OPOLOPO

Opolopo is Yoruban for ‘plenty’, a word that exemplifies the diversity of this production wizard’s musical voyage.

Starting out with overdubbing 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 aka 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.

Equipped with keyboards, vocoder and modern technology Opolopo plays from London to Tokyo, as a one man band, with jazz ensemble Expansions, or with primary collaborator Amalia Miz Fuze Townsend, who also just released her new album ‘Art Slave’ via TDR.

His music spans over a decade on labels such as JVC Japan, Om Records, Warner Brothers, Tru Thughts, Sony/BMG, Swedish Brandy and Especial Records. Collaboration highlights include the legendary Dazz Band, Dudley Perkins, Craig David, Mr. V, Lanu, Simon Grey, Mpho Skeef, Eska, Sacha Williamson and more. His bootleg remixes of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and Erykah Badu also built a frenzy with soul music connoisseurs worldwide.

Three new Opolopo albums focussing on 80s electro funk and classic house music have just been released via TDR, heavily solidifying his reputation as a world class conductor of modern dance music. His fourth TDR album, Mutants Volume 2, is expected to drop late 2013 featuring remixes for Personal Life, Positive Flow feat. Omar, The Sunburst Band, Mario Biondi feat. The High Five Quintet, re:jazz and many more.

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