Thursday, January 12, 2006

Mark Spoon of Jam & Spoon dies

Mark Spoon died this week of a heart attack. He was half of Jam & Spoon, a German trance duo. They were hugely influential in the early 90s as an inventor and innovator of the trance music genre.

In the long run, they will always be remembered for "Stella", which sampled the beats from Moby's "Go!", "Follow Me", which at 12 minutes long, was way longer than anything else being released at that time, had a huge two-minute long breakdown, and even sped up at the end. Finally, there will always be their remix of Age of Love's "Age of Love", best known for its acidic buzzing and choir vocals, which is still played out regularly.

Expect to hear all these on next week's Swoon.