To mark its 20th anniversary, Opaz is releasing all its music online on itunes and other good outlets. Listen to the LPs by clicking on the players.
To see a full list of Opaz material becoming available for the first time check HERE.
To view a selection of Youtube videos (and much more to come soon) check HERE.
Along with albums from Ray Hayden and Martine Girault there will be albums from Natasha Campbell, Patrick Jean-Paul-Denis, The Gatherin, Tina Baker, Sinobu and Jeremy Johnson. Featured artists include Mica Paris, Maysa, Gwen Dicky, Jonathan Butler, George Howard and Younglord.
DJs wanting to get on my mailing list say hi on email@example.com
Two new LP's available from February 11th perfect for Valentines Day, more info on the schedule page.
Clearly not afraid of a challenge or ‘status’, Hayden in 1998, won his five year legal battle against Hollywood ‘golden boy’ Will Smith, for copyright infringement against his song ‘Boom Shake The Room’.
Now, Ray Hayden and The House of Opaz have a diverse portfolio of projects and ventures. Much like a chameleon [he] has changed and adapted to his surroundings and environments both personally and professionally; and like Scott, Hayden has gone off on musical expeditions like an intrepid explorer travelling, experiencing and immersing in cultures from East –working with Japanese artists Towa Tai, Monday Michiru and Shinobu to Jeremie Johnson from the Middle East to all the Westerners named above, to animated projects, graphic design and web design all culminating in the development of a computer game with a to-die-for sound track utilising the hidden gems from The House of Opaz all under his umbrella company Opaz Multimedia.
In celebration of 20 years of achievements the entire back catalogue will be available for the first time digitally beginning October 29th 2012; this will also include collaborations from Cartier and iTunes No. 1 selling Jazz Artist Yolanda Brown.
These formative years were bookmarked by the release of the now signature song and a firm UK classic ‘Revival’ by Martine Girault, which entered the charts at No 1. Revival added flavour to Nescafe's TV advertising campaigns and featured in films starring Meg Ryan, TuPac Shakur and Micky Rourke allowing Opaz Productions to establish itself as a world class production company.
In marking its twentieth anniversary The House of Opaz will be releasing its entire catalogue online including many hidden gems from its vaults. Leading the campaign is new signing Cartier Fraser-a young lady from North West London.
Already a radio and critic favourite, lead track ‘Mr Lost’ from the debut album of the same title features nine tracks which showcases the incredible talent of Cartier nurtured and lead by the magical and renowned production skills of Hayden. ‘Mr Lost’ will be available to download from iTunes from October 29th 2012.
Hayden comments: "I've been lucky enough to stay in music in spite of the impact from the internet and I couldn't have found a better artist to mark my anniversary than the very gifted Cartier Fraser".
Publicist and CEO
Purple Reign Public Relations
+ 44 (0)7809 110 982
Opaz celebrates 20 years of Achievement.
Industry peers, critics and music connoisseurs alike have all acclaimed Ray Hayden to be one of the most established legendary and revered producers in the UK and this summer marks Opaz Productions 20th Anniversary.
From the inception of Opaz Productions in 1992, Ray Hayden has produced tracks for the following artists: Martine Girault, Ronny Jordan, Mica Paris, Swing Out Sister, Incognito, Guru, Maysa, George Howard, Omar, Adeva, Carol Thompson, Patrick Jean-Paul-Denis; and remixes for: Marvin Gaye, Mary J Blige, Sade, Tyrese, Tony Toni Tone, The Brand New Heavies, The Christians, Gene Rice, Des’ree, Another Level, Nina Simone and The Temptations.
Available in January , Ray Hayden's 'Things Will Get Better', with Geaorge Howard, Jonathan Butler and Nikki Richards
Download Ray Hayden's Things Will Get Better for free...enjoy the video.
mixes pop, urban and Arabic themes for his LP Humanity available in November. His page will be up next month and the song Destruction is available as part of the Opaz Rare Volume One available from October 29th.
Opaz wishes to thank rt.com for allowing us access to their archive to make this video.
NEWS UPDATE 10th SeptemberMany of you have been in touch since the launch of the comic saying it would make a great game or movie. Well, I'm proud to announce a new partnership with my good friend and associate Lloyd Codrington of Bluespot Network to develop a game based on the story in the graphic novel.
It will take us some months before we will have anything to show you and what we're developing will work online, on your PS3 and X-Box as well as Android and ipad.
Anyone interested in getting on a list for beta testing the game as we progress, please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also making a video featuring the lead characters which will be ready with the next issue around the end of November - spread the word.
Available for the very first time online Martine Girault's cult classic Revival. Including the original extended Revival single ( 8mins) previously only available on Japanese import CD.
Read on and download a free song from Martine Girault
Tales Of The Supernatural is a book of short stories all
parables about good and evil and what drives people to do
the things they do. Why do the dead come back?
Read Tales Of The Supernatural for the answer from stories
such as Mistaken Identity, Blood Money, Revenge For The Angels, The Time Brokers and many more.
CLICK IMAGE TO DOWNLOAD MARTINE GIRAULT'S 'GHOST'
Ray Hayden, Opaz Productions, Opaz Multimedia, St John's Wood London. email@example.com