Posts Tagged ‘Opia’

October 27, 2016

I’ve been waiting to hear this gem since it was first teased on twitter by these dreamy bands. Both Los Angeles projects involved, RKCB and Opia, have given us some of the best in R&B soul this past year (or two years, in the case of RKCB). I couldn’t imagine how sensual swooning and torrid melting it would be for the two to collaborate. Sure enough, Always is a heart tenderizing display of creamy simmering, smoky slithering electro R&B. Its crimson drapes wrap around us tightly, leaving us blushing from its passionate caress. Always features Opia’s Cole Citrenbaum on silky, buttery vocals. The track was produced by members of both groups. Always is the sweet fruition of the most velvety divine pairing ever. 

September 13, 2016

It was but two weeks ago that 16 year old producer Pluto made his first blazing impression on me by teaming up with his buddy ye. on a fresh original named Breath. This young rising talent blows my mind with his latest treat, an insanely thrilling edit of  Los Angeles alt R&B duo Opia’s molten YDU. We’ve learned from past experiences that Opia’s velveteen swooning music lends itself magnificently to charged remixes, but I’m not sure we’ve heard any one edit as exhilarating and grand as Pluto’s future trap metamorphosis. Download his remix for free, here.

August 30, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.28.2016

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August 29, 2016

Even before I listened to this next remix, I already knew. There is no possible way a remix of fast rising duo Opia’s smooth stirring alt R&B by Los Angeles nu-disco auteur Christofi could go wrong. In fact, it could only be a heavenly pairing for the ears. Sure enough, the producer renders my legs a jiggly soft mess as my entire being melts away to his jazzy future funk remix of Shadow Dances. This swooning luxurious dance marriage between Opia and Christofi leaves us with only one option: it’s time to get up and “shadow dance”. Download the ravishing remix for free, here

August 18, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 08.16.2016

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August 17, 2016

Earlier this year, a duo surfaced, shrouded in mystery, to thaw our winter hearts with a spellbinding blend of electro R&B and soul. Opia branded


for eternity with their music, winning over ears and souls with their emotionally intensive, velveteen stirring music. As more details about this dynamic duo surface, a new song arises, too. Cole and Jacob, who met as Math and Physics majors at Yale University before recording and collaborating on different music projects together, once again combine their extensive production, arrangement, and guitar/vocal skills to give us YDU. Opia wrote and recorded the song all around the country, but despite its global composition, it’s a much intimate and snug serenade. In fact, YDU even features collected samples from their close friends, including samples of homemade Thai instruments and a vocal sample from their friends in SONDAR. The sublime seductive, tactile entrancing R&B soul song is a creamy plush addition to Opia’s growing repertoire of excellent tunage, sure to appeal to any fans of HONNE, Ben Khan, and Chet Faker. To continue swooning to Opia, revisit their prior songs on Soundcloud.

June 21, 2016

MOOSIQ MOSAIC : 06.19.2016

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June 19, 2016

When a new act surfaces with as brilliant a debut as Opia did several months ago on Falling, it’s impossible not to wonder how hard it is for a band to follow up on such ear catching success. The East Coast duo make a strong statement by revealing second song Shadow Dances, a chic and opulent, sophisticated and arresting new alt R&B gem. Now that Opia has impacted us two incredible songs, it’s become more than apparent that this band is here to stay and do great things. The dusky groove on Shadow Dances propels me to sashay in sublime spirals across the room, my heart swelling and bursting from their satin cooing and the song’s fizzy bubbling arrangement. Shadow Dances is out now on iTunes. Re-visit fiery brooder Falling below, because it’s that magnificent.

April 12, 2016

Opia is responsible for one of the most stunning debut songs of the year so far, in the form of future R&B and minimalist electro soul simmerer, Falling. I’ve been waiting at the edge of my seat for the next massive tune from the American duo since, and while my patience has been fruitless thus far, some phenomenal remixes of Falling are slowly emerging from the shadows. Mysterious duo NINE LIVES, who seem to have named themselves after cat folklore, offer up an exhilarating edit of Falling, one that ripples, undulates, and flutters with supreme intensity. The glitchy future bass remix is thoroughly riveting, a stately and imposing, dark and stormy approach on the brilliant original. Download NINE LIVES’ remix for free, here.

March 10, 2016

The simmering future R&B and minimalist electro soul of Opia’s sensational debut, Falling, takes on a smooth future funk vigor at the deft hands of Chicago’s Wheathin. Ethan Snoreck has created a stupendous future bass anthem with his remix, its plush extravagance a beatific magnum opus. Opia sings “i think I’m falling for ya”. Done. Past tense. Fallen, hard. Download Wheathin’s remix for free, here.