WH was made for Route 94. He played as part of our Skreamizm line up in April doing an unplanned b2b set with Skream for 3 hours and I cannot recall seeing a better reaction from the crowd at any shows we’ve ever done since DBP begun! They just took the whole night to a new level!
Richy Ahmed will be returning to Southampton for the first time since October 2013 after a summer spent split between Ibiza and the festival circuits. Ryan continues:
I wanted to book someone alongside Route 94 that can repeat that night [with Skream]. Richy Ahmed is one of my favourite DJs: Time and time again he delivers, always lifting the crowd and setting the tone for a wicked party. You dont get a residency on the DC10 terrace without some serious talent, which is probably why he so highly thought of by the likes of Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and all at Hot Creations.
Richy Ahmed is at the forefront of a new wave of British DJs, who are re-defining house music taking cues from disco, techno, funk and hip-hop. The last four years has seen the rise and rise of British house music thanks to a whole new generation of DJs and producers like Maya Jane Coles, Julio Bashmore, Eats Everything and Russ Yallop. In the midst of this explosion of homegrown talent and new musical innovation is Richy Ahmed, Paradise at DC10 and Hot Natured resident and partner in the genre-defining Hot Creations label. The launch of Jamie Jones, Lee Foss and Richy’s Hot Creations label in 2010 turned underground house music on its head, rapidly becoming one of the most popular new labels in dance music. As resident at their hugely successful Hot Natured parties held in London, Detroit, Barcelona, New York, LA and Miami, Richy has been at the centre of this nu-school house explosion.
Since emerging with a clutch of much-played tracks a couple of years ago, Route 94 has quietly yet forcefully established himself as a distinctive young figure in the house music scene. His music — simmering, forceful and purpose crafted for late night dancefloors — speaks of long evenings spent locked deep into mesmerising four-to-the-floor grooves, so immersed that the surrounding world falls away. After an initial clutch of Route 94 tracks found their way into the world in 2012, setting clubs ablaze in the hands of scene luminaries including Skream, Benga and Annie Mac. In the time since then, his name has been steadily on the rise. He’s had tracks and guest mixes regularly featured on Radio 1 and Rinse FM, while 2013 and 2014 has also seen DJ bookings across the globe, including a 2013 Australian tour with Breach and sets at festivals including Glastonbury, Outlook and Snowbombing.
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