Few producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid and far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene as Daniel Pearce aka Eats Everything.
Dan’s journey began in 2011 with the fittingly titled debut ‘Entrance Song’ on Catz N Dogz’ ‘Pets’ imprint, which was championed by the likes of Seth Troxler, Carl Cox, and Jamie Jones. Dan’s next two bass-laden bombs, ‘The Size’ and ‘Tric Trac’ were picked up by Claude Von Stroke for his flagship Dirtybird label, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Dan has won DJ Magazine’s ‘Best British DJ’, became the only DJ ever to do two BBC Radio 1 Essential Mixes within the space of a year, and was charted at #13 in Resident Advisor’s Top DJs poll. Remix-wise, Dan has added the Eats Everything touch to a broad selection of artists and labels, including Jamie Jones, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs, Four Tet, Justin Martin, and Disclosure.
With work on his own Edible imprint, a relentless touring schedule trotting around the globe and his own Edible movement, Eats Everything continues to prove himself as one of the UK’s finest dance music exports.
Eats Everything will be manning Amnesia‘s Main Room, alongside Dubfire and Popof, while Sven Vath and Richie Hawtin handle Terrace duties, for TONIGHT’s Cocoon. Ahead of this stellar event, we caught up with Eats Everything to speak about everything (no pun intended) from Glastonbury to Twitter wars. In case you won’t be able to make it to Ibiza tonight, Eat Everything will be back in the Main Room on Monday, September 21 with Catz N’ Dogz and Subb-an.
“…you just have to man up, pull your finger out your ass & get on with it.”
I know you are recently coming off a Glastonbury performance? How was the festival this year? Were there any acts you caught who particularly stood out to you?
The festival was beyond amazing & I had an absolute blast as per usual.
With regard to other acts, I really don’t go there to watch people. I just go & have a lot of fun & let loose. Lionel Richie was the only person I watched & he was great, as expected.
What other festival have stood out to you (so far) this year?
All the festivals I have played have been great but Garden Festival in Croatia is my favourite festival to go & enjoy myself at & this year was no exception. It was its last year before its metamorphosis to Love International which is going to be just as good!
Now with Ibiza season in full swing, can you walk us through a typical day in the life of Eats Everything on a day when you’re performing on the island?
Hmmm, I wake up, take my son to Nursery (because I live on the island) then come home & buy a load of music & make a lot of edits & playlists for the night ahead. I don’t know what I’ll play but its nice got go armed with a big playlist of tracks that I may play. Then I’ll go for dinner & then to the club & have a lovely time 🙂
How do you prepare yourself, mentally and physically, for the rigours that Ibiza (and the summer season, at large) brings?
You just have to get on with it. Its my job, its the best job in the world & it is hard at times but its nothing compared to digging holes or sitting in an office on a phone talking to people you have no interest in & nothing in common with so you just have to man up, pull your finger out your ass & get on with it.
As you are quite active on Twitter and other social media, you definitely know the pros and cons to maintaining a prominent social media presence. Have you ever written anything on your account, which has backfired on you from the “Twitter-sphere”?
Many things I am sure, I can’t remember any right now specifically, but I do know that there have been certain opportunities with certain companies that have been offered, which are subject to checks & I have failed on the internet searches that they do!