Few producers in the history of dance music have made such a rapid and far-reaching impact on the electronic music scene as Eats Everything aka Daniel Pearce. Alongside other musical exports like Julio Bashmore, Laurie Appleblim, and Waifs & Strays, Eats Everything is at the forefront of talented producers to come out of Bristol, the West Country’s Bass Epicentre. Eats has defined an entirely new genre of forward-thinking underground house music that draws in elements from classic house, UK bass music, Detroit techno, jungle and early rave, paying homage to everything from Randy Crawford to Ray Charles and Murk to MK.
While some producers spend years finding their feet, Dan made a clear statement of intent in 2011 with his debut release ‘Entrance Song’ on Catz N Dogz label - ‘Pets Recordings’ which went on to become the runner up ‘record of the summer’ chosen by tastemaker Pete Tong. ‘Entrance Song’ was championed all summer long by the likes of Seth Troxler, Carl Cox, and Jamie Jones and played a major contributing factor in Eats becoming the #12 most charted producer of 2011 on Beatport, and the #18 most charted producer on Resident Advisor. Following ‘Entrance Song’, 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. By the end of 2011, Dan had set a record by being the first dance music producer to have two different tracks feature on two different shows on BBC Radio One for thirteen consecutive weeks.
2012 escalated even further and Eats Everything surpassed a number of new milestones over the course of the year including winning DJ Magazine’s ‘Best British DJ’ and becoming the only DJ ever to do two BBC Radio 1 Essential Mixes within the space of a year, while he jumped another five places to become #13 most charted producers on Resident Advisor.
Since 2011 Dan has remained consistently prolific, releasing on a broad selection of labels including Get Physical, Black Butter, Shy FX’s Digital Soundboy, Classic, PMR, FFRR, Leftroom and Sony/Deconstructed, while he has been tapped up to add his midas touch to remixes for the likes of Jamie Jones, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur, We Have Band, Roy Davis Junior, Huxley, Catz’n Dogz, Maxxi Soundsystem, Four Tet, Crazy P and. Stand out releases include his remixes of Justin Martin’s ‘Ruff Stuff’ and Chicken Lips’ ‘He Not Hot’, his ‘Jagged Elbow’ and ‘Vertigo’ EPs, and his ‘Slow For Me’ EP amongst many more.
Some call him the curator of fun, and he’s known for building a party from sticks and stones, from the ground upwards, and nurturing it like a child. One party in particular that made Ibiza history was Dan’s 9-hour set with Claude Von Stroke at legendary club ‘Sands’. His DJ sets always attract expansive crowds and on this occasion a casual lunchtime spin evolved from 40 people to 400. Eats was later informed by the owner that in ten years of living on the Island, he’d never witnessed a party flow so naturally, and ranked it in his top ten Ibiza moments of all time! Some of Dan’s other personal party favorites include Pacha (Ibiza), Space (Ibiza), Warehouse Project (Manchester), fabric (London), Exit Festival (Serbia), and Cielo (New York).
2013 starts an entirely new chapter for Eats Everything’s world domination. His ‘Feather Fight’ EP in February with fellow dirtybird Justin Martin and a remix of Jamie Jones’ ‘Whiff It Yall’ set the tone for a huge year, with ‘The Withywood Walk’ on the dirtybird Players EP dropping shortly after and his collaboration with Total Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs prepped for Cross Town Rebels soon. Add to this that Dan is currently working on an album project with Justin Martin, which will be released on dirtybird in May 2013 and you start to get the idea of just how restlessly creative Pearce is. Outside the DJ / artist world he’s also producing for a select few artists and is in the middle of working with singer/songerwriter Sinead Harnett.
Meanwhile his diary is even busier then ever and you can find him playing everywhere from Watergate in Berlin to In:Motion in Bristol, with a tour of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia scheduled for this spring. Looking towards the summer and things certainly won’t be slowing down with shows confirmed at Bestival, Hideout, Snowbombing, Secret Garden Party, Parklife, Glade, SW4, Glastonbury, We Are Festival, Sonar, Beach Break, Lovebox, Eastern Electrics, Creamfields, Shambala and more.
This year we will see him continue to push Eats Everything into new and indefinable realms with the launch of his Edible movement. Edbile isn’t just a series of parties or a website, and it's definitely not a record label, but rather Edible is a consolidation of the different facets of Dan's buoyant personality and eclectic taste in music. Starting with a UK tour this May, this unique platform will encompass all things Eats and provide a vehicle to explore anything and everything that is possible.
This is just the tip of the iceberg with a number of Eats Everything and Edible developments planned in 2013...