Simon Neale, better known as Dave Spoon, is a radio DJ and dance music producer. He is part of the line up on BBC Radio 1’s ‘In New DJs We Trust’ feature which runs Thursday night/Friday morning 2am to 4am. The DJ has become notable for his hits, “Bad Girl (At Night)” with Lisa Maffia and “Baditude” with Sam Obernik.
On August 10, 2008, “Baditude” entered the UK Singles Chart at #34 on downloads alone. The following week, the song climbed to #29. Simon Neale (born 1977 in Portsmouth UK) grew up listening to a mixture of synth-pop, early 90’s House & Rave, and attended a secondary school that had an undiscovered TB-303 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, Roger Sanchez & Erick Morillo to name a few. 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 labels such as Joia, Cr2, Sony/BMG, Columbia & Island.