The rise of Daniel Pearce, aka Eats Everything
- David Pollock
- 10 June 2013
The Bristolian DJ has collaborations planned with Justin Martin, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Catz ‘n’ Dogz
The Bristolian renaissance in dance music perhaps hasn’t had a lot of overground attention because of the disparity of all the producers to have emerged from the city in recent years (would you put Julio Bashmore, Peverelist, Joker and Appleblim on the same mix?), but the individuals involved are going on to greater and greater success. Take Daniel Pearce, also known as Eats Everything, whose been one of the biggest overnight successes the city has turned out – not that Pearce himself would describe his rise in such a fashion.
In every interview available, Pearce restates that all he ever wanted to do was be a DJ, and that he started out on that path when he was 12 in 1993. Apparently a wrestling fanatic at the time, he would use Felix’s rave classic ‘Don’t You Want Me’ as his own entrance music. Since then he’s been a builder, an electrician and a recruitment consultant while DJing as a part-time, small-time concern, until the realisation in 2010 that it’s only producers who have the profile to go on to huge success. A year later, not long after coming off the dole, Pearce would release ‘Entrance Song’ on Catz ‘n’ Dogz’s Pets label, a rich, warn old-school house track that would go on to give him his first substantial success.
Since then there have been releases on Dirtybird and Southern Fried, while there are collaborations with Justin Martin (an album), Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Catz ‘n’ Dogz themselves due this year. After that his own album looms, although there’s no hurry – patience seems to have worked for him so far.
Eats Everything also plays T in the Park, Balado, Fife, Fri 12 Jul.