Simon Minay aka Spins showed a keen interest in music from a very early age. With very strong roots deep in the heart of classical music, Simon learned piano, trumpet, and later, harpsi​chord, as well, which became a favoured instrument. Inspired by listening to his grandf​ather's organ playing on his father's reel to reel, he attended York Minster Choir from age of 8 where he learned to sing as well.

At the age of 15, Simon fell in love with EDM, after being introduced to the likes of the Prodigy and other Goa/Psy trance sounds. House music followed, and at age 21, he attended Leeds College of Music where he studied Bachelor of Performing Arts degree, majoring in early keyboard music.

Recognising a big link between EDM and classical music, Simon's vision was to fuse the two styles. Early attempts at his own dance music creations whilst at school in 1994/5 reflect this fusion; and later as well, in 2003, when he obtained his first computer to facilitate further creation.

After a period of slow progress, Simon's musical career has been steadily rising since 2012, when his work was signed by Beating Records & OSS Records Blue & Club G Records.