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Eon (1992)

Ian Loveday, better known as Eon (22 September 1954 – 17 June 2009),[1] was a rave pioneer. [2]

Born in 1954, Loveday was the son of violinist Alan Loveday and pianist Ruth Stanfield.[3]

His tracks made their way to early 1990s pirate radio stations in London, and then out on vinyl through small labels like BAAD and Vinyl Solution. He released Void Dweller, with its dark and hard driving beats, on Columbia Records in September 1992; it used samples from David Lynch's Dune, The Outer Limits, and themes from the horror movie Basket Case.

His sound was a link between the early Detroit techno and contemporary dance music. In the early 1990s this release was shared between disc jockeys and musicians and was very influential. Eon was known for the acid techno song called "Spice" which was released in November 1990.[4] Later in his career he worked with Baby Ford and Bizarre Inc., and released singles on Trelik Records and Electron Industries.[5]



Loveday died on 17 June 2009 in London,[6] of complications from pneumonia.




  • Spice, Vinyl Solution LC7871 (10" 45rpm, 1990)


  1. ^ Daily Swarm obituary Archived 3 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Tribute site[dead link]
  3. ^ Inglis, Anne (2 May 2016). "Alan Loveday obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  4. ^ The Spice
  5. ^ Eon at Allmusic
  6. ^ Place of Death

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