Tuesday 07 Nov
Names added for New Years Eve at Printworks
Tuesday 07 Nov
Joining MK & Co, and completing our Printworks NYE line-up, we have a pair of acts united in that both are champions of the underground yet both have enjoyed mainstream success.
Route 94 is the fourth and final name playing the Press Halls. Growing-up in London, Rowan Jones’ palette was influenced by the genres of his urban surroundings. A true student of the game, he’s been making music since age 13. It was as a dubstep producer that he plyed his trade in his earlier years. But it was hours spent on the dancefloor in the city’s club scene which fostered a love of house music. And Route 94 was born. By 2014 he had already scored a UK No1 with ‘My Love’. It was a pivotal moment. Pop-stardom was a reality. But Route 94 headed back into the studio and back underground. Commercial success had opened up avenues. But instead of bright arenas and screaming teens, his heart lay in the sub-culture of sweaty basements. Printworks might just provide the kind of grandiose setting which borrows the best elements of both those worlds: cavernous with big production, yet dark, industrial and under the radar of pop culture.
In similar respect, Ibiza Voice’s Special Guest in the Charge Bay – Secondcity – knows a thing or two about chart success. 2014’s cross-over hit ‘I Wanna Feel’ introduced him to a wider-audience, and his popularity soared. But much like Route 94, he shunned the spotlight to keep things real. UK-born, but raised Stateside in Chicago, it was the influences of both these backgrounds that directed Secondcity to a career in house music. The pan-Atlantic is truly a product of his environments. Nowadays more likely to be found releasing on Saved and Dirtybird than breaching the charts. But that’s how we like it.