Perhaps he's snacked on something that's upset his usually chirpy demeanour—an undercooked potato or something—but Dan Pearce shows his swarthier side on his latest EP for Catz N' Dogz' ever-reliable Pets Recordings. That's not to say that Eats Everything's all-court game—encompassing attention-grabbing basslines, snappy house grooves and ravey attitude—has been kicked to the sidelines, just that "Jagged Edge" is his deepest project to date. A barrelling, reverb-heavy bassline and angry, whistling synths stride across it, joined by a plonking G-Funk-style keyboard motif. Eats Everything with added bite, if you will.
In case you weren't already convinced of his versatility, Eats Everything then takes a nostalgic trip back to his hardcore and drum & bass formative years on "This Elbow." Kicking off with galloping congas, Pearce then gaffa-tapes gut-bothering sub-bass to it, followed by layers of muted, cut-up rave horns, military breakbeats and cosmic pulses. The good news is that such has been his meteoric rise, we've probably only scratched the surface with this fella.
Tracklist: Eats Everything - Jagged ElbowA Jagged Edge
B This Elbow