Magnetic Interviews Eats Everything Before He Devours The US

It’s not a huge tour, but we are very happy to say that Eats Everything is headed to North America for his first solo tour. He’ll be spreading his brand of EDM culture merrymaking in Detroit, Miami, San Diego, Montreal and more and it all kicks off for the dirtybird Bristolian on August 30.

The UK has seen a house music resurgence as of late and one of the men at the top of the totem pole is Eats Everything. A little UK bass, Detroit techno, jungle and early rave are the sounds that define his DJ sets. If you appreciate the anything goes approach from a dancefloor perspective, get ready to be captivated.

Not just a skilled DJ, be on the lookout for upcoming releases on Hot Creations, Hypercolour, Pets, Greco Roman and Digital Soundboy. Also of note is his new EP for Dirtybird “Vertigo,” which will be released October 10.

“Last time I played in Detroit at DEMF earlier this year my flight home was a lot of a nightmare…I got to that airport at 12:35 pm and left at 2:45 am!”

Before you did into our interview, enjoy the free EDM download…

Travel probably takes up more of your time than it does the common man. Do you have any tales of extreme excitement or extreme boredom that the average person might enjoy reading?

Extreme boredom yes! Last time I played in Detroit at DEMF earlier this year my flight home was a lot of a nightmare. I connected from Detroit to a city the name of escapes me right now. Anyway, I walked out of my gate and my next plane to the UK was at the gate next door, I thought “you beauty” and sat down for the hour and a half wait. The plane then got delayed because of tech problems for two hours, then three, then 4 then it was cancelled. I begged to be put onto another plane, the only one that was viable was in the other terminal which was a 20 min run away, boarding in 30-minutes so I took my chances and sprinted across the airport, got to the terminal to find out the flight was delayed because of “tech issues”!!! Anyway after an hour we are about to board, the tech issue was a broken toilet door in 1st class. Anyway, as we are boarding an almighty Thunderstorm kicks off and we are stranded on the runway for 2 hours!!! I got to that airport at 12:35pm and left at 2:45 am!!! Boring enough for you?

Are there any cities or club nights you’re looking forward to playing most on this trip?

I am looking forward to them all equally! Diplomatic answer.

Do you have a favorite airline?

My favorite airline is probably BA, because the seats are comfy and the staff is friendly!

Are there any airlines you won’t fly?

No, not as of yet. But I have been on some suspect Eastern European ones where people still smoke and there is duct tape holding stuff together!

Do you make a right or left when get on a plane?

Unfortunately coach. Maybe one day…

What’s your drink of choice?

Dark Rum (not navy!!!) and ginger ale.

What items do you always take with you on the road?

Inflatable sleeping pillow, MacBook and iPad.

Do you read books on the road?

I don’t read books; I generally watch inane rubbish on one of my devices.

Do you remember the first time you had a live audience’s complete attention?

I can’t really remember, as I have been DJing in clubs since I was 16, which is 16 years ago! I would have been playing a mixture of house and speed garage at the time though!

What have you learned about yourself from being on the road and touring?

That I am actually a lot more organized than I thought, and that I find travelling a lot more boring than I thought I would.

Do you have any pre-gig routines or green room rituals?

Sadly, for interview purposes, no. Sorry.

“I never really know what I am going to play, I just get there and try things out, see what’s going down the best.”

Which do you prefer, a smoky, low-lit club or a big stage with bright lights and colored gels?

Probably a smoky low-lit club because you can get more of an atmosphere, if it’s rammed, by playing a lot of different records. I find myself playing a lot bigger and more banging/obvious records on big stages. I always have fun in the smaller clubs.

How much of your set changes from gig to gig?

I obviously have my selection of tracks that I have made. I always try and play two or three of my bigger records in my set, and I make an awful lot of edits so I never really know what I am going to play, I just get there and try things out, see what’s going down the best.

What’s on your Rider?

3/4 x CDJ2000, Pioneer DJM900 Nexus mixer, Dark Rum and Ginger Ale. That’s it! I’m easily pleased.

If you were the biggest musician in the world, what would be on your Rider?

If I was just DJing, then it would be the same. If I was playing live then I would need a bit more kit, but that’s about it!

Do you travel with anyone specific?

I have a tour manager, Nathan, who comes with me from time to time. Not on this tour. Not a lot of point, it’s such a short in and out tour that it’s a waste of everyone’s time!

Do you have an adventurous palette?

I think I ate horse in Kazakhstan!!! Pretty weird!

What is the most colorful incident you have involving a fan?

There are a crew of guys and gals who come to my gigs quite a lot and they bring signs that get more elaborate each time. They now have baseball caps with the phrase “Eat Me” sewn into them!! It’s fucking cool!

What’s the most memorable time you’ve had on the road outside of the club?

I reckon in Detroit this year actually at the MGM grand. I was with Justin Martin, J Phlip, etc. and we just went from room to random room drinking the minibar! It was extremely funny. I can’t go too much into detail though! Could be deadly.

How do you like to spend your free time/days off on the road?

If I am in the US then I try and sleep a lot of the time because my body clock is screwed. To be honest, if I don’t know anyone in the place I am then I tend to just stay in my hotel, watching movies, making music etc.! It is rare that I am in a place for much longer than 24hrs. I had many memorable days on my last US tour but I have a very bad short-term memory, and was mainly drunk so have no recollection of them!

How, if at all, is being on the road conducive to your creative process? Do you work on music while touring?

I find that you listen to A LOT of music so I get very inspired. I don’t really make tracks on the road…I just put down ideas.

If you were to describe your sound as a scent, a signature fragrance as it were, what would it be called?

Beefy. Not for Vegetarians.

How would you describe your sound to a deaf person?

A deaf person wouldn’t have much grasp on what the sounds I was describing were but I would say Bass Bass Bass.

Do you have any pets? What do they do while you’re on the road?

I have two Siamese cats. They are awesome. They stay at home with my fiancé.

What the first thing you do when you wake up?

Check my bloody iPhone. First Email, then Twitter, then Facebook! Sad bastard.

What the last thing you do before you go to sleep?

Check my bloody iPhone. First Email, then Twitter, then Facebook! Sad bastard.

What do you look forward to most when the tour is over?

Coming home to my fiancé and cats and sleeping in my own bed!

You probably shake a lot of hands on the road, if people were really to listen after you shook their hand for the first time, what would you say to them?

What’s your name mate is generally the thing I ask, and say thanks for coming out.

Do you have any photos from the road you’d like to share with Magnetic readers?

Unfortunately I am not a big photo taker. God I’m boring.

What are the top 5 songs in your iTunes “most played” folder?

Paul Simon “Graceland
Elvis “Such A Night
Jessie Ware “Running” (Disclosure Remix)
Michael Jackson “Day & Night
Eats Everything “The Size

North American Tour Dates:

Aug 30 – St Louis @ Lola
Aug 31 – San Diego @ Voyeur
Sep 01 – Detroit @ TV Bar
Sep 02 – Miami @ Electric Pickle
Sep 03 – Montreal @ Piknic Electronic / dirtybird BBQ

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