Epik Jones birth name Dalon (Daylon) Jones, born in London, grown in Jamaica between age 7-17 attended Yallahs primary then Kingston College as an Albion, St Thomas resident. He played cricket for Jamaica Youth teams as a leg spinner and still has the record for youngest player age 12 to play senior cup at club level at Kensington with team mates including Wavell Hinds, Robert Haynes, David Bernard Jr, Darren Powell all whom have represented West Indies senior team. In addition, a JCDC gold medal finalist in poetry during his primary school years Epik Jones always matched sporting, musical and academic achievements.
Epik Jones started as a DJ during time at Kingston College not for the destiny of being gifted with music. However, his young age made him to decide to DJ for his inability to get access into clubs. DJs rarely were quizzed for I.D and Epik Jones saw the opportunity. Epik Jones started with a friend forming a sound called computer xtreme then leaving to build on a sound started by elder brother Apachie called EPIK (Entertaining People Increasing Knowledge).
Epik was known as the first computerized sound in dancehall playing consistently in events locally & abroad at that time with UK, Florida and NY dates amongst bookings. During school days Epik Jones had joined forces with Romel Marshall whom is now an award winning engineer working with Dean Fraser & Tarrus Riley globally, Epik appeared on the entertainment series ‘The Party” then aired on Saturdays in what was then known as Asylum nightclub. Age 17 Epik Jones moved to London where he created mixes, did small events until noticed by a few djs. Mixing for mainstream radio djs at the time from Choice fm like Gammo Speng & Sugar Dread opening doors to many events despite a lot of venues, sound system owners not open to the idea of computers being used to play music, something that soon revolutionized how music is now played.
Epik Jones started radio about 2005 on community radio stations doing graveyard shifts with pola bear. He later moved stations and was granted a breakfast show before winning awards for this show he moved onto his current home station flames radio. A station he has won numerical awards with and is influential in the UK Dancehall scene as the only station doing big scale concerts, events consistently and being a major brand behind promoting Britjam in the UK as well. Epik Jones has been collecting annual awards, nominations since 2010 until now. The wide range of network he has with artistes & producers for interviews, world premieres and link ups makes his shows always interesting. The ability outside of the music is his vast knowledge for Britons and West Indians living overseas with historical lessons, debates and information.
Epik Jones has been a tour DJ for Spice, Pretty Ricky, Nyanda (Brick N Lace) amongst others, and has been imperative to many artiste touring the UK via his campaigning of their art to his many listeners that include influential promoters of concerts. Epik Jones the producer currently promoting a song called Dancehall Girl featuring Shatta Wale from Ghana. Epik Jones has worked with Craigy T (TOK), Spice (Let out the donkey), Karian Sang (Oh, Handle me), Kim Kelly (Canada), QQ amongst others.
Social Media following
Epik Jones shows, charisma and promotion has gained him fans/followers in the likes of Missy Elliott, Keyshia Cole, Eve, Baby Bash, Pretty Ricky amongst other Jamaican international entertainers.
Epik Jones is hoping to build bridges and not walls through music.