If you follow dance music and haven’t been living under a rock for the last couple of years, you will probably be familiar with some of Eats Everything’s work – including catchy club staple ‘Dancing (Again!)’ and his popular early release ‘Entrance Song’. The following and respect Eats has built up meant it was no surprise that his appearance at The Tuesday Club sold out with days to spare, causing frantic Facebook searches for tickets among those who missed out. A flood of early arrivals and quality DJs beforehand meant expectations were high, but Eats Everything more than delivered.
Eats Everything was playing The Tuesday Club for the first time since he supported Disclosure at their TTC set four years ago. In this time, his unique combination of house, bass and techno has achieved success through a series of acclaimed releases in between numerous festival slots and high-profile remixes. Eats Everything’s sold out appearance marked the latest in a run of credible Tuesday Club bookings after recent slots from My Nu Leng, Redlight and Eton Messy.
Doors opened at the standard time of 11pm, yet people poured into Foundry quicker than usual and were treated to two impressive opening acts. Kicking off the party was Tank resident DJ Cloonee, who effortlessly blended techno with house in an intense selection of sounds. The quality of his mixing was reflected within the enthusiastic crowd reaction, the dancefloor filling up much quicker than on many aTuesday Club night. Using loops and drops to good effect, Cloonee has huge potential and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him appear higher up Tuesday Club listings in the coming months.
There was an effortless transition into Steve Lynam – a resident DJ for Sheffield’s own Muzik Events – whose expert knowledge and ability shone through during the course of his set. A lengthy ninety minute slot gave him a chance to progress things while establishing a consistent sound, consisting largely of high tempo grooves and deep house. The vast majority of selections were relatively unknown, but the crowd lapped up what was on offer and with good reason. The atmosphere of a party island was captured, which enabled the atmosphere to continue to build nicely.
Eventually it was time for the man himself, and Eats Everything got the crowd on board straight away with his distinctive house sound incorporating techno grooves and samples. Early European cuts smoothly followed on from Steve Lynam’s hour and a half, as Eats mixed slick basslines with more melodic elements and really got the sold out crowd hyped up. Newer cut ‘Big Discs’, premiered at the start of this year, sounded amazing when mixed live and the cheers on the record were matched by those raving the night away in Foundry.
In the course of two hours on the decks, Eats Everything managed to sustain momentum over two massive hours of exceptional house music. His set felt vibrant and well-rounded while not producing a single dull moment. A range of influences were on display and this worked in his favour, especially as things became heavier and more bass-driven in his second hour. After minutes of build-up to it, ‘Dancing (Again!)’ dropped initially in remixed form, swiftly followed by the huge original. The song’s hook line is still in my head as I write this review, and the crowd’s reactions coupled with skilful mixing of a real dance anthem made for the best moment of the night. That’s not to say there was any real decline after ‘Dancing’, though, as the last track in particular – a release from B-Code called ‘Feel Good’ – saw a rapturously good response. By the time the lights came on in Foundry, no one wanted to leave following a very enjoyable night.
The Tuesday Club has been on fire in recent weeks, with My Nu Leng still being excitably discussed by those who went and two top quality label showcases from Eton Messy and Lobster Boy. Eats Everything made this another memorable TTC night, and I for one couldn’t recommend seeing him live enough for those yet to do so.
Written by: Dominic Penna
Photography by: Elouisa Georgiou Photography