Wednesday, November 30, 2011
SWEATER FUNK FAMILY PRESENTS :: NEW YEARS EVE :: OPOLOPO & AMALIA
Saturday December 31, 2011
A NEW YEARS EVE GET DOWN!
A live performance & the U.S. debut of
OPOLOPO & AMALIA [Sweden]
keys. vocoder. efx. apc. vox.
Hosted by Sweater Funk DJs
2925 16th St.
$20 Presale / $30 Door
9 PM til 3 AM
Buy tickets here! http://opoloponye.eventbrite.com/
"FUNK BOMB! Too sexy! All the sweat, dirt and sexiness real funk deserves to have." - Motherfunk Berlin FM
"Somewhere between Dam-Funk, Tangerine Dream and french monster Jean Michel Jarre. A killer in its genre!" - DJ Lefto
"DOPE astro boogie superfly tron shit!!!" - Kidkanevil
"AMALIA channels a young Chaka roller skating with Opolopo on Saturn's rings." - Exchange Bureau Detroit
"Dope! Respect!" - Onra
We are incredibly honored to host one of our favorite artists representing some of the the best sounds of Boogie & Modern Funk... OPOLOPO & AMALIA. Based outta Sweden, this duo will be making their stateside debut this New Years Eve with the SWEATER FUNK crew...
OPOLOPO & AMALIA were put here to unite continents and connect the musical dots! Welcome to their universe where synthesizers and vocoders coexist with a voice that transcends time. Their music lifts you up on to a futurist realm where interplanetary FUNK & BOOGIE collide!
Starting out with overdubbing on cassette decks with a Casio VL Tone toy keyboard in his early teens, to constructing soundscapes on synths, beat boxes and computers, Peter Major aka OPOLOPO is one of Scandinavia’s most extraordinary producers. A necessary warrior in the underground resistance to the norm.
Equipped with keyboards, vocoder, and modern technology OPOLOPO plays from London to Tokyo, as a one man band and with primary collaborator AMALIA.
"The First Lady of Modern Funk!" has a massive appetite for all tings that make people dance and fly! Her spark for muze began as she sang up against windows, in garbage cans, down stair wells, and on the loo! Bouncing with it, playing with the reverberation in a room, AMALIA began creating her own melodies and interpretive dance moves as a child. Her source of inspiration being her father's extensive soul record collection and a multitude of books filled with activism and art! She eagerly asked her family if she could enroll into writing and music classes, only to find her explosive energy could not be schooled at a "conventional" school.
Many moons and bands later, her deep desire to explore the planet forced her to move to Europe. Her musical connection with OPOLOPO was far too great to be ignored...
San Francisco's Sweater Funk DJ crew have been the city's most dedicated purveyors of the funky subgenre known as BOOGIE for over 3 years. Their vision to bring boogie, strictly on vinyl originals, to the masses has earned them a diehard following who pack the basement of China Town's Li Po Lounge every Sunday. They've won SF Weekly's Best new club 2009, hosted Djs such as Dam-Funk, Steve Arrington (Slave), Daz-I-Kue, Peanut Butter Wolf, Kon & Amir, Onra, Monk One, Cool Chris, E Da Boss, Mayer Hawthorne, and have become a sister club to Dam-Funk's own Funkmosphere night in Los Angeles.