Epik Jones was born in 1985 and humbly began life in London UK but spent his formative years in
Jamaica in the rural parish of St Thomas. He is one of 3 siblings born to parents Dennett and Cheryl
Jones. He attended a very prestigious high school Kingston College based in Kingston, Jamaica’s
capital. This nationally famous school propelled him into the spotlight as a teenager for his creative
writing and poetry.
He began DJing in Jamaica in St Thomas at local venues and was one of the first to play music from
computers when many were yet to convert from Vinyl to CD. Epik who has strong principles,
formulated the phrase EPIK, which means E= Entertaining P= People I=increasing K=Knowledge,
this became the brand EPIK’s official #motto as Epik Jones firmly believes in music being,
entertaining, motivating and increasing knowledge. Upon returning to the UK he carved out a career
as a touring DJ, that entertained not only through his song choices and mixing but by his unique
ability to entertain the crowd whilst encouraging crowd interaction.
Epik’s DJ talents created a buzz around his name so much so he secured the role as a tour DJ
for many chart topping artists like, Sean Paul, Pretty Ricky, Spice, Beenie Man, Shenseea,
Dexta Daps, Jahmiel, Mad Cobra and Ishawna to name a few.
Epik over the years has hosted some popular prime time weekly shows, he played on stations
such as Flames FM, Blues FM, Metro Love Radio and has done many guest mixes for HOT
97 & Hitz Connect Radio (NYC) 99 Jamz (South Florida) Suncity (Jamaica) BBC 1Xtra,
Capital 1Xtra,Kiss FM, Blaze 345 (Cayman Islands),Radio Stad (Belgium) Big Up Radio &
Reggae Radio (Australia) Vibe Radio (Dublin) Internationally stamping his seal on radio
airwaves. He has even gained some social media attention with endorsements from Shaggy,
OMI, Missy Elliott, Mya and Keyshia Cole.
After gaining an array of experience Epik had the opportunity to play at major arenas such as
the Red Bull Stage at Notting Hill Carnival, Reggae Sumfest, Brit Jam Festival, Dream
Weekend, Irie Jam, BTR Festival and More Life Festival. He steadily began to frequent
festivals and events on the international circuit this enabled him to play sets in Switzerland,
Dubai, Southern France, Portugal, Caribbean, Miami and California.
Epik is more than just a DJ however and has several credits to his name, his genuine love of music
assisted in his transition to music production. His collection of accolades began in 2013, where he
made his breakthrough with a ‘diss’ track that Spice did for another female artist, called ‘Let out the
Donkey’ which was the basis of her headliner performance on the internationally acclaimed ‘Sting’
stage. Since then everything he has produced seems to be a ‘HIT!’. He scored another hit in 2017 with
Ghanian artist Shatta Wale, called ‘Dancehall Girl’ which topped the charts in Ghana and Gambia.
Again in 2017 he produced ‘Meck it Clap’ by Xyclone, which was updated with a remix featuring
Konshens in 2018, this song hit Billboard Charts. Also in 2018 he produced international DJ come
artist Tony Matterhorn’s song called ‘Been Through It’. In 2019 he produced ‘Cool It’ by Spice which
was featured on the popular series Love & Hip Hop Atlanta and has become a female anthem, which
again topped the Billboard Charts making Epik Jones the first UK based producer to hit US Billboard
Charts twice in one year.