- Release Date 2010-12-03
- Label Tokyo Dawn
- Catalog TDR10005
Blending epic Blade Runner soundscapes and Krautrock sequences into cruising west coast beats and beyond, he proves that science fiction and funk are not only compatible, but have always belonged together. 'Voltage Controlled Feelings' is a newly discovered planet orbiting a distant star, that also pays homage to the synthesizers, drum machines and the artists who influenced Opolopo's music. Echoes of Prince, Herbie Hancock, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Vangelis, Tangerine Dream and Isao Tomita can be heard throughout the album.
Fellow electronauts include L.A. vocalist Erik Rico, known for his work with Marc Mac and Tupac Shakur, Farah from the UK hit collective Incognito, Toronto-based jazz vocalist Sacha Williamson and Stockholm-based vocal talent Amalia Miz Fuze Townsend.
Supported by respected funkateers such as 4hero, Charles Webster, Dam Funk, Daz-I-Kue, Idjut Boys, Jay Scarlett, Marco Passarani, Osunlade, Ron Trent, Simbad, Toshio Matsuura and Laurent Garnier, you best put on your finest space suit and dappest boogie shoes to catch the Opolopo starcruiser!
Marc Mac (4hero): "Great new forward thinking soul!"
Daz-I-Kue (Bugz In The Attic): "Opolopo has grown into one of those producers I know will always turn it out whatever he does!"
Osunlade: "Lovely flashback in time when music was music!"
Kidkanevil (Ninja Tune): "DOPE astro boogie superfly tron shit!!!"
Moonstarr (PTR): "Pure synth porn for the gear slut in all of us!"
DJ Lefto (Worldwide): "Somewhere between Dam-Funk, Tangerine Dream and french monster Jean Michel Jarre. A killer in its genre!"
Michael Rutten (Soulpatrol): "Bringing back loads of lovely memories of the G.I. disco days late 70s/early 80s. So on point!"
Ron Trent (Prescription): "Hotness. The music I love. Respect!"
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