ERIC D. CLARK
From Disco to Disco, from piano to electro & more: Eric D. Clark started his DJ career 30 years ago. From Sunday church performances in California at the age of 10 as a classical & gospel piano prodigy to disco and electronica keyboard mastering, Eric trained his ears and hands until 1981 when he finally claimed his place behind turntables and took up residencies in San Francisco’s most famous clubs including The Underground, Das Klub and The End Up.
Six years later, Eric integrated the Parisian night life and played in an eclectic array of venues: galleries, straight and gay clubs, as well as early soul, break-beat, and jungle raves… By the early 90’s he started to regularly visit Germany on the look-out for new “underground” dance music. Soon his Whirlpool Productions trio (with Justus Köhncke & Hans Nieswandt) was born and took the European scene by storm, especially Italy, with hits such as The Cold Song and From Disco to Disco. Eric then began to explore other opportunities with solo releases including Fur Dancefloor on Ladomat and collaborated with numerous musicians including: Mandel Turner, Army of Lovers, Leo Garcia, Chicks on Speed, Sex in Dallas, Angie Reed, Chaka Khan, Jesus di Ibiza, TLC… In 2007 Eric released E=dC² on Firm Recordings, and unexpectedly became a professor, teaching at The Stædel School for Visual Arts in Frankfurt alongside writing for Spex. 2014 marked Eric’s debut as a curator, as he set-up the exhibition Vinyl never died in Oslo’s Demons Mouth gallery.
Eric D. Clark has played in Europe, Asia, South America and the USAm in venues such as the Panoramabar (live) & Ostgut, Tresor, E-Werk, Maria, WeekEnd in Berlin, Cocoon in Frankfurt, La Scala in Paris, Pacha in Buenos Aires & Ibiza, the ICA in London, Celebretia in Milan, DNA Lounge & The End-Up in SF, at MELT, the Berlin & LA Gay Prides, several celebs events including Frieze Magazine launch, MTV Beach Party in Uruguay and Audiotool & Adobe events in LA, alongside holding residencies in a variety of clubs such as the Funky Chicken in Cologne. At the moment, Eric juggles living in France, Germany & Portugal, playing gigs around Europe and the USA, lending his vocal expertise and remixing score of dance tracks and designing EP covers. He still manages to find time to run his label Subcurrent.