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.
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
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?
ORIGINS iTunes Track Listing:
10. Make You Love Me (feat. Ryki) (Extended Mix)