Good Times Part 1

mobilee101 - Ray Okpara - Good Times Part 1
mobilee101 - Ray Okpara - Good Times Part 1
Ray Okpara
29 Oct 2012

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It’s just a small sample off the groove platter – a little something to whet your appetite, if you will. And who better to get the juices flowing than mobilee’s own versatile house-maven, Ray Okpara.

“Good Times” is the track that sums up the self-titled, album to be released in late October. Ray goes full-scale to produce an accurate 11-piece representation of his philosophy on friendship and a good time. His debut album for mobilee will incorporate vocals as well as production ideas and techniques from friends new and old, as well as girlfriends of friends who’ve all found a place in Ray’s heart and in his spare guestroom over the summer. The album, which is more beat orientated with subtle hints of melody flowing through the groove of the bass and drums, will pose as an audio dance music diary of all the shared memories and good times cooked up during the production phase.

On the flip side you’ll find one of Ray’s darker and more contradictory tracks from the album: “Chi This Wonder Up”. Despite the smoky intro, there’s nothing bleak about this number as it meshes perfectly with the rest of the album by keeping the deep and hypnotic groove grounded on the dance floor. Rodriguez Jr. fluffs up “Chi This Wonder Up” in his remix with bouncier bass lines, as well as a few other surprises and samples.

The album will be followed by a “’Good Times Album Tour“ through Central and South America, Europe and Asia starting in November. Vinyl lovers can also be part of the good times with a 4-piece front and backside coloured vinyl record plate package featuring 7 tracks from the original LP.

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