Route 94 released four minimal cuts on his newly launched Routine Recordings imprint last month. British producer Rowan Tyler Jones has apparently accomplished a lot since learning to produce as a 13-year old, including commercial success and a discography releasing on dance music labels like Virgin EMI, Rinse, Defected, Leftroom, Crosstown Rebels and Hot Creations.
However, on his Routine Recordings the artist demonstrates his ability to produce niche sounds in line with the minimal and micro house genres, echoing the halcyon days of imprints such as Perlon and Playhouse. Complete with incomprehensible yet soothing vocals, ‘Bada’ meanders forward with a groove constructed by intricate percussion and a sultry sub-bass.
‘HT Conundrum’ is composed of a cacophony of twisted sounds, chopped up and delivered alongside a funky bassline before the meaner ‘Pre Mexico Pill’ follows with its shuffling hats, moody chords and sweet synths.
Finally, ‘Straight Up’ blends trings, atmospherics and vocal coos, concluding the package with a number produced with the dancefloor in mind.