This Song Got Eats Everything Fired From a Gig

Eats Everything reveals how the Horrorist's track "One Night in NYC" got him fired.
Eats Everything on the RBMA stage at Movement 2015
Eats Everything © Jeremy Deputat/Red Bull Content Pool

Eats Everything, the British electronic music artist who delivered one our favorite remixes of 2014 (Disclosure's "F for You"), has become one of the most sought-after producers and DJs on the planet. Born Daniel Pearce, Eats solified this standing in January with the release of his delicious two-disc compilation "Fries With That."

“These mixes have been a labor of love for me, and something that I really wanted to get across in the right way," he said at the time. "Disc 1 is a collection of records that I am really feeling at the moment and hope will stand the test of time as a mix CD that you can listen to for years to come, whilst Disc 2 is basically a collection of ‘my classics,' either records I grew up with, ones that got me into house/techno, or I have discovered along the way and have become classics to me, even if I have only known them for a short while."

Since the release of "Fries With That," Eats Everything has performed at the Movement festival in Detroit and EDC Las Vegas. Now take a musical trip through Eats Everything's brain with the songs that influenced his life and music.

The track that made me want to make music was …

"There are many examples, but one that stands out right before I started is the Plump DJs' remix of 'Bumper' by Elektronauts. It was on the 'A Plump Night Out' album that came out in 2000. It was a sublime album from a genre that I wasn't really into, but when I heard that track I was blown away by the originality, the depth, the way in which the track grew. You really have to listen to it from start to finish to get just how good it is, which I've done on many, many occasions. The elements that make up the track are ingenious, and the way it grows is masterful. I got the bug from that record."

The soundtrack to my first romantic fumble was …

"I don't really remember, but my friend Hannah's first romantic fumble with her boyfriend at the time was to Bon Jovi's 'Bed of Roses,' which has always made me laugh. What sort of dude do you have to be to choose 'Bed of Roses' as the theme tune to the loss of your virginity? Very suave, I would imagine."

Eats Everything live in Detroit
Eats Everything serving up good times © Jeremy Deputat/Red Bull Content Pool

My karaoke track of choice is …

"It has to be 'Working Day and Night' by Michael Jackson. You can wow the tens of onlookers with crotch grabs, flick-kicks and ‘u-cha-ooohs’ galore. It sends them into a frenzy, mark my words. It’s not a major Jackson hit either, so you can really go to town and make it your own."

The track I'd play to shock my parents is …

"This one’s easy. The Horrorist’s 'One Night in NYC.' A proper techno record with a mildly disturbing monologue running throughout. Not one for fans of daytime [BBC] Radio 2, that's for sure. I actually played this record on a weekly student radio show I did back in 1999 or 2000 and promptly got sacked. It was fun while it lasted, though."

The song I wish I'd written is …

"Paul Simon's 'Graceland.' It's my favorite song of all time, and it's an absolute masterpiece of songwriting. The lyrics are really well thought out and mean something, and the music is out-of-this-world good. I was never a major Paul Simon fan, but this record is just perfect. The main guitar hook is second to none."

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