OPOLOPO

http://opolopo.com

mixedtape 11 (http://mixed-tape.com) に入っていたアーティスト。同コラボ所収の Too Small (Skint Mix) / Opolopo featuring Anna Siseが、ファンク+頭脳系打ち込み+涼しげなラテンセンスという感じで、とても非常にイイ。
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Soul, jazz and grooves are the main ingredients in the music of Opolopo. The name Opolopo is Yoruban and means "plenty", reflecting the diversity of the music. Whether it's house, drum'n'bass, broken beat, bossa or neo-soul, whether it's vocal or instrumental, the music is always non-compromising, always musically rich. Even though it features attributes making it suitable for the dance floor, the combination of danceable beats with a rich and soulful musical content makes it equally enjoyable in your favorite lounge chair.

The influences and inspiration comes mainly from Afro-American derived music from the seventies and early eighties by artists like Herbie Hancock, Jeff Lorber, Earth Wind and Fire, Brecker Brothers, Bob James, George Duke, Salsoul Orchestra, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Gino Vannelli etc.