Record producer, songwriter, and DJ specializing in world dance music and creative sound design.
I am a record producer, songwriter, vocalist, and DJ with Kenyan and Jamaican roots (currently based in United States).
Although I am comfortable working with all modern musical styles, my current focus is bringing my unique cultural background to world dance music such as afrobeats, dancehall, latin pop, baile funk, and more! 🌍🎶
I am also interested in introducing dance music from around the world to film, TV, and other visual mediums. 🎥
I have a background in vocal performance combined with hands-on studio experience as a recording engineer and producer. This has contributed to a growing catalog of musical works to include:
"Just Keep Goin" by tobi lou, used in 632.7k TikTok videos ⭐️
Credit: Co-writer, additional vocals
"Traffic" by Soundbwoy, featured on Soulection Radio 📻
Credit: Performer, producer, songwriter, recording & mix engineer
"Meet the Makers" spot ad by Vans 📺
Credit: Composer, sound design, voiceover, mixing engineer
In addition to my published work as producer behind the desk, I have also published DJ mixes that include my favorite musical styles blended with some original tracks of mine. 🎧
Let's make some magic!
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Interview with OPIYO
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: "Traffic" by Soundbwoy changed my life and propelled my career as an independent musician. It was the first time that I was involved in every stage of a record; from recording the voice memo on my phone, to producing the instrumental around my demo vocals, to mixing the song myself. I proved to myself and others that I am comfortable doing whatever it takes to bring a song to life!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently executive producing the debut project for a DJ/Producer duo named PLYR SLCT. I'm excited for this project to be released because I feel like it will ignite the dancefloor again,
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like being able to take an idea from its demo phase to the final mastered release.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Power source 2. Interface 3. Laptop 4. Microphone 5. Headphones
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with The Weeknd! We both have East African roots and I think our styles would be an interesting collaboration.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do not overthink or overanalyze anything; let the ideas flow.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Lee Perry, Teena Marie, Disclosure, KAYTRANADA, Drake, Jimmy Douglass