Producer Simon Neale has been playing with electronic music for years. Growing up listening to a mixture of synth-pop/early 90’s House, and attending a secondary school that had an undiscovered TB303 and Juno 60 (covered in dust) in the music room cupboard, you could say production was inevitable! School assemblies were never quite the same with House and Breakbeat driven tunes pumping out of the main hall.
Nowadays using his ‘Dave Spoon’ alias he’s firmly established himself as one of the hottest DJ/producers the scene has to offer, releasing top quality productions with his trademark grinding basslines, and rocking dance floors across the globe with his twisted electro sound.
Signing ‘21 st Century’ to Toolroom Records in 2004 was the breaking point for Spoon, an instant success supported by the likes of Roger Sanchez, Steve Lawler, Pete Tong. On a roll the ‘Sunrise EP’ followed, and was instantly signed to Seamus Haji’s Big Love imprint. With a lot of buzz and hype surrounding his releases the remixes poured in with re-works for the hottest underground labels including Stealth, Pool e/Cyber, Big Love, Toolroom and co-productions with Cr2’s MYNC project.
In 2006 keen to push musical boundaries and break new sounds Spoon released ‘At Night’ – an almighty dance floor killer with a seriously infectious bassline. Championed by the likes of Deep Dish, Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke the track caused a stir on the more discerning dance floors. With an added vocal in 2007 courtesy of Lisa Mafia the track crossed over as ‘Bad Girl (At Night)’, the biggest record of the Summer, earning Spoon his first top 40 hit.
Having landed himself a show on Radio 1’s ‘In new DJ’s we trust’, and with studio projects underway writing his artist album, and working with the likes of Pete Tong it seems a string of new original material is soon to be heard on a sound system near you, and an era of success looms large for the Spoon.