I Am Spatial Awareness.
Spatial Awareness is a dj and producer taking the slightly more oblique path; part unreconstructed indie kid, part soul enthusiast, part techno fiend, and part disco weirdo.
The last few years have been an upward trajectory for the distinctive sound of Spatial Awareness, with music out on Dj Pierre’s Jack Trax, Twirl!, I Love Acid, Get Up Recordings, and the Interzone Music Club imprint (that he co-owns with fellow Southender Pete Dorling). In addition to his warmly received original works, he has also been busy remixing artists such as Hannah Holland, Boy George, Jozef K, Wes Baggaley, Marc Almond, Lil’ Mark, The Woodentops, and more.
Clocking up regular plays on National UK radio, Spatial Awareness has been a guest on the “An Evening With…” slot on Nemone’s Electric Ladyland show on BBC 6Music, soon followed by an invitation to play at the BBC 6Music Festival in Bristol. Summer 2020 saw another dimension added to the world of Spatial Awareness – an increasingly popular Friday night radio show on the iconic Street Sounds Radio.
Spatial Awareness – or Tony - was blessed with a musically eclectic youth… Raised in the Essex soul music hotspot of Canvey Island with 2 djs for older brothers, and exposed to their various influences of all things soul, funk, hip hop, emerging house, but also indie and classic pop, young Spatial inevitably became a mobile dj by the age of 15 – a baptism of fire around the insalubrious establishments of deepest Essex. A progression to clubs soon followed, as well as a growing urge to make music. Stints playing bass in terrible punk bands lead to an interest in engineering and production and eventually actually creating electronic music.
Acid, disco, techno, and house all blur together sublimely at the edges in the world of Spatial Awareness. His somewhat eclectic tastes encompass a lot of quite disparate things - dub, film soundtracks, electronica, post-punk, motorik rhythms, synthpop, Bowie and Roxy and the Velvets and more besides… Elements of all these seep into the music Spatial Awareness creates and plays.