b. USA. From Rochester, New York, Gage can genuinely point to a life-long commitment to his art. ‘I’ve been possessed by music ever since I was a very little kid. I was collecting 45s when I was four or five years old. I had boxes for them, and I would go off to my Grandma’s house and just play records the whole time I was there. So, in a sense, even at that age I was a DJ’. However, until the early 90s he subsisted entirely on wages from waiting tables. Two cult 12-inch successes, the Cusp EP and Vapourspace’s ‘Gravitational Arch Of 10’, both for Plus 8 Records, changed that. ‘Gravitational Arch Of 10’, was, in fact, a misprint. The title was meant to have read ‘Arch Of Lo’, but a mix up at the pressing plant ensured that it passed into techno folklore under a slightly different title. He went on to tour as Vapourspace, which is also the name of his studio, and was quickly signed up to a mult-album recording contract with ffrr Records, gaining rave reviews from a US tour with the Aphex Twin, Moby and Orbital.
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