OVER the past 18 months, the ubiquitous creeping synths of ‘At Night’ might have penetrated everywhere from the most underground floors earlier in its life to the tackiest sticky carpet clubs around of late thanks to Lisa Maffi a, but ‘08 will be the year Dave Spoon’s true diversity comes shining through.
ntitled ‘Televizion’, Dave’s debut LP will drop on Mark Knight’s Toolroom mid-‘08 and sees him fully fl exing his creative muscles with deeper electro-tech vibes, ‘80s pop infl uences and vocal contributions from The Streets tour doyenne Neon and ragga toaster Sweet Irie.
That track is really inspired by the vibe of early jungle — stuff like ‘The Helicopter Tune’ — but delivered in a house template,” explained Spoon. Another interesting hook-up comes through a breaksy bass-funk house cut with jungle don DJ Zinc, whilst on another side of the spectrum the versatile Spoon continues to work with Pete Tong.
Keeping his fi ngers in pies, Spoon will hand-pick remixes so he doesn’t sacrifice the quality reached with his recent Dizzee Rascal relick, and has projects afoot in high profi le artist production and soundtracking work for the revived empire of cult goth flicks Hammer Horror.