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Opolopo



Opolopo is Yoruban for "plenty", a word that best exemplifies the diversity of this production wizard’s musical voyage. Whether it's boogie, broken beat, funk, house, 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, Peter Major a.k.a. Opolopo is one of Scandinavia’s most extraordinary producers.

 

Born in Zirc, Hungary he spent the early part of his creative development touring with a 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.

 

Equipped with keyboards, vocoder and gadgets, Opolopo DJ:s and plays live from London to Tokyo, creating unique sets, blending DJ:ing with improvised live 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 a decade on labels such as Tokyo Dawn Records, Local Talk, JVC Japan, Z Records, Om Records, Warner Brothers, Tru Thoughts, Sony/BMG, and Especial Records. Collaborations/remixes include Grammy nominated vocalist Gregory Porter, Omar, Steve Arrington, The Sunburst Band, Mario Biondi, Azymuth, Dazz Band, Mr. V, and Lanu (The Bamboos).

 

Opolopo has just released his second remix album, Mutants #2, for Tokyo Dawn Records, as well as a house EP featuring Shea Soul for Tone Control. Apart from a slew of remixes he is currently working he has also just finished his fourth full-length album for Z Records.

 


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