OPOLOPO is Yoruban for “plenty”, a word that best exemplifies the diversity of this musician, dj, remixer, composer and production wizard’s voyage! Whether it’s funk, boogie, 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.
“One word—DAMN!” – King Britt
“Always challenging, constantly surprising and definitely one of the leaders of the euro new school. louder!!!. “ – Mark de Clive-Lowe
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.
“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
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, 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.
“Opolopo and Amalia together is like FIRE!!!!! I have to wear my oven mits to play their tunes!” – Daz-I-Kue
His music spans over a decade on labels such as JVC Japan, Warner Brothers, Sony/BMG, Tru Thoughts, Om Records, Local Talk, and Especial Records. Collaboration/remix highlights include the legendary Dazz Band, Craig David, Mr. V, Lanu, Simon Grey, Ok_Ma, Mpho Skeef, Eska, and Sacha Williamson.
On the underground tip, OPOLOPO’s bootleg remixes of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and Erykah Badu have built a frenzy with music connoisseurs worldwide.