It's been one hell of a meteoric rise for Eats Everything, AKA Daniel Pearce, since 2011's explosive "Entrance Song" catapulted the UK DJ-producer to the top of the international charts, landing him DJ Mag's prestigious annual Best Breakthrough Producer award.
Hardly a flash in the pan, Pearce has continued going from strength to strength since his auspicious debut with piping hot releases on esteemed house labels like Dirtybird, Pets, and Hypercolour. He's even expanding his singular creative vision with Edible, a multi-faceted brand concept, part label, part international party series, and all-around artistic forum.
"I see Edible as a vehicle to expand my horizons within the dance music sphere," Pearce tells New Times. "To not just be a DJ, but to put on parties, release music, and create content like art and silly merchandise. I don't like the term brand because that is not what dance music is about for me. I fucking love dance music and everything about it. It's the best thing in the world -- wife and son aside -- and I want to be involved in as many different avenues as possible."
Of course, Pearce has already hit the ground running in 2015 with the release of Fries With That?, his new whopping two-disc compilation album on Hypercolour, a label from his hometown of Bristol specializing in his type of forward-looking house and techno with nostalgic UK rave flavors.
"We had been planning the CD for nearly four years," he explains. It's taken time because I took a long time to find the records that I wanted on each CD, and getting clearance on them took a while as well, because many of the labels either don't exist anymore or are impossible to find a contact for. Each CD represents two sections of my DJ history to date. Main Course is a snapshot of what you would find if you came to watch me play a long set at the moment. Dessert is records that I hold close to my heart -- classic records that I grew up with."
And as for his progress in the studio as of late, it seems Eats Everything fans won't have to wait long for original new material to drop.
"I have been in the studio a fair bit since the turn of the new year," Pearce discloses. "And I will hopefully be putting out a fair few releases this year with some labels that I have released on before and some that I have not, again, expanding my horizons."
"I am in a position to grow now as a DJ and producer," he adds. "I have to widen the scope of labels that I put music out on. Obviously, I will still be releasing on Pets and Dirtybird, if they will have me. But I would like to release on other labels too and broaden my musical fan base."
But why rely strictly on Eats Everything recordings when you can hear him in the flesh during Miami Music Week? Because in addition to headlining at Ultra Music Festival this year, Pearce is planning a very special Edible shindig in collaboration with Pets Recordings on March 27.
"The Edible and Pets boat party is going to be great," he promises. :Playing with Catz 'N Dogz is always amazing, and having KiNK play his live set is always an education. I love Miami and WMC, and being able to see all my friends who I only get to see a couple of times a year."
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