This is it! This is Lit! These two lines aptly describe the solid body of work released today by Johannesburg production duo Epic Minds. Epic Minds is a super versatile production outfit predominantly makes electronic dance music and the new offering is an amazing potpourri of flavour and melody.
By Plot Mhako
Formed in 2008, Epic Minds’ material was first picked up by the Red Bull Music Studio in 2012, when the duo’s song, “Jiva” was used in the Red Bull Beat Battle Competition.
The much-anticipated Epic Minds’ debut album is Black Is Gold is out. The 11-track album features a dynamic group of talented acts from across the continent, notably Skales (Nigeria), Khaeda (South Africa), Camidoh, Trigmatic and Aelsstreet (Ghana), Ingrid White (Cameroon), Flameboy Universe (Eswatini), NhoNho (Zimbabwe), among others.
With an exponentially growing fanbase on TikTok where the duo has earned millions of views in a short space of time, Epic Minds have produced a highly musical project that fuses Afrobeats and Amapiano elements. The production style and approach on the album was consciously pan-African, with emphasis on catchy melodies that makes the album a great treat for any music lover.
The album is now available across all streaming platforms.
The album was produced and recorded between 2021 and 2022 in different African locations, including Johannesburg, Lagos, Accra and Yaoundé.
Some of the notable hits on the album include Still love you featuring Nigerian superstar Skales, Tempted, featuring Camidoh and Love For Africa – the duo’s take of Magic System’s anthem 1er Gaou.
Having released numerors hits with the likes of Davido, Sarz, Wizkid, Tekno and Harmonize, Skales is one of the most prolific artists in Nigeria. Epic Minds’ collaboration with fast-rising Ghanaian singer Camidoh and other artists such as Tembie Craft and Khaeda gives the album an exciting sound which takes audiences into the rich sounds of the motherland.