Straight out Newark NJ, with roots in Ghana, DJ Flex (Felix Erwiah) returns with a tasty slice of melodic feelgood Afropop. A playful, sweetly romantic and universally interesting track impressed by Flex’s African heritage, ‘Odo’ (slang for Odoyewu, from the West African Twi dialect) encapsulates the Ghanaian idea of affection for all times in all its varieties.
One of many hottest producer/artists on the scene as we speak, DJ Flex has crossed many genres and collaborated with such luminaries as Megan The Stallion, Shenseea, Mya, Nija and Nigerian celebrity Minz. He has garnered large Spotify editorial playlisting (leading to over 30 million streams), carried out a Boiler Room set and been featured on BBC Radio and OVO Sound Radio. His distinctive background has fostered a globe-trotting sound that comes with parts of Afrobeats, Jersey Membership and Baile Funk. Now signed to Virgin Music Distribution / Ingrooves, ‘Odo’ is the primary monitor off of an album challenge out 2024.
Rising up in working class Newark, DJ Flex was launched to bounce music and membership life by his father, who, along with working two jobs as a cab driver and Fedex worker, additionally made some further money as a videographer for large weekend gatherings among the many Ghanaian diasporic group. As a small boy, the wide-eyed DJ Flex was in a position to expertise the rhythm of those events firsthand. Fascinated by the DJ’s skill to take the group on a journey by means of the night time, Flex began tinkering with rudimentary gear on his personal as an adolescent, ultimately getting paid gigs all through the Northeast, and as far-flung as Atlanta and Germany, all of the whereas going to varsity and dealing odd jobs to get by.
Life turned harder when his father succumbed to a stroke and DJ Flex needed to keep dwelling and look after him, all of the whereas finishing his diploma and hustling to earn as a lot as may together with his (now viral) productions and DJ gigs. After his father died within the Covid epidemic in 2020, DJ Flex determined to completely embrace music as his profession and future, impressed by the struggles and sacrifices that his father made to boost little Felix into DJ Flex.
About ‘Odo’, DJ Flex says ‘When I’m creating, I like the sensation of merging totally different cultures and permitting the sound of the track to talk with folks on a deeper connection. My purpose once I was creating this track was to convey elevation to the present sound of afrobeats and including a message everybody on the planet can relate to, which is love.’