Concrete Music Presents Eats Everything at The Astoria, Portsmouth
Concrete Music continue to push the boundaries when it comes to underground. With a spate of great bookings over the last six months, it’s been great to see Portsmouth’s dance music scene booming. Preditah, Huxley, b.traits and DJ Q are just a few of the names welcomed to Concrete’s regular Thursday night at The Astoria. For a special Easter event, the local events organiser bought in one of the world’s best tech/house DJs. Eats Everything made his way to Portsmouth, playing to a sold out gig at the nightclub.
Eats Everything is one the best British producers around, hailing from Bristol. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry. Eats has collaborated with a number of artists including Justin Martin, Catz & Dogz and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs. Eats Everything started playing clubs in Bristol, and was soon given a permanent residency at the Bristol night Ripsnorter in the early 2000s, as well as playing a few gigs in Europe.
However, it wasn’t until 2011 that the 35 year old’s career really started to gather momentum. When Everything’s ‘Entrance Song’ was signed to Pets Records, followed soon after by a release on Claude Von Stroke’s Dirtybird label then their was no stopping a hugely successful future. Performances at some of the world’s biggest and best clubs including Fabric, DC10, Amnesia, The Warehouse Project, Space Ibiza put the Bristol DJ’s name out there. Not to mention top sets at the likes of Glastonbury, Bestival, Creamfields and Secret Garden Party.
Eats Everything’s profile was raised even further when he received support from dance music legend Pete Tong. Tong requested three Essential Mixes from the DJ for BBC Radio 1 since 2011, the most recent of which being in 2013. The mix was a live recording of Pete Tong and Eats Everything back-to-back at The Warehouse Project. This also lead the DJ into his three month residency at XOYO in London in 2014. It is also worth mentioning that Eats Everything won ‘Best British DJ’ in 2012 at DJ Magazine’s ‘Best of British Awards’.
This always comes across, showing off his high DJing standards and his many talents. Playing to a packed room, Eats kept the crowd entertained for his whole two hour set. His energetic style of tech/house always proves its worth, boasting a mixture of tech tracks and some of his own favourites. The Bristol DJ also made sure to drop his latest release ‘Big Discs’, a song that’s already proving to be popular, gaining support from the likes of Pete Tong and Annie Mac. Concrete made sure to add some extra content to the event too, with a temporary parachute covering Astoria’s main dance floor. This brought the ceiling done to just above head height, improving the atmosphere in the room.
I hope to see Concrete continue to make bookings of this calibre. The company is continuing to grow with collaborations with the upcoming Mutiny Festival, now in its third year, as well as curating artists at Bournemouth’s upcoming Somerley Tea Party, now also in its third year. The end of April will see Concrete set sail from Portsmouth with a boat party (lineup TBC). Tickets and info available at https://www.facebook.com/concretemusicuk/?fref=ts.
Venue – 8/10
DJ/Band – 9/10
Music – 9/10
Overall – 9/10