[interview] TiMO ODV Releases Debut EP – ORIGINS

[interview] TiMO ODV Releases Debut EP - ORIGINS

TiMO ODV, the name on everyone’s lips for the past 12 months and with the voice no one can get enough of, has released his debut EP entitled ORIGINS.

ORIGINS comes after the release of 3 hit singles from the producer/singer/DJ – his debut single ‘Save Me’ peaked on almost every chart in the country and was awarded Gold Status by the Recording Industry of South Africa in August 2015, as well as a South African Music Award Nomination for ‘Record Of The Year’. The follow up single, ‘Find My Way’ dominated the main iTunes chart in SA on it’s release date, as well as matching the success of ‘Save Me’ on SA radio with #1’s across the board and even the #1 position as the Most Shazamed song in South Africa. 2016 saw the release of his third single, ‘I Need You’. A slightly darker production with a bass-heavy chorus and detuned choral vocals, the song delivered yet again on his promise of quality deep house beats infused with expertly crafted lyrics and vocal melodies.

[interview] TiMO ODV Releases Debut EP - ORIGINS

Photo Credit: Canton Parker

ORIGINS is a culmination of 5 months of writing and self-discovery by TiMO ODV. He describes his inspiration for the EP as ‘doing and making what he loves. He chose to name the release ORIGINS because at the start of his journey, people assumed he was just a singer, when in truth he only learned to sing so he had vocals for his songs. ORIGINS now showcases both sides of him as producer and songwriter equally.

The official single from the EP, titled ‘Make You Love Me features the sultry vocals of fellow Universal Music artist, Ryki. As well as featuring 3 new productions geared for the club, the EP bolsters remixes from UK-house sensation Luvbug as well as Dutch legend, Gregor Salto (Physical Copy Only).

“With this EP, I have become more free, and I have started understanding my market and my fans better. I have opened up more whilst staying true to myself.”

Interview: TiMO ODV

[interview] TiMO ODV Releases Debut EP - ORIGINS
Photo Credit: Canton Parker

MA: Hi TiMO… how are you doing today? Its really nice to be chatting to you!! Would you mind giving us a short 101 on who TiMO ODV is as a artist? Where you come from and how you got started in the music scene?
I’m from kempton park and I started like every other producer ever, a bootlegged version of some DAW and then took it from there
MA: What do you consider yourself as; Singer, Songwriter, DJ?? 
I guess people would say all 3 but id say Songwriter/Producer
MA: You will be releasing your debut EP called ORIGINS, which comes after the massive success of the singles Save Me, Find My Way and I Need You. What can we expect from this EP?
You can expect a different side of me, the side you all the time if you come to my gigs. If you’re just a radio fan who doesn’t really know my music that i play out at gigs this will give you insight into that
MA: Do you have any notable appearances or collaborations on the EP?
Only one, with Ryki, on the next single.
MA:Can you describe the EP in 5 words?
Creative dark dirty dance journey
[interview] TiMO ODV Releases Debut EP - ORIGINS
Photo Credit: Irene Koukouzellis
MA: What are your thoughts on our local music scene at the moment and is there anything you wish to see happen differently?
It’s good to see it growing, I can’t comment on the scene as a whole because I only pay attention to my scene. I wish people that are “front-runners” pushed more boundaries though instead of cop-catting around and playing it safe just brave enough to do something different!
MA: Are there any local acts that you think need a special mention?
Kyle Watson is killing, so is Black Coffee
MA: Anything else that you are currently working on that we would be interested in hearing about?
Nah fam, just the EP
MA: Tell us again, where can we follow you on Social media?
MA: Thanks for your time…!!
No problem 🙂 you too

[interview] TiMO ODV Releases Debut EP - ORIGINS

ORIGINS iTunes Track Listing:

1. Dancing Again
2. Find My Way (Extended Edit)
3. Make You Love Me (featt. Ryki)(Radio Edit)
4. I Need You (Extended Edit)
5. On the Low
6. Show Them
7. The Beginning of Us
8. I Need You (Luvbug Remix) (Extended Mix)
9. I Need You (Softmore Remix)

10. Make You Love Me (feat. Ryki) (Extended Mix)

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