On the heels of a two-year hiatus from his Spor alias, Jon Gooch – more commonly known by his Feed Me moniker – debuts on mau5trap under his alternate drum & bass persona. Having only previously released on the deadmau5-run label as Feed Me, Gooch now takes to the esteemed tastemaker to deliver his frenetic drum & bass as Spor. Spor’s “Let Me Be” is out now ahead of his forthcoming Cave EP.
A prolific drum & bass artist with a project dating back to the early 2000s, Spor is known for his cutting-edge approach to sound design. The multi-hyphenate cut his teeth on early production software as a teenager in his family home, learning the ins-and-outs of organic and synthetic sound. Inspired by the sounds of Pink Floyd, Yes, Radiohead, and Squarepusher, Gooch’s fascination with electronic instrumentation grew from a young age, and at 18-years-old, Spor was born. Throughout his widely celebrated career, Spor released hit singles “Darkest Hours” and “Aztec,” with his recent 2020 Anachronic EP garnering high praise across the industry. Having stepped away from his drum & bass alias for two years to focus on Feed Me, Spor returns with “Let Me Be,” a cerebral work of high-octane sound design.
“My career as Spor ultimately was what led me to meeting Joel in London and signing with mau5trap, something that was a huge catalyst and substantially altered my life,” explains Gooch. “It made sense to me to finally bring these two entities together with a release. Cave was the Latin motto of my hometown at that time, as well as a refuge, solitude, fortification, and a creative space. Holed up, nocturnal, pushing for driving energy and exploring with sound- that is a location I can always come back to.”
Stream “Let Me Be” below.