From making mixtapes for the family car in the 80’s with pop records, to a BBC Radio 1 residency, providing part of GTAV’s FlyLo soundtrack and establishing 2 solid aliases that have been hugely responsible for switching up trends in House music… Shadow Child (fka Dave Spoon) is one of the Worlds most respected producers.
With new material in 2018 already set to be unleashed on DJ Haus’ Unknown to the Unknown, Dusky’s 17 Steps and Josh Wink’s legendary Ovum, the road ahead looks as exciting as ever.
Born on the south coast of the UK, he started out making Rave tunes at the age of 13 at School in 1990. Fast forward across almost 30 years of varying roles in music, his limited DJ sets across the globe have put high demand on his presence at festivals and clubs alike, but the studio environment is still where Simon feels truly at home. Over the last 14 years, releases and remixes have come thick and fast via a huge range of labels from Dirtybird, Hot Creations, XL, R&S, trough to Toolroom, Ministry of Sound, Polydor, and most major labels to boot. Official reworks of seminal tracks like Future Sound of London’s ‘Papua New Guinea’, Gat Dècor’s ‘Passion’ and Jaydee’s ‘Plastic Dreams’ have also formed part of Shadow Child’s armoury.
All this, plus his own Food Music imprint, has cemented his mark on electronic music whilst always supporting new artists, not least through his weekly radio show on Rinse FM which is already over 5 years deep.
Unafraid to genre-hop whilst equally keeping crowds happy is a challenge that’s accepted and delivered every time. Nothing inspires him more than pushing things across boundaries and weaving his roots of Rave, Jungle and Techno into new projects and DJ sets. Whatever the label, whatever the alias, Simon is held in the utmost regard and whilst being a humble character, he’s always known what he’s here to do.