LE BAIN: It seems like you've been touring everywhere over the past few months. I hear you've became some kind of legend in Brazil. What do you think makes you the perfect fit for the beach?ERIC DUNCAN: I’ve spent quite a lot of time in Brazil over the last few years. I think I just kind of fit in there. I love the culture, country, people and music that are born from all those things. I’m not sure I am a perfect fit for any single situation, but put me behind the decks at a nightclub, BBQ, or sunset and I’ll be OK.
"Bye, Formentera. Next stop: Jersey!" (Photo by Eric Duncan)
You've had a residency on the beach of Bali where you play everyday at sunset for a month. Did you learn something new during that experience?I just got back from that month in Bali. It was super. I was playing 3 to 4 sunsets a week, and traveling to a few other cities around Asia. We did a big party during Easter with Harvey that was killer! I actually got a couple tunes done while I was there. It was a very productive trip, I must say. Not sure I learned anything aside from getting to know my music a bit more as I was DJing several times a week.
What is the worst part of a one-month residency at the beach?It’s not 2 months.
On the road to the Potato Head Beach Club in Bali. (Photo by Eric Duncan)
What's coming up?I did a 12” while in Bali. I teamed up with Jonny Nash who is living out there. We began a project called Rumours and managed to nearly finish 2 tracks. We are mixing them now and they're coming soon. I also have a release coming this summer on the new Not An Animal Records out of the UK. This is an original production with a remix from Daniele Baldelli, and a cool B-side I did with my buddy here in NY, Chris Munoz.
Could you share a sunset hidden gem of yours?
Sad City's "What I Talk About" watched the sunset with me a few times.
Eric and a friend.