Archive for Opolopo
Omar continues his magnificent re-emergence to the forefront of contemporary soul on this new single – from his recent new album The Man – with Treat You, as he generously features another legend of similar pedigree in Soul II Soul‘s Caron Wheeler.
In this story of a somewhat troubled love affair, the infectious groove rolls on whilst Omar and Caron take turns to air their voices; the bitter sweet subject matter is reflected in minor key and mellow synthesiser sounds. How these two legendary voices blend into something quite amazing isn’t something that can easily be described in words – but it can be said that this duet between such fine and unique talents is a rare and beautiful thing.
Ordinary Day is where the sound heads south of the equator as Omar stamps his trademark voice and production all over this happening salsa rhythm. The uptempo, sun drenched feel is augmented by huge sounding horns, a storm of blistering, latin percussion and one of Omar’s best vocal performances ever.
Opolopo, renowned remixer and producer is the man who put his stamp on the recent big club version of Gregory Porter‘s 1960 What? and his exclusive remix of Treat You for this single is utter class, putting the emphasis on the contemporary dance floor tip without losing any of the original’s soul or integrity. One of Omar’s favourite remixes of his new material, Opolopo shows us why he is the man of the moment when it comes to bringing a fresh perspective to the great voices of modern soul and jazz.
Finally, long time Omar collaborator/co-producer Scratch Professer, puts his totally individual and quirky touch on Treat You, rounding off this essential 12 inch single and download.
TDR’s infamous boogie series reaches a higher level of 3! Championing styles such as early 80’s hip hop and p-funk, ‘The Boogie’ is buzzing with skyscraping synthesizer sounds, old school drum machines and electromagnetic R&B.
Stronger than ever, this third issue of the compilation series features artists from the Southern Hemisphere to the North, New Zealand to Sweden, Barcelona to The Bay. Soaring stars such as Amalia, DJ Vadim, Erik Rico, Reggie B, Stacy Epps, Opolopo, Positive Flow, Teeko, Wagon Cookin, Yam Who and many many more. Coco Solid’s intro track surely won’t be your only ‘wow’ moment when listening…
This one’s strictly about house music – but from a TDR perspective. From A like Amalia to V like Vindahl, this first issue of ‘The Move’ features nearly all of your favourite TDR artists in a house frenzy. With previously unreleased remixes, edits and DJ versions from the likes of Alex Barck (Jazzanova), Andreas Saag (Swell Session), Atjazz, Blaktroniks, Kissey, Opolopo, Om Unit and more, it’s definitely time to get your move on!
Welcome to SoulParlor! As protagonists of the international broken beat scene for more than 15 years, this German-based production and DJ collective intends on seriously effecting your minds and bodies with their sonic fusion of bass culture, house vibes and hip hop grooves.
After two dozen single releases, club residencies all over Europe, music scores for Mercedes-Benz and MTV, successful remixes for James Brown, Juan Aktins and so much more, it’s high time for their new album to drop.
“Evoluzion” is backwards for “Noiz U Love” and reflects the musical range of their incredibly eclectic DJ sets. Conceptualized as a truly collaborative album, all 19 tracks feature SoulParlor’s music partners over the years, who for the most part came to their home studio in Mainz (Germany) to create in the flesh. Guest vocalists featured include Cecilia Stalin (Koop), Jacob And The Appleblossom (Wagner Love), Colonel Red, Oddisee, Replife, Stan Smith and others. Bonus remixes are delivered from longtime collaborators from West London and beyond including legends of the underground such as Afronaut, Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic), Dego (4hero/2000black), MdCL, Pure P (Raw Fusion), Souled and Tokyo Dawn’s funk maestro Opolopo. This evoluzion just started!
Release date: June 3rd 2011
Label code: TDR11-003
Distribution Digital / CD worldwide
Release page http://www.tokyodawn.net/soulparlor-evoluzion
Production: Frank Jensen, Frank Lotz, Tobias Müller
Vocals:Caits Meissner, Cecilia Stalin, Colonel Red, Jacob And The Appleblossom, Melo, Oddisee, Raziel Jamaerah, Replife, Sky, Stan Smith, Yannah Valdevit
Remix artists: Afronaut, Daz-I-Kue, Dego, MdCL, Opolopo, Pure P, Souled
SoulParlor – Nothing Ever Changes feat. Jacob & The Appleblossom
Hot and Fresh Summer Groove from Tokyo Dawn Records