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Beyond Jipangu
Opolopo
Swedish Brandy

SBDIG001 | 2009-08-28
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Street Lights feat. Amalia
Laser Beam Mix - album edit (5:55)
Opolopo
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Bensson - Close to Paradise feat. Karl Wagner
Opolopo Remix (6:08)
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Life's A Dance feat. Amalia
After Hours Glide Mix - album edit (5:40)
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Chamade Beat - Keep Walking feat. Mpho Skeef
Opolopo Remix (5:20)
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Deeper Love feat. Stephanie Renée
album edit (5:01)
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I Do feat. Amalia
(5:37)
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Too Small feat. Anna Sise
Skint mix (8:18)
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Sweatin' Bullets feat. Amalia
Album edit (5:47)
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Madness feat. Nadine Francois
Reach for the Stars mix - album edit (5:21)
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Sugar Beats - Tickled Zinc
Opolopo Remix (5:17)
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Under the Radar feat. Amalia
(4:12)
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Trips to the Moon feat. Ed Blak
(5:32)
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Peter Major aka Opolopo has been immersed in soulful music since early childhood. Having a keyboard playing father with a respectable collection of jazz, soul and fusion records laid out the obvious musical path. Artists like Herbie Hancock, Jeff Lorber, Earth Wind & Fire, Brecker Brothers, Bob James, George Duke, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Gino Vannelli etc, started him off and are still major influences. Opolopo started out with overdubbing on cassette decks with a Casio VL Tone toy keyboard and gradually moving on to proper synths and beat boxes to computers. After years of gigging and perfecting production skills in the studio, it was time to approach the record labels. After a few obscure independent releases, and productions and remixes for the majors, Peter dropped the Opolopo debut album, Omnifarious, in 2003. It kind of summed up the various elements that had made up his musical universe to that point, spanning from d'n'b through House to Soul. The second full length album, Beyond Jipangu, is out now on Swedish Brandy Productions. Most of Opolopo´s stuff is danceable but never looses the jazz and soul element. As Peter says, ”It’s like Herbie Hancock once said in an interview: "As much as I kept trying to make it funk, it kept integrating with these jazz elements, so after a while I stopped fighting." Opolopo´s previous releases can be found on labels such as Especial Records, Swedish Brandy Productions, Sick Trumpet, Om Records and Tru Thoughs, but to name a few. On this album you will find thirteen somkin´ hot tracks, including three remixes of original tracks produced by Bennson, Chamade Beat and Sugar Beats, featuring vocalists such as Karl Wagner, Amalia, Stephanie Renee, Anna Sise, Nadine Francois and Ed Blak. "Highly anticipated album by heavyweight futurist funk man Opolopo" - Beyondjazz "Every time I hear music from Opolopo, my spirit lifts a little more. Technically and musically gifted, his risk taking grows with his confidence on every release. An undoubtedly necessary warrior in the new underground resistance to the norm." - Domu "Always challenging, constantly surprising and definitely one of the leaders of the euro new school. Louder!!!" - Mark de Clive Lowe "Opolopo and Amalia together is like FIRE!!!!!... I have to wear my oven mits to play their tunes!" - Daz-I-Kue
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