Music nerds are a strange breed. Whether its the internet, dusty music stores, or even their girlfriends parents music collections, they are always searching. Never content with their own vast collections of music much of which they rarely play, the music nerd is at much at home in a noisy night club as they are in quiet contemplation with headphones on staring at the mid week rain through their bedroom window. Real Gone Kid is one such nerd and his tracks and DJ sets celebrate that fact.
Like many of his age, dance music’s arrival was the wake up call he needed. Thatcher’s Britain was a desperate place, and rave music provided a release. Over time his love for all forms of music began to take shape, and he decided to learn to DJ and make his own tracks. With some success, he DJed all over the country; recently going international and his tracks are finding themselves in the boxes of some of the major players in the progressive scene.
Now signed to Mirabilis Records, Envoked Recordings, Bootleg Social and E Sounds, with a steady flow of tracks coming out, Simon’s attention has changed to giving back to the scene, which started with a small podcast aimed at giving the stars of the future a chance to raise their profile in an industry rife with PR white noise and fake DJs. He wanted to show the world and himself that there were still DJs out there that played music for the love of it, rather than to become famous or make money. The podcast was called ExposureUK and ran for 3 years, he met some fantastic DJs and as a point of pride would travel the country to see them live before he considered them for the podcast, such was his devotion. That devotion got noticed by some important industry people and he was introduced to Musicology director Damion Pell who was, at the time, toying with the idea of a new website.
The rest they say, is history…