Fresh from delivering two killer tweaks of rare groove classics from Headhunters and Sylvia St James, Opolopo returns to GAMM with two more magical reworks. He opens proceedings with a terrific revision of Yellowjackets' jazz-funk classic 'Matinee Idol', wisely giving plenty of airtime to the original's killer groove, punchy horns and mazy piano solos while also adding a few elements of his own (including delay-laden vocal snippets from a variety of other classic cuts). It's a terrific - and impressively tasteful - rub of a genuine stone cold classic. Arguably even more impactful is the Stockholm-based producer's flipside revision of Eddie Harris' 'La Carnival', which he turns into a sweaty, percussive, celebratory and solo-laden house-not-house epic. In a word: brilliant.
Opolopo returns to GAMM and delivers his characteristic blend of soulful and jazzy dance music like never before.
Yellowjackets 'Matinee Idol' gets a supreme uptempo treatment and gives you an instant feel-good factor. Together with some very smart vocal samples from Whitney Houston this is 100% peak time material.
On the B-side Opolopo went on a deep search and found an overlooked Eddie Harris jazz-fusion jam from 1987 that comes with some amazing doo-wop scatting vocals and amazing keyboard action from Opolopo himself. Jazzy, bumpy and very dance-friendly.
Not just edits, tweaks!
( 3LP / )