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Opolopo is a pseudonym of Peter Major (b. Zirc, Hungary) & Yorùbá for ‘plenty’ - indicative of this production wizard’s diverse musical voyage. Starting out, in early teens, with overdubbing on cassette decks, with a Casio VL-Tone (toy keyboard), to constructing soundscapes on synth's, drum machines & computers, as an extraordinary Scandinavian producer.

Major spent the early part of his creative development touring (with keyboardist father), when his ingenuity was fed, through listening to jazz fusion / musique concrète records, e.g. from: Herbie Hancock, Jeff Lorber, Quincy Jones, Jean-Michel Jarre, Isao Tomita, Kraftwerk & Earth, Wind & Fire.

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 will soon release her new album via TDR too.

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.

Opolopo’s third full length album focussing on 80s electro funk will be released by Tokyo Dawn Records soon, solidifying his reputation as a world class boogie conductor.

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