Funkadelic Bass with OPIUO
photo from OPIUO’s Facebook
Syzygy Tour 2018
Oscar Davey-Wraight, better known as OPIUO, started a major tour across the United States just last week. He plans to hit major cities, such as Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco along his tour, so be on the lookout. We’ve been following OPIUO since his 2010 debut album Slurp & Giggle, which truthfully changed our music taste into something darker and way funkier. The album spread like wildfire across the global underground music scene, earning him nominations for best album at the Australian Independent Music Awards and artist to follow. OPIUO followed up his album release with Meraki in 2014 and Omniversal in 2016, “Electronic Album of The Year” in New Zealand respectively and continued by gaining millions of plays and downloads across all the major musical platforms.
Since the release of his albums, OPIUO has gone on to support major acts, including GRiZ, Pretty Lights, Bassnectar and many more. He has kept himself busy by headlining some of the best venues our country has to offer– specifically Red Rocks!
Why we will be at Red Rocks!
This weekend OPIUO will take the stage at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheater for his first headlining show at the venue. Just a fair warning for those attending the show Saturday that it may rain/snow, so dress warm! To say this is a special show is just sugar coating it; OPIUO has a few tricks up his sleeve for this show!
For starters, OPIUO has brought a great undercard of openers for his show: Anomalie, Flamingosis, and SunSquabi. The sense of having a funkadelic bass style, you might as well bring along similar artists to open for the show!
For those who have not heard as well, Greg Ellis, or otherwise known as LazerShark, doing lights for the show. LazerShark is the man behind the lights for Pretty Lights and has done lights for a few other artists recently such as Break Science and Steve Aoki. He was also was featured on the lineup card for doing lights for a show in Denver back in January for Breaking Biscuits, Late Night Radio, and Michal Menert.
To top off all of the great reasons why the Red Rocks show will be such a phenomenal time, OPIUO is bringing a 20 person orchestra for his show! While we do not know who makes up the 20 person orchestra, we can safely assume that we may see some familiar artists that OPIUO has collaborated with in the past.
Can’t make Red Rocks? Not a problem!
Truthfully, neither can most of us! But that won’t stop us from seeing him in our hometown cities when he passes through. OPIUO’s latest full-length studio album, Omniversal, was released in June of this year and we are dying to see what the music will be like live. His music continues to amaze us as he explores new areas and concepts inside his funkadelic bass, glitch hop world.
OPIUO is the epitome of a modern-day musician. He’s been able to have a successful career by working hard and continuing to make music that is true to who he is — Funky, Fresh, and Bass heavy. Anyone who has experienced one of his shows can attest to the dedication he has in creating the absolute best sound possible, regardless of venue or crowd.