This week, this is with a great pleasure to have OPOLOPO introducing us with some flavour of "SICKLA", his new 3 parts album. Enjoy the good vibes!
01 OPOLOPO - Loose Limbs
02 SoliDeep - ED - Piece of Mind
03 Deejaykul, Soultechnic - Move Your Soul
04 OPOLOPO feat Omar - Dyson Sphere (unreleased)
05 OPOLOPO - Silkworms
06 SofaTalk - While She Sleeps
07 Chico Flash - It's A Shame
08 Pablot - Rewind Run
09 Henry Wu & Earl Jeffers - Projections
10 Shur-I-Kan - One Night in Tokyo
11 Paranoid London - Transmission 5 (OPOLOPO extra chords tweak, unreleased)
12 Artwork & Sculptured Music - Maybe 80-81 (ARTWORK Lockdown Remix)
Opolopo is Yoruban for "plenty", a word that best exemplifies the diversity of this production wizards musical voyage. Whether it's house, boogie, broken beat, funk or soul, his compositions and productions are always uncompromising with a steady gaze on the horizon and a quick glance in the rear-view mirror.
Starting out with over dubbing on cassette decks with a Casio VL Tone toy keyboard in his early teens, to constructing soundscapes on synths, beat boxes and computers, Opolopo is one of Scandinavias most extraordinary producers.
Born in Zirc, Hungary he spent the early part of his creative development tagging along with a touring keyboardist father and listening to fusion and electronic records. Artists like Herbie Hancock, Jeff Lorber, Earth Wind & Fire, Quincy Jones, Jean-Michel Jarre, Isao Tomita, and Kraftwerk helped feed his ingenuity. The likes of George Clinton, Bootsy and General Caine infected him for life with the funk virus.
Opolopo DJ:s from London to Tokyo, creating unique sets, sometimes blending DJ:ing with improvised live vocoder and keyboard jams. His sets span from funk, boogie and soul to various shades of house. From sweaty, stripped down and dirty to uplifting and lush. All unified by his worship of The Groove.
His music spans over two decades on labels such as Local Talk, JVC Japan, Z Records, Om Records, Warner Brothers, Tru Thoughts, Sony/BMG, Defected, Tokyo Dawn Records and Especial Records. Collaborations/remixes include Grammy nominated vocalist Gregory Porter, Omar, Steve Arrington, Lisa Stansfield, Shaun Escoffery, Sandy Barber, The Sunburst Band, Mario Biondi, Azymuth, Dazz Band, Mr. V, and Leroy Burgess.
Opolopo made nr. 4 on Traxsource's top 100 Soulful House Artists of 2015 and nr. 15 on the overall Top 100 Artist list. The Superconductor album, released on Joey Negro's Z Records, made nr. 4 on the Top Artist Albums of 2015 list.
After spending eight months in Dubai as the first ever resident DJ and Music Director at a Four Seasons hotel, he's now back in Stockholm, touring the world and working on new material. 2017 has seen a string of new remixes, the single Lowlife for Kerri Chandler's Madhouse label and the critically aclaimed 6 track EP Bits'N'Bobs, for Z Records.
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