Eats Everything is one of the hottest names in EDM culture this year. He worked with Nile Rodgers on the IMS anthem, crushed stages of festivals across the US and has brought his signature sound to many of the leading new electronic music labels. The homies over at Less Than 3 got a chance to rap with Eats Everything about this monumental year for him and how he's handling it all. Here's an excerpt:
What was it like being chosen to collaborate with Nile Rodgers for the 2013 IMS anthem?
Dan: Well, I didn’t really collab with him, as it was more of a remix really, but I did speak to him a few times, and he’s just a f*cking incredible guy. He’s a quote machine. I’ve never known one man to say so many poignant things. He sent me the parts and a couple of the bits I didn’t really like, and I felt really bad, but I called him back. He sung a particular thing, and I didn’t really like the way he sung it, so he redid that. He was just so open to anything and everything that you wanted to do and really enthusiastic. Hopefully I’ll get to work with him again. He said he wants to, so I don’t know. He’s the busiest man on the planet right now.
Who are some other names in music that you would love to collaborate with?
Dan: Jacques Lu Cont. I’ve met him and he’s a really nice guy and I respect the things that he’s done in the past. I’d love to work with Switch as well at some point in the future. I met him while I was in LA, and he was great. I’m open to work with anyone. Other than those guys I mentioned, I don’t really sit there and think to myself, ‘I’d like to work with this guy, or that guy.’ I am quite happy working on my own, and if the opportunity arises that I get to work with someone, then bring it on. But if it doesn’t, then it’s not the end of the world for me.
What are some stand-out differences in the sound and style you produced under the Coat Of Arms collaboration with Chris James versus Eats Everything?
With the Chris James thing, pretty much all of the records, apart from one of them that came out on Pets, I wrote. We did a couple of things together, but at the time everything was a little bit segregated–like, you could only be in the techno scene if you were in the techno scene. It was just in that transitionary kind of period, but now everyone’s in it together, and everyone kinda mucks in together. But I wouldn’t really say there’s much difference, especially not nowadays. I haven’t made any music in ages because I’ve been on the road the whole time, but nowadays I try to make everything I make as different as I possibly can from what I’ve made before and also from what’s out there now because I want to be king, to be leading the pack and not just sat in the middle of it.
If you think about it, two years ago, when I first sort of blew up, the only labels that were putting out music like the music that me and Justin Martin and Catz ‘N Dogz, et cetera, are making, were dirtybird and Pets. Now there are hundreds and hundreds of labels all putting out that kind of music. If you come and watch me play now, you probably won’t hear very many dirtybird-type records. I play a lot more techno and groovy kind of house stuff just ’cause I want to be ahead of the game not chasing the game. I don’t want that sounding in any way arrogant. I’m not saying I’m the f*cking leader. I’m just saying to have longevity within this industry, you’ve got to be willing to step out of boundaries and not get stuck in making the same sounding sh*t, because you can get really big and do really well for a while, and that can disappear so quickly if you get stuck in a rut. If you stay to one style, you’ll disappear.
Read the complete interview on Less Than 3.