What Opiuo‘s music does first and foremost is entertain me. And sometimes that’s what great music is supposed to be – fun, quirky, and [most importantly] intelligent! In all its playful rhythms and funky beats its Opiuo’s confidence that shines through the grimey bass wobble and synth stabs. For his debut full length release, Slurp And Giggle (Addictech, 2010) Melbourne (Australia) based producer, Oscar Davey-Wraight, creates dopelicious, psychotronic, and krunkedelic concoction of “tight irresistible grooves, chunk fueled bouncy beats, luscious brooding soundscapes, dollops of stomach morphing bass, and a bowl of scrumptious glitch.”
Listen on Spotify : Opiuo – Slurp And Giggle
With digital releases on Empathy Digital, Muti Music, Iboga, Colony Productions and Addictech Records, Opiuo’s sound is up there among my favorite mind twisters such as KiloWatts, Cursor Miner, Tipper, Vibesquad and Mr. Projectile. It’s no wonder that Slurp And Giggle spent a long time at the top of Addictech online store’s most downloaded charts. The upbeat tone of this top notch production generates a feel-good party vibe, which I’m sure will be confirmed at his upcoming performance. Besides Slurp And Giggle, I recommend you pick up Opiuo’s 4-track The Squiggle EP released by Addictech in June of 2011. Really enjoyed this one, and highly recommended! File under glitch-hop.
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