Hello Eats Everything!
BBB: Lets start with the name, we understand this came from various nick names your friends had for you, however if there was already a ‘Superstar DJ’ named Eats Everything what would you have named yourself instead?
Eats Everything: I have no idea, that is a tough question! I took so long thinking up the name Eats Everything (surprisingly!). Mmmm, how about Da Burga King? Pretty cool eh?
BBB: In the last 12 months you have developed quite a distinctive sound for yourself, which has bought you much success, however, do you worry that you need to keep evolving your music to remain relevant?
Eats Everything: Definitely, I try to make every record different from the last, so I make bass musicish records, house records, deeper ones. Anything I feel like really, but you do need to keep evolving to survive I think to be honest.
BBB: Having followed you on Facebook for quite a while its quite clear that early mid nineties House is a key inspiration e.g. ‘To the Beat of the Drum’. What other 90’s classics do you have lurking in your record collection?
Eats Everything: I have a lot, thousands in fact. I love all early mid nineties house. F.U.S.E – Loop is one I always loved and any early MK, Rhythm Masters is Murk stuff is great.
…..any records you cant believe you bought, bad or guilty pleasures?
Eats Everything: I have both Do The Bart Thing by Bart Simpson and the Rave version of Sonic The Hedgehog on 7 inch vinyl!!
BBB: Nice, going back to the production side of things, how do you go about laying down a track? Do you start with the beat, bassline, the main hook etc etc? Give us an insight from start to finish, what gives you the most trouble?
Eats Everything: I never make a track in the same way to be honest. Sometimes things just happen, sometimes it takes a lot of toing and froing to get it. I am not very technical and don’t know a great deal about frequencies and all that kind of thing, so some mix engineers and really technical people may be able to pick massive faults with my music, but I just make what I make and people seem to like it and for that I am very happy. Some people say I’m underground, others say my music is cheesy. I don’t set out to fit into any box, I just make what I make and have fun.
……..any bits of kit that are key to the Eats Everything sound, any retro synths you are particularly fond of?
Eats Everything: That would be telling now wouldn’t it!!!!
BBB: In the last couple of years we have seen a number of talented new producers and DJs breaking through to inspire a generation, when you were younger who did you aspire to be, what made them stand out. For me Id have to say John Digweed.
Eats Everything: For me production wise it would have to be The Rhythm Masters, they were so ahead of their time and every track and remix was amazing. DJ wise it was DJ Ellis Dee and Carl Cox. Both amazing DJ’s and did it in a different way to everyone else.
BBB: Did you ever send any mixtapes to DJs you are now rubbing shoulders with, if so who.
Eats Everything: I never really sent mixtapes out as I was lucky enough to be playing with my idols each week throughout the mid/late 90’s and early 2000’s. Once I started producing in 2001 I sent music to virtually all of the DJ’s I am now rubbing shoulders with! Its crazy really!!
BBB: If you could go back to back with any DJ from any era, who would it be and why?
Eats Everything: DJ Ellis Dee or Carl Cox, because they are both simply amazing!
BBB: We understand you’re in the process of writing an album? Can you give us any inside gossip on what to expect musically, collaborations etc?
Eats Everything: I have no idea as to what its going to entail, how long it is going to take etc but I will be collaborating with some amazing people, I can guarantee that!
BBB: The last 12 months have seen you playing clubs far and wide, however we are now approaching festival season. What can we expect from your Glade performance, do you change it up when playing in a field?
Eats Everything: I do change it up when playing in a field. I find that you can play both more underground and also drop a few very obvious big records as well, and get away with it because everyone has that dancing outside vibe about them. I cannot wait!!!
BBB: And finally, obviously DJing and producing can be very tiring and therefore it’s very important to keep your energy levels up. What dietary advice would you offer to aspiring producers?
Eats Everything: Its very hard to stay healthy on the road but I try and eat as much Japanese food as possible. And I drink a lot of Sparkling Water. But I’m probably not the best person to ask as I am of the rotund persuasion.
Thanks for talking to us, see you at Glade.
Jonny Cassell (BBB)