". Retrieved 31 January 2014.
  17. ^ "PREMIERE: Route 94". Mixmag. 21 July 2014. Archived from the original on 28 July 2014.
  18. ^ Peak positions for singles in the UK:
  19. ^ Peak positions for the Dance singles in the UK:
  20. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Route 94". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  21. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Route 94". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  22. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Route 94". French Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  23. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie Route 94". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  24. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Route 94". Irish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  25. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discografie Route 94". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  26. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discography Route 94". New Zealand Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung).
  27. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  28. ^ "Discographie Route 94". hitparade.ch. Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  29. ^ "Certified Awards" (enter "Route 94" into the "Keywords" box, then select "Search"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 13 September 2014.
  30. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2014 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 13 September 2013.

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