I sit down with a close friend Eric Bingham – a veteran in the music industry with over a decade of experience eating / breathing and living it.
We chat about what it REALLY takes to “make it” as a DJ / Producer in 2015
Top things we talk about:
– Continue releasing music to be relevant
– Be in the industry because you love it
– Why building relationships is one the best things you can do
– Develop a real brand and connect with your audience
Connect With Eric:
Eric has traveled the world for 15 years being touched by rhythms and melodies from Tunisia and Morocco, to Mexico, the Caribbean, East Asia, Australia, European Techno, Salsa, reggae, and more. All of this has fused in to his passion for rhythm, beat, and groove. This gets translated to the listener through a blend of sexy, soulful, house and techno. It is an intangible emotional sensation that releases inhibitions and sets them free to move, groove, and express themselves on the dance floor.
Eric has released original tracks and remixes on amazing international imprints including Manchester Underground Music, Funk’ N Deep, Neptuun City, Dance Lab Recordings, Aerotek Recordings, Bump, Kool Katz, Hed Kandi, Kontakt, Miami Underground Records, Aurical, Kult, Audio Planet, Macro, S2H Digital, and more. Eric’s productions have charted in the Top 100 on Beatport, Traxsource, Trackitdiwn.com, and Juno Dowload, including the MUM ADE Sampler for 2012 which was the #1 compilation of the year.
In August 2014, Eric launched his own imprint- CLANDESTINE RECORDINGS. This underground House and Techno label already has 11 Top 100 tracks including a #1 in the Tech House genre, and a release schedule that includes Durtysoxxx, Fernando Tessis, Richie Santana, Reactivitz, Festiva, Shane Fontane, Diction, Acki, JayForce, Carlo Riviera, Dhyan Droik, Paul Anthony, Bas Albers, Le Brion & Brooklyn MIKE, Jimmy Bell, Rodd Sim & Darius Twin, Aaron Lee, Need & Necessity, Agus O Valladolid, James Hopkins, Adrian Scarlat, Stanny Abram, Paul Hutch Hutchinson, BK Rogers, Bitchin Camaro, Dale T, PASKAL DAZE, Dewan Bayney, TomTronic, Tony Dee, Angelo Positò, Ari El, TekNoize and more TBA.
Eric can be heard regularly traveling internationally, playing at Space-Ibiza, Amnesia-Ibiza, Hush-Ibiza, Pukka Up Ibiza Boat Parties, Beta-Denver (DJ Mag #1 Club in North America), Norad-Denver, Ruby Skye-San Francisco, SupperClub-San Francisco, Catalina-Miami, High Bar-Miami, Clevelander- Miami, Foro Norte- Mexico, Hookah- Mexico City, Tara- Mexico City, Tunnel-Vancouver, Republic- Vancouver, and more.
Eric (Ricard) has performed with Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, John Digweed, Dubfire, Umek, Nicole Moudaber, Matador, Oscar L, Ivan Pica, Ismael Rivas, The Cube Guys, John Rundell, Nic Fancuilli, Yousef, Anthony Attalla, Heidi, Deetron, Sebastian Leger, Uner, Stonebridge, John Tejada, Stefan Bodzin, Chase and Status, Pendulum, Mr C., Hoj, J Paul Ghetto, Marques Wyatt, Rob Garza, Boys Noize, Nick Hussey, Jimmy Bell, Paul Anthony, Option4, Sony Miguel, Nino Bua, Sr. Markus, Sammy Bananas, Jaceo, Andrew Wickes, Alyson Calagna, Sam Dungate, Paul Hutchinson, Matt Aubrey, Reece Brett, and many more.