Opolopo – You Got To Have Freedom / We Live In Brooklyn Baby
The latest missive on GAMM is something of a biggie. It features two superb reworks of classic cuts by Pharoah Sanders and Roy Ayers courtesy of Opolopo, a house producer whose cuts always have plenty of synth-fired funk and lashings of soul. He brilliantly transforms Sanders’ “You’ve Got To Have Freedom” into a rubbery, Latin-tinged house number, underpinning the original jazz cut – complete with righteous vocals and killer trumpet solos – with an ace new bassline and beefed-up beats. He takes a different approach on his revision of Roy Ayers’ “We Live In Brooklyn Baby”, re-casting it as a rolling and chunky house number full of suspenseful string parts, twinkling pianos and Ayers’ titular vocal.
Cat: GAMM 142
Released: 30 Oct 19
Genre: Jazz House
1. Pharoah Sanders – “You’ve Got To Have Freedom” (Opolopo Tweak) (7:11)
1. Roy Ayers – “We Live In Brooklyn Baby” (Opolopo Tweak) (6:06)