One of the few big-room DJs to master the craft without even dipping a toe into production, Eddie Halliwell has instead spent the last year pushing the boundaries of DJing capabilities. Working with visual artists and some production gurus, he has developed the "exclusive" live DJ spectacle 'Ed-it' - a multi-faceted visual/audio stage show which he brought to the main stage at Creamfields this summer.
"We have been working together to ensure that everything is all integrated into one," Eddie tells DJmag. "With controls these days, you can sync up the audio with the visuals and then you have guys off stage who are setting off special effects. Over time, hopefully it will all be synced up for me to control."
Legendary for producing remix edits on stage as part of his sets, Eddie has always tried to keep an open mind when it comes to tune selection. He'll play pretty much anything, he says, as long as it has energy.
"It's not like I have ever gone in one direction and my taste in music is evolving week by week. But what I play still mainly spans house, trance and techno, really."
This year alone he has played Summerdayz festival in Australia, Brazil's Green Valley, toured South America and the US, and held down a residency in the main room at Cream, Amnesia in Ibiza. The usual then, eh, Eddie?