Next Saturday June 11, EDMLA will be heading to The Roxy in West Hollywood for a night of funky bass tunes and entertainment from OPIUO. With his 3rd full length album Omniversal released today, Opiuo gets ready to set out on his US tour starting June 6th in Seattle, Washington. You can purchase the album at this link!
Opiuo, real name Oscar Davey-Wraight, was awarded Best Electronica Album at the New Zealand Music Awards for 2014’s Meraki. His extensive social following includes a six-digit Facebook like count of which more than a third stem from the US and Canada, and a Soundcloud play count over 8 million with over 90,000 followers, not to mention countless packed shows. He has performed alongside beloved acts including Bassnectar and MC Hammer, and has reached the #1 spot on sites like Beatport and iTunes. His release, “Slurp And Giggle” was nominated for Best Dance / Electronic Release at the Australian Independent Music Awards and was the most downloaded album for 2010 on addictech.com.
His music is a blend of glitch hop, future funk, and electro soul, though his latest album will test the concept of genres as is ventures into many different musical realms. One might see some similarities to artists such as Griz, Pretty Lights, or Gramatik. Opiuo truly has a wide range of sounds, with some glitch heavy, mid-tempo tracks like “Sneakers”, to high energy bass-funk tunes such as one of his latests releases “Jelly” (shown below), as well as tracks that are reminiscent of the traditional big beat sound or dubstep. Each track on Omniversal is creative with plenty of texture and variety, making the album a full bodied musical journey that is sure to inspire minds and get those dancing shoes moving.
Opiuo is truly an artist that pushes his own limits, both in his productions and his shows. He has done everything from solo performances to shows with a full live band, making him a standout and fan favorite. He has been recognized for his ability to translate electronic productions into outstanding live performances. We hope you’ll join us for this amazing evening next weekend.
For more information on the artist and show, please check the links below!