Mobilee will release the producer's first full-length this November.
Born in Nigeria and raised in Mannheim, Okpara has been a major player in that city's dance music scene, promoting parties with Johnny D and Nick Curly and developing a sound that blends elements of his African musical heritage with the techno he was surrounded by in Germany. Now based in Berlin, he's produced for labels like Deep Vibes and Area Remote, and Good Times follows up on two 12-inches for Mobilee last year. According to the press release, the album was produced in Mannheim and Berlin last summer, with an emphasis on guest appearances from artists he met at last spring's Winter Music Conference in Miami and people who happened to drop by his apartment for a visit. Guests include Oslo co-founder Nekes, vocalist Katrin Cürük and Miami's Wilo & Gil.
01. Ray Okpara - Butterfly feat. Katrin Cürük
02. Ray Okpara - Good Times
03. Ray Okpara - Cats Love feat. Katrin Cürük
04. Ray Okpara - Chi This Wonder Up
05. Ray Okpara - Shinigami
06. Ray Okpara & Nekes - Fate
07. Ray Okpara & Sander Baan - Who Wants Acid
08. Ray Okpara - Dr. Sunnys Wisdom
09. Ray Okpara & Justin Side - Hero
10. Ray Okpara, Wilo & Gil Montiel - Miami 2012
11. Ray Okpara - Rays Gittrip
Mobilee will release Good Times on November 12th, 2012.