“One of my favourite tracks of the year. Big support on this!” 10/10 Sean McCabe (GB)
“HEAT RIGHT THERE!!!!” 10/10 Vinny Da Vinci | Urban Beat (SA)
“amazing work right here, woke me right up getting my ears around this ep… all four are working for me… different gravy ;)))” 10/10 DJ Caspa | Rinse FM (GB)
“love this release!” 10/10 Moodymanc (GB)
“I love it ! Thanks” 10/10 Nacho Marco | Loudeast (ES)
“Really dig’n this, bouncey, smart and soulful…nice! Thanks.” 10/10 Brett Johnson (US)
“Opolopo never dissapoints! Love Be Enough (Original) and Feel it most of all! Big up!” 9/10 Lay-Far (RU)
“Wicked!!!” 9/10 Master Kev (US)
“S’that fiya! I would expect nothing else from Tone Control, Opolopo, and Shea Soul, but, still, heavyweight!” 9/10 thatmanmonkz (GB)
“Superb EP, as expected from a fine ass label/producer/vocalist combo. Will be playing Be Enough and Feel It on the we_ctrl show i’m sure. Big loves! X” 9/10 Tomson | we_ctrl (GB)
“Nice Ep from Opolopo! coool soulful underground stuff We love the Shea’s voice! Thank you bro!” 9/10 Souldynamic (IT)
“Liking this very much, thanks guys!” 8/10 Giom (GB)
“Brilliant vocal and baseline!” 8/10 Todd Edwards (US)
“Yes please! All tracks doing it for me. Great production as usual with a strong song and vocal and all round swinging goodness. Will be playing on radio and dance floor.” 8/10 Fish Go Deep (IE)
“love this- great skills from a talented man” 8/10 Luke Solomon (GB)
Producer extraordinaire, Opolopo and talented chanteuse, Shea Soul team up for a serious slice of soulful deep house.
“Be Enough” has all the hallmarks of a modern house classic. Shea Soul delivers a bold vocal performance for Opolopo’s confident urban house groove, that blends garage and contemporary house flavours. Instrumental heads should turn to the Dub remix; Opolopo builds tension, taking things on a darker, more bass-led route. “Feel It” provides synth-led broken house vibes tying up this exceptional record.
Opolopo is a musician, DJ, remixer, composer and all-round production wizard, who can turn his hand to funk, house, or future soul at ease, which makes him one of Europe’s most talented producers.
Influenced from early age by Herbie Hancock, Quincy Jones, Jean-Michel Jarre, Isao Tomita, and Kraftwerk, Opolopo now plays as a one-man band from London to Tokyo (equipped with keyboards and vocoder). His music spans over a decade on labels JVC Japan, Warner Brothers, Sony/BMG, Tru Thoughts, Om Records, Local Talk, and Especial Records. Collaboration/remix highlights include the legendary Dazz Band, Craig David, Mr. V, Lanu, Simon Grey, Ok_Ma, Mpho Skeef, Eska, and Sacha Williamson. On the underground tip, his bootleg remixes of Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, and Erykah Badu have music connoisseurs worldwide in a frenzy.
Shea Soul’s musical career has taken a distinctly independent route since leaving the renowned BRIT school. Since then Shea has worked with the likes of Toddla T, Basement Jaxx, Bugs in the Attic, Zed Bias, Calvin Harris, Example, and Shy FX to name a few. Writing and featuring on hit club tracks such as ‘Make it Funky For Me’ with Attacca Pesante, and ‘Perfectly’ with the Layabouts, music has paved the way for Shea. She’s performed to thousands of people worldwide, singing at festivals and stages covering Japan, South Africa, and Europe including London Wembley arena, and Hamburg’s famous Mojo Club, and her writing and vocals have featured on released singles globally. We hope you’ll agree “Be Enough” captures Shea’s unique voice, style and charm in a soon to be prominent addition to her repertoire.
“Be Enough” written by Peter Major, published by Tone Control Music and Shea Soul, published by Copyright Control. “Feel It” written by Peter Major, published by Tone Control Music. All tracks produced, mixed and mastered by Peter Major. All Instruments by Peter Major. Vocals on “Be Enough” performed by Shea Soul, recorded by Leigh Darlow at Earthworks Studios, London. Executive producer: Simon Finnegan.