FRESH: ‘Hold On’ – Epidemika feat. Trey O’Dell

Epidemika teams up with Trey O’Dell for “Hold On”.

by Christopher Smith

Since bursting onto Beatlick Records with two debut tracks back in 2017, Miami-based producer Epidemika’s breakthrough into the progressive dance music scene has been extremely swift with no signs of letting up. ​Over his brief but exciting career, he has released numerous tracks on Abora Recordings (USA), Masana Records (Europe), and Beatlick Records (RUS) all receiving international support.

Last year, the songs “All I Have” and “Here & Now” were both featured on the Beat Leaks Ibiza 2018 compilation while “Automatic” was showcased on the Amsterdam Dance Event 2018 sampler from Maratone Music. Most recently, his track “Heartbeat” was featured as the opening track on Progressive Trance Selections Volume 12 by LW Recordings.

​Epidemika’s sound occupies a middle-ground between progressive house and trance. He continues to impress both fans and new listeners with his distinct blend of catchy melodies and bass-heavy grooves. In crafting his unique sound, Epidemika has worked alongside such notable acts as Jaytech, Leo Lauretti, Paul Arcane, Austin Leeds, Amir Brandon, and many more. With an impressive catalogue and countless releases in the near future, Epidemika will continue to leave an impressive mark on the electronic music scene.

For more about Epidemika, check out their WEBSITE and their FACEBOOK page

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!