New Zealand-born producer Opiuo has released the official video for his brand-new single ‘Ginger Lizard’, with the production centring around visually striking choreography of black-and-white checkered patterns in a small room decorated in the same colours.
Taken from his eagerly anticipated Syzygy 01 EP, scheduled for release on 2nd March, ‘Ginger Lizard’ is directed & edited by Kyrian Bobeerian, a creative film maker and puppeteer, who prides his productions on bright, bold, and vibrant colours, and wacky patterns and textures.
“I am usually drawn to create things with bright colors and patterns,” says Kyrian. “So it was a fun challenge to boil it down to just black and white and just in one room. I wanted to create something with depth, detail and momentum that stimulated your eyeballs with complex simplicity. It was a home team affair made in downtown LA at my studio Creatington with all the people involved being friends and collaborators of mine and wonderful people to create with.”
A vibrant horn-led track packed with elements of synth-led funk, ‘Ginger Lizard’ is a groove-packed floor-filler, with Opiuo describing the release as, “Wiggling along the musical ground in a cheeky, funky, party manor. It reminds me of a lizard motion.”
“It’s all about my love for straight up funk,” he continues. “The music from inspirations like Prince, all morphed into Opiuo styles with some real New Orleans horns thrown on top for quality measure.”
One of the pioneers of the funkadelic bass music and a true genius at putting out some of the loudest-yet-cleanest electronic music productions known to mankind, Opiuo continues to push the envelope and explore the depths of his musical creativity with his Syzygy 01 EP set for release on 2nd March.
Opiuo will join Ganja White Night for select dates during “The Origins Tour” and also recently announced a monumental headlining event on April 21st at the infamous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado with support from SunSquabi, Flamingosis and Anomali.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Feb 8 @ The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI TICKETS
Feb 9 @ Aragon Ballroom – Chicago, IL TICKETS
Feb 10 @ Royal Oak Theatre – Royal Oak , MI TICKETS
Feb 14 @ Mohawk – Austin, TX TICKETS
Feb 16 @ Earth Frequency Festival – QLD, Australia TICKETS
Feb 23 @ Babylon Festival – Victoria, Australia TICKETS
March 1 @ Okeechobee Festival – Okeechobee, FL TICKETS
April 21 @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre – Morrison, CO TICKETS