Only a handful of UK hip hop producers can match Endemic’s achievements and profile. Whether it's working with members from two of the greatest rap groups of all time (Wu Tang Clan & Boot Camp Clik), or dropping albums with EMI Music & Duckdown Records, Endemic is, according to SBTV.COM, "One of the top producers the UK has produced in the last decade”.
Now, residing full time now in New York City, Demic is preparing to drop his sophomore album "Terminal Illness vol 2” on December 10, 2013, on his own No Cure Records/ IDC Entertainment. The album features another group of top notch talent including: Masta Killa, Cappadonna, Tragedy Khadafi, Afu Ra, Skyzoo, among many others.
Endemic is hardly new to the scene. In March of 2009 the UK born beat maker released his debut album “Terminal Illness," featuring emcees such as Sean Price, Planet Asia, Hell Razah, Killah Priest and UK based artists C Mone, M9, & Triple Darkness. The disc was released on Money Maker/EMI Music, making Endemic one of the few UK music acts to achieve major label distribution in the USA.
“Terminal Illness” was received very well by fans and national media outlets worldwide. In fact, Demic was flown out to New York by the label to undertake a promo tour for the album, performing in stores such as the legendary Fat Beats in Manhattan, and appearing on many big NYC radio stations such as the DJ Eclipse show on WNYU.
Later that year, Demic dropped the EP “Needle Drop” – a collaboration with Nottingham Veteran Cappo. Endemic continued his hard east coast style of production on “Needle Drop” and provided Cappo with perfect backdrops for his heavy rhyming style. Guest spots included additional Nottingham legendsScorzayzee and Lee Ramsay and London’s talented Cyrus Malachi & Iron Braydz.
In 2011-12 Endemic created more head-knodding tracks for emcees both stateside and at home, including Masta Killa, Junior Reid, LA the Darkman, Blaq Poet, Sha Stimuli, Fame Labs, Bronze Nazareth & Kevlaar 7, Bugsy Da God, Sav Killz & Cyrus Malachi. Four tracks contributed to Malachi’s debut “Ancient Future”. Demic was also responsible for the release of Malachi’s album via his “No Cure Records” imprint.
His influences, from the mid to late 90’s New York sounds, have inspired him to create classic soundscapes for the likes of Masta Killa, Cappadonna, Tragedy Khadafi, Roc Marciano, Sean Price, Ruste Juxx, Killah Priest, Ill Bill, Smif n Wesson, Hell Razah, Afu Ra, Blaq Poet, Sha Stimuli, Shabazz the Disciple, Sunz of Man, Torae, Skyzoo, Shyheim, LA the Darkman, Junior Reid, Planet Asia, PR Terrorist (Killarmy).
Demic isn't showing any signs of slowing down. In 2014, he will release collaborative projects withTragedy Khadafi & Wu Tang affiliates Bronze Nazareth & Kevlaar.
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