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‘Rims Keep Spinnin’’ – Muanda ‘This track has been killing it in my sets recently. I really love how stripped-back and simple it is. It reminds me of an old-school jungle-style bassline and is guaranteed to go off every single time.’
‘The KDJ Cutz #2’ – 93i ‘This track is so great. It’s serious, quality house music with the strangest bass, made from the weirdest sample. I have no idea what it is, but I’d love to find out. If anyone knows, send me a postcard, please.’
‘Let it Snow’ – Dean Martin ‘It’s Christmas! Time for a Christmas classic. I love snow – at Christmas time all I think about is snow, it’s just not the same unless there’s tons of the stuff about, and this has to be one of my all-time favourite records about snow.’
‘The Christmas Song’ – Nat King Cole ‘If there’s one song that sums up what Christmas should be about, this is the one. I am definitely going to be ending at least one of my sets over the festive season this year with it. So this is my official ‘‘sorry’’ to whoever is playing after me; it just has to be done.’
‘Africa’ – Digitaline‘I can’t stop playing this at the moment – totally hypnotic euphoric African business.’
‘Baby Wants to Ride’ – Frankie Knuckles feat. Jamie Principle ‘I had to put a classic in here. This song was made in 1987 and is actually older than me. I found it a year ago and it still sounds as if it were made yesterday. This record’s influence can still be heard in so many tracks today. It’s incredible.’

Route 94’s Christmas playlist

Listen to an exclusive festive playlist from the hot-topic house producer, featuring seasonal favourites and a few bangers to boot

By Tristan Parker

Newly risen deep house star Route 94 is a cool guy. He‘s crafted modern-day club anthems like ‘My Love’ and toured the world to spin tunes, but he’s certainly not too cool to enjoy Christmas. In fact, he loves Crimbo so much that he’s put together a festive playlist exclusively for Time Out, featuring winter classics from the likes of Dean Martin alongside golden house grooves from Frankie Knuckles and more.

Listen to the whole selection of Christmas songs below and read what Route 94 has to say about each track. And if that gets you in the mood for dancing, head to Eastern Electrics New Year’s Eve party at Studio 338, where Route 94 will be on the decks alongside other top DJ talents.

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