Simon Neale, aged 30 from Portsmouth, has been playing with electronic music for years. He grew up listening to a mixture of synth-pop and early 90's house, plus attended a secondary school that had an undiscovered TB303 and Juno 60 in the music room cupboard.
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 groove and rocking dance floors across the globe.
Signing '21st Century' to Toolroom Records in 2004 was a key point for Spoon, an instant success supported by the likes of Pete Tong and Roger Sanchez. The piano led 'Sunrise EP' followed and was instantly signed to Seamus Haji's Big Love imprint. With a lot of buzz surrounding his releases, the remixes poured in with re-works for the hottest underground labels including Stealth, Cyber, Toolroom & Cr2.
In 2006, keen to push musical boundaries and break new sounds, Spoon released 'At Night' - a dance floor killer. Championed by everyone from Deep Dish to Tiesto, the track caused a stir on dancefloors. With an added vocal in 2007 from Lisa Maffia the track crossed over as 'Bad Girl (At Night)' on Universal, it was one of the biggest records last summer, earning Spoon his first top 40 hit.
With a Ministry Of Sound “Summer Sessions” compilation under his belt, remixes of artists like Dizzee Rascal, Pet Shop Boys plus updates of classics such as Gat Décor's 'Passion', 2007 has moved Spoon further into the limelight. Having landed himself a show on Radio 1's 'In New DJs We Trust', writing his artist album and writing with the likes of Pete Tong, it seems a string of new material is soon to be heard on a sound system near you.