DJ and Producer Eduke has already made a name for himself as one of the top 30 Tech House artist in 2020 and 2021 according to Beatstats.com. Eduke did not start making dance music until 2013, even though he has been producing and writing for over 20 years. Prior to 2013 he made commercial pop music and wrote acoustic ballads which many in the underground dance scene shy away from. It was not until he lost his mother from a battle with Cancer that Eduke decided to pivot into House music, Tech house and Techno with a little stint in EDM.
When, asked what was it about the loss of his mother that inspired him to start making House music, he said “After I lost my mother to Cancer, I didn’t want to make or listen to sad music any more. Dance music to me was the perfect alternative. In fact, I started producing dance tracks on my lap-top as a way to deal with the pain of watching a loved one wither and die. Producing uplifting, high energy tracks was my distraction. It took me to a place away from the gloom and hopelessness”.
The name Eduke is an African name borrowed from his mother after her passing on May 14th 2014. The artist decided to use the name as a way to pay respect to someone whom he says “sacrificed her entire life for her Faith and her children”.
Eduke says his need to spin music was the result of fate and survival. The music literally saved him in one of his darkest hours. In 2015 Eduke joined UK’s Concrete promo LTD as the exclusive promo company for his releases following the example of House music icons like David Penn and a slew of others. Via concrete promo the artist has released ground breaking records making waves across the globe and garnering the support of icons like Claptone, Benny Benassi, David Guetta, Roger Sanchez, Richie Hawtin, Don Diablo, Dash Berlin just to name a few. His “The Wished EP” reached #2 on the Music Week dance chart and #9 on the commercial charts. More than 4 years after, “The Wished EP” (March 2021) charted on Apple music at #13 of House Albums albums in China following some features from the EP on the Chinese fantasy comedy Wished (2017) by Award winning movie director Dayyan Eng. His releases have been regulars on the Beatport, Apple Music and Traxsource top 100 charts. In 2020 Eduke released some of the best selling tracks on Beatport. His track “One House” was ranked among the top 10 Best Selling tracks of 2020.
Still in the first quarter of 2021, Eduke just released the island inspired Tech House banger “Lucea” on the Juicy music label run by Robbie Rivera. One week in, Lucea has charted on the Best of Tech House, Mixtank, the weekly digs, Beatport Weekend Picks and Peak Hour tracks of 2021.
It is an incredible time for Eduke as DJs and Fans are really loving his sound across the globe, from Ibiza to London, Berlin to Sydney, Amsterdam to Miami, Paris to Johannesburg there’s so much love growing for his music. Based on all the indications, we say Eduke is one of the artists to keep an eye on this 2021. A well crafted sound, pure energy and excitement is what we hear from this artist.
To learn more, follow the artist on the socials @djeduke
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