DJ Booth: Opolopo

An in­ter­na­tional DJ and pro­ducer, we caught up with the Mer­cury Lounge res­i­dent at the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel to talk beards, Dolly Par­ton and House of Cards…

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One thing you might not know about me is... I don’t dye my beard. My worst ever job was… Hav­ing to ex­plain why re­quest­ing Dolly Par­ton in the mid­dle of my house set was a bad idea. My fa­vorite ever record is... It’s im­pos­si­ble to pick, but Her­bie Han­cock’s Thrust al­bum is a con­tender for the top ten.

DJing is much like... Riding a bi­cy­cle - it might be safer do­ing it wear­ing a hel­met but you’ll feel like a tool. Dubai’s club­bing scene is... Yet to be ex­plored as I’m play­ing 5 nights per week. I’m re­ally im­pressed by all the great DJs com­ing through here though and wish I had more time to go see them! I’m re­ally proud of... My sis­ter who has made an amaz­ing per­sonal jour­ney.

What track could you drop in ev­ery set? My dub remix of Cru­saders’ ‘ Street Life’ seem to work in most sit­u­a­tions. I can’t live with­out... Choco­late and earplugs. My big­gest DJ achieve­ment to date is.. Be­ing the first ever res­i­dent DJ at a Four Sea­sons ho­tel.

What is your guilti­est plea­sure? Since I got to Dubai it’s the choco­late fudge cake at the Sec­ond Cup cafés. If you could DJ in any decade which would it be... The 90s... as in 2090. I’m too cu­ri­ous about the fu­ture. If I could go back-to-back with any other DJ it would be... I’d go back in time for this one and play with Larry Le­van I’m not a politi­cian but… I love House of Cards.

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