OPAZ CELEBRATES THIRTY YEARS ON VINYL.
Release date Oct 7th 2020
”I do not pay for pluggers or play lists, I don’t get support from press, my work keeps going organically via a simple Facebook promo page and the coolest DJ’s from around the world on independent radio who know what a good Tune sounds like. To you, and the fans who have been with us from day one on this wonderful journey…thank you. ”

RAY HAYDEN.

To mark its 30th anniversary Opaz is releasing a limited edition twelve track vinyl LP ‘Opaz 30’ featuring Martine Girault, Mica Paris, Maysa, George Howard, Patrick Jean Paul Dennis, Natasha Campbell, Cartier Fraser, Imaani, new signing Mary Jane and Ray Hayden.

 

BUY OPAZ 30 LINKS

JUNO UK

PHONICA UK

DEEJAY.DE

HMV

TOWER (JAPAN)

GET OUR BEANIE HAT LINKS OCT 1ST

MERCHANDISE
Opaz will be working with Solar radio as media partner (
solarradio.com) and will air a two hour show on October 1st at 4pm looking back at thirty years in the game presented by Ray Hayden. Solar will also have exclusive distribution of our limited edition merchandise.

Opaz’s first release as a label was Martine Girault’s ‘Revival’ on June 1st 1992.

It entered the UK dance chart at No.1, winning The DMC/ Mix Mag ‘Best Soul Record’ of the year award and went on to feature in movies with Tu Pac Shakur, Micky Rourke and Meg Ryan and added flavour to Nescafe’s advertising campaigns. The Opaz 30 album will be available from all the usual stores and online sites ( HMV, Tower, Juno etc)

This opened the door for the Opaz sound, with productions, writing and remixes for Marvin Gaye, Tyrese, Mary J Blige, Will Smith, Omar, Incognito, George Howard, Ronny Jordan, Swing Out Sister, Sade, The Brand New Heavies and many more.
Opaz secured licencing deals with A&M, London and BMG records for its artists and internationally JVC and Sony in Japan opening up the Japanese market which led to work with Monday Michiru, Towa Tai, Sandii and Mondo Grosso to name a few.

NEW SIGNING MARY JANE

The Opaz catalogue is available on all streaming sites with just shy of 2 million streams annually.
Opaz’s most recent release ‘Everybody Loves The Sunshine’ May 2022 entered Amazons RnB chart at number 2 and features new signing Mary Jane. 

THE VINTAGE NEVE SOUND OF OPAZ

Opaz started as a recording studio In Hackney, on Mare Street right next to the Hackney Empire Theater in 1986. 

FILM PRODUCTION

Opaz has evolved into a film company under the banner Opaz Multimedia,  having secured a Hollywood agent, it’s first feature is in production ‘Brightlingsea’ (www.brightlingseafilm.co.uk)
Mary Jane was signed to the label to work on the film soundtrack as well as an animated project called Agatha Crup.