Timothy Oude Vrielink, better known by his stage name TiMO ODV, is a South African DJ, Producer, Singer & Songwriter. Born and raised in Kempton Park, on the East Rand of Johannesburg. To date, TiMO has achieved over 87 million streams across platforms and has solidified himself as one of SA’s biggest DJs.
Self-trained and self-taught in the process of music production, song-writing and singing, it wasn’t long until he appeared on the radar of the top label managers in South Africa. Within a few short months he was signed as a full artist to Universal Music South Africa with his debut single ‘Save Me’ being released on 20 February 2015. The single achieved unheard of success for an up and coming dance music artist in South Africa when after only a few months it peaked on almost every chart in South Africa and was awarded Gold Status by the Recording Industry of South Africa in August 2015. It was later acknowledged as one of the most played songs on South African radio of 2015 and has collectively racked in over 13 million streams worldwide.
The meteoric success of his debut single catapulted him to the forefront of a new movement in Electronic Dance Music in South Africa. Typically dominated by African rhythms, Deep House in South Africa had a new life breathed into it, with a strong influence from some of his idols Gorgon City and Duke Dumont.
Since the release of ‘Save Me’, TiMO ODV has continued to deliver multi-platinum, platinum and goldsingles including ‘Find My Way’, ‘I Need You’, ‘Make You Love Me’, ‘Dancing Again’, ‘Move’and ‘The Kingdom’