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 USA in venues such as the Panoramabar (live) & Ostgut, Tresor, E-Werk, Maria, WeekEnd, along with current residencies at Paloma (“ALL Night!” & the “T”: a Sunday tea-dance), The Black Lodge, (“The Gist of Music” Thursdays), Suicide Circus (“encore une fois”), Kit Kat Club (“Electric Monday’s”), and Morphine Bar 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 DJ residencies in Germany and Croatia, managing his label Subcurrent, playing gigs around Europe and the USA, lending his vocal expertise and remixing score of dance tracks and designing EP covers. His newest releases include “Bored” with Stefan Braatz on Poker Flat Recordings (supported by Richie Hawtin, Ame, and Joris Voorn), “Daylight” with Mouse on Mars plus a few live shows including at the Elbe Philharmonie and MIchel Berger Festival, and remixes of “Walks” by Doc Martin and “Robot Love” by Chicks on Speed, among many more. Eric recently opened “UPSTAIRS at €RiX‘” in Berlin, a private gallery in his studio, he is also producing an E.D.C. column for Starship Magazine, and the introduction to the screening of Sun Ra’s “Space is the Place”.