Tag: Ray Okpara

Interview: Ray Okpara

Ray Okapra‘s Nigerian roots has always informed audiences with percussive, loopy, infectious sound. One of the key artists to emerge from the Frankfurt and Mannheim scenes, Ray has been a staple of Mobilee, Area Remote, 8-Bit, and many others who have all released his work. In 2018, his It’s Ours party continues to be much loved round Europe. Now, Ray brings the second release on promising upstart imprint YET Records with “Violong”, a collection of dancefloor aimed tracks also featuring remixes from Andre Butano and Jee Bear. Here, with the release available at the end of August, Ray discusses what’s ... Read more

Mix #054 + Interview By Ray Okpara

An artist whose roots lie half in Nigeria represents today for what we understand as House. Percussions, drifty hypnotic beats, a touch of soul and marvellously deep. House is a feeling and Ray Okpara has his finger firmly on the pulse… Despite coming to prominence during the media’s 2008 obsession with Frankfurt/Mannheim via releases on Cecille, Oslo, Get Physical and Area Remote, Okpara has been instrumental in Germany’s flourishing house scene for well over a decade. Initially taking to the decks in the mid-90’s, Okpara quickly found his groove. As with most DJs, the production itch had to be scratched. ... Read more