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Tokyo Dawn Records is releasing the fourth installment of its series of electro compilations. The Boogie Volume 4 features tracks by future funk heavyweights such as Colonel Red, Amalia, and Reggie B.
The record opens with the powerhouse combination of Positive Flow featuring Omar remixed by Opolopo (“My Prediction”). And it doesn’t get any funkier than Opolopo‘s second remix on the record – “One Step Closer” by Leisure Lab favorite, Personal Life. This track alone makes The Boogie Volume 4 worth picking up.
Massive electro funk grooves mixed with future soul from the Tokyo Dawn crew – listen below.
Amalia’s new track, “Freeze That!” is produced by Opolopo, and comes from the Tokyo Dawn compilation, The Boogie Volume 2.
Tokyo Dawn says of the album:
Uncompromisable artists unite and unleash cosmic 80’s & 90’s throwbacks and futurist funk that rip apart all predefined notions of what new boogie is… Besides celebrated TDR artists like Amalia, Blaktroniks, Colonel Red, Opolopo, SoulParlor, Stan Smith, Swede:art and Vindahl, the compilation also holds many unreleased gems from boogie ambassadors such as Dam-Funk, AD Bourke, B. Bravo and more. On mic duty, essential artists Bantu Soul, Erik Rico, Psaul, Oddisee and Reggie B shine amongst others.
Opolopo seems to be moving from Bruk to Electro with his new album Voltage Controlled Feelings.
From the press release:
“Voltage Controlled Feelings is the sonic testimony of more than two decades of serious electro, funk and boogie studies from Swedish synth commander Opolopo! Blending epic Blade Runner soundscapes and Krautrock sequencer lines into cruising west coast beats and beyond, he proves that science fiction and funk are not only compatible, but have always belonged together.”
When you read that description, your first thought may be “another retro-futuristic Electro album?” And that would be fair. We’ve all been revisiting the 80s for a while now, and it could be time to move on. But here’s the thing: Opolopo is a talented motherfucker, and Voltage Controlled Feelings is an outstanding record. While the album’s overall sound and genre are fairly trendy, Opolopo’s performance and production are so good, you may forget about all those other Boogie Funk and Electro records that have come out in recent years.