On Sunday afternoon at Bayfront Park, I got to have a chat with Daniel Pearce, more commonly known as the house powerhouse Eats Everything at Ultra Music Festival. Read below to find out more about your favorite English producer and what similarities and differences he see between the U.S scene and the U.K scene, what his favorite part of playing in the U.S is along with possible future collaborations!
Diana DB: So what's your favorite part about coming to play shows and festivals in the U.S?
Eats Everything: I just like coming to America, people are nice. It's a good place to DJ. I feel like my sound has become more European as I've kind of like - what's the word? Because when deep house became a thing, I kind of started making that before it became a thing. I'm not saying I'm any kind of pioneer, but the sound I was making was two years before that back home. But then it caught on in America, like more Europen sounding music I suppose. So I feel like when I first came to play in America, the gigs were lower. The U.K or European gigs were higher up. But over the years, as the European sound has infiltrated or mashed up with the sounds in the U.S, the gigs are similar now. I can play like I do everywhere else then I would have five years ago.
Diana DB: I feel like the U.K kind of has a better music scene than we have here in the U.S.
Eats Everything: Yeah because EDM is still the big thing here. In England, EDM doesn't exist. In Europe, EDM doesn't exist. In Holland, it does. But in the U.K there's only like your Armin Van Buuren's and I'm don't mean any disrespect to any of them, absolutely zero. Armin van Buuren is a fucking legend. He stuck to his guns throughout his career. I got no disrespect, maybe Marshmello, he wears a f*ing marshmallow on his head. But you know, he's an entertainer and people like him. I have no problem with any of it. At the end of the day, kids and people love it, and that's what's important to me. Music is music. But since EDM is still a big thing in America, yeah our scene in Europe is better. Although America is definitely catching up. They're much more similar than they used to be.
Diana DB: What's your favorite city to play in the U.S?
Eats Everything: New York by far. Output in Brooklyn is the best; it's one of the best clubs in the world. I f*ing love it. New York is an amazing place.
Diana DB: You just released "Clash of the Tight-Uns" with Lord Leopard on Dirtybird. What has been the response on it thus far?
Eats Everything: I think they've done well. I really like the records. It's nice to be back with the Dirtybird gang because I've haven't been with them in a very long time. So yeah it's really cool, and I'm more than happy with the tunes.
Diana DB: So you're playing at tonight at 7:30 at Arcadia, what can we expect?
Eats Everything: I'm going to give you some techno. You know it's starting to get dark, just gonna rock it out. I hate DJ'ing when there are lights. I don't like being seen. If I'm DJ'ing and the spotlights on me, I tell my tour manager to turn all the lights off. I'm not here to be seen. I'm here to be heard, just listen to the music. That's why I think playing with a hat is a bit silly - but it works, and I have no problem with it.
Diana DB: Is there anyone you wish you could collab with in the future? Who would that be and why?
Eats Everything: That's a good one. I'm going to have to say Green Velvet. We've been talking about it for such a long time. I've obviously have done a remix for him, which was a big one. Then we've done a track together which was out on Disclosure's label, but we've never done one together. That was just a track I made and asked him to say something over the top and then the other one was just a remix of his tune. So I would like to see how he does things because he's f*ing amazing. He's like a proper queen. I've actually got a special into that he's done for me. He says "good evening parents, " but then he talks about me in it and then I drop my Flash remix.
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