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Freeform, or Simon Pyke as he is known to his mother was born in 1977. The boredom of British suburbia meant that he spent much of his teenage years scouring car boot sales for music gear and making fuzzy beats and sound-bites. Shortly after he left school his first releases emerged on WormInterface and Skam records and he found himself in good company alongside label mates including Gescom and Squarepusher.

It wasn’t long before he got a taste for playing live and he was whisked off on a month-long UK tour with Autechre. In 1996 he moved to London to expand his musical outlook. In the nine years since then he has released eight albums, six singles and appeared on many compilations alongside other established artists, including Brian Eno, Aphex Twin, and Stereolab.

While Warp, Quatermass, and Leaf are among the stable of respected record labels Simon has released music with, Bill Laswell, Autechre, Atom Heart and Jan Jelinek are some of the names that have remixed his work. Flexing his own producing skills Simon has remixed a range of artists including hip hop act East Flatbush Project, percussionist Glen Velez and M. Mayer for techno label Kompact. The last nine years have also involved extensively touring Europe, USA and Japan playing clubs, festivals and venues including The Pompidou Centre in Paris.


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