Watch Opolopo play a live version of 'Get On Up', one of the cuts from the producer's new album 'Superconductor', out now via Joey Negro's Z Records.
We loved 'Superconductor' so much we gave it a 9/10 in our June issue, with DIYnamic boss Solomun on the cover, watch the video and read our DJ Mag LP review below.
Like George Clinton on steroids, Opolopo’s LP ‘Superconductor’ brings the funk. Hard. The appropriately titled opening cut ‘The Best’ sets the tone — Opolopo seems under no illusions about just how good this record really is — before ‘Get On Up’ strips back the vocals in favour of pow-pow laser FX and a greasy bass lick. The LP’s title track ‘Superconductor’ is a speedy piano slammer, opening up the back half of the LP, that rolls gradually on into full-blown ‘80s electro boogie with ‘Sustain’ and ‘Monolith’.
The real magic of ‘Superconductor’ lies in just how “real” and utterly well-rounded it sounds — it’s 100% original material without a cringey re-edit in sight — coupled with the fact that Opolopo manned all the instruments himself (excluding the trumpet). Thick with full fat soul and textured, try-to-sit-still schtick, ‘Superconductor’ is high-intensity funkadelia at its very, very best.
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