Get To Know: Eats Everything
This week's featured artist is Eats Everything...
We caught up with British DJ and producer Eats Everything to get to know a little bit more about him and his music.
From who inspires him musically to his career highlights so far. Check out our chat with him below.
1. For those who don’t know about you and your music, tell us a little bit about who you are and where you’re from…
Hi, I’m Eats Everything, I’m from Bristol and I try to make people dance for a living.
2. Describe your sound in three words…
FUN, BANGERS, GROOVE.
3. Who inspired you to start a career in music?
Seeing my mate’s older brothers going to raves and DJing inspired me to get my first pair of decks and start putting on my own parties, and I’ve always known I wanted to do that for a living ever since.
4. Who are your biggest musical influences?
There’s been a whole load of influences so it’s hard to pin down just a few people. I didn’t grow up in a particularly musical family so I always had to go out and find my own music. The Pet Shop Boys’ show on Radio 1 was the first thing that got me into electronic music, then going out raving when I was a teenager, to going to proper clubs when I was a bit older and seeing people like Carl Cox, Easygroove and Trevor Rockliffe.
Easygroove actually ran the DJ competition that got me my first gig when I was around 16. I also have to credit my friend Mastake Toyota who helped teach me about production ten years ago, and Catz N Dogz for giving me my first big break with ‘Entrance Song’ five years ago. Apart from that, I get influenced every time I go out and see other DJs playing amazing records.
5. Tell us about the writing and recording process for your new single/album…
The Powder Ladies EP has been a work in progress for a while. It was my first EP to come out on my Edible label so I really wanted to get it right and tested it on dancefloors a few times before I was ready to get it out there. I had to carve out studio time between touring and seeing my family as I always have to whenever I want to produce.
6. What can we expect from your live shows?
Hopefully good music and a proper party.
7. What has been your biggest career highlight so far?
Lots of moments are special to me for different reasons. Obviously the release of ‘Entrance Song’ was a a big moment, as was the first Fabric gig, the Fabric compilation or the first gig playing for my hero, Carl Cox, at his residency in Ibiza. This summer’s highlight would have to be playing the Space Closing - that club meant the world to me and it was a real honour to be part of that final moment.
8. Have you met anyone and been totally starstruck?
The first time I met Carl Cox, and the second, third and fourth time I met Carl Cox.
9. What’s on your iPod/playlists that people wouldn’t expect?
I still listen to classics like Rage Against the Machine but I listen to a lot of boogie/disco, thats my main home listening. I also haven’t lost my love for jungle - it’s my son’s favourite genre so far.
10. When can we see you live?
I’m just about to head off on my Eats Meets West tour, going back to my hometown of Wotton-Under-Edge, my wife’s hometown of Barnstaple, Bristol of course, as well as a few other major cities in the area plus two other locations that you can still vote for on my Facebook. I wanted to go back to where it all began!
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