Album Spotlight: Meraki – Opiuo
With Meraki, glitch-hop’s favorite Kiwi, Opiuo, has further established himself as a force to be reckoned with in electronic music all over the world. Just made available last night on BandCamp, Opiuo’s new full length album is a clear sign that Oscar Davey-Wraight has personally stepped up all aspects of his musical game. Of course, like any talented artist, this has been true for every Opiuo release, but with Meraki and the initiation of his new label Slurp Music, Opiuo has exceeded expectations like never before. After a wildly successful fundraising pledge campaign, it seems that the Opiuo world is entering a new era. Featuring collaborations with the likes of Beats Antique, Gift of Gab, and Russ Liquid, Opiuo will also be turning more and more heads in the States. Meraki is 100% true to Opiuo’s signature glitch funk bass syrup while introducing many new tricks and musical influences. Stay tuned for a full review on Sensible Reason, and if you haven’t listened to Opiuo before do yourself a favor:
“There is a word for the way I do things for those I love. That word is meraki. This is a word that modern Greeks often use to describe what happens when you leave a piece of yourself (your soul, creativity, or love) in your work.” Source.
Opiuo is on tour in Australia and New Zealand now, but has announced a few stops in the U.S.A. including Euphoria Music Festival in Austin, TX and Bicicyle Day Weekend in San Franciso with Alex and Allyson Grey. Enter to win two tickets to Euphoria here.