Today, New Zealand’s electronic maestro, Opiuo releases new single, “Conduct-A-Disco.” The project derives from his captivating Red Rocks performance featuring members from the Colorado Symphony. Cinematic, mesmerizing, and musically enriching are just a few words to describe this beautifully crafted work. A seamless blend of live instrumentals and vibrant electronics, “Conduct-A-Disco” brings the together two worlds that many would not think have much in common. The “Live From Red Rocks Amphitheatre” truly highlights this almagamtion of styles with masterful symphonic elements expanding sonic tapestry through the lush string lines atmospheres, suspenseful builds, commanding wind and brass statements, and emotive melodies. Then, Opiuo finally unleashes the full force of the his signature funktastic electronic bass grooves while the symphony continues to soar over top. As classically trained musician myself, this single warms my heart when two of my two music loves come together so perfectly. We can’t wait to see what comes next from Opiuo!
More about Opiuo
Opiuo is a genre-bending plethora of auditory and visual masterclasses. Born in 1984 in rural New Zealand, his parents provided the land upon which music festivals were held. This extremely formative growth surrounded by the early incarnations of Aotearoa’s electronic music scene exposed him to the celebration of life through self-expression, dance, and giant sound systems. These experiences shaped so much of who he is & what he stands for today. Positivity and movement at the core of the project, his music is an infectious electronic based blend of funk, soul, psychedelia, and booty-shaking bass. Now calling Australia home, Oscar tours his party-starting music throughout the globe. Having spent more than a decade performing at some of the world’s most renowned festivals and venues including Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, and Coachella, as well as selling out Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, he’s performed his music in an unimaginably large array of formats. From the self-built SYZYGY Orchestras, to symphony choirs, touring his own Opiuo Band, and most recently as an immersive solo audio & visual show, his live creativity is limitless. Taking home the New Zealand Music Award for Best Electronic Album in 2014, his catalogue is vast. Having released 4 full-length albums, 10 EPs, and a myriad of singles and remixes over the last 12 years. His 5th studio album is titled “A Shape Of Sound” and is on the way this August. His most diverse, expansive, and detailed yet.