Globetrotting producer Onra has staked his claim as one of the most exciting beat-makers of the past few years, thanks to releases like his Chinoseries collections (made from scratch with samples found while traveling Asia) and the acclaimed Long Distance LP.
Onra是一个有才华的法裔音乐制作人，在国际上因他深情的复古hip-hop音乐而小有名气。他的事业在2006年伴随着第一张专辑的发行而拉开了帷幕，开始被录入到一些合集里，被邀请到the Red Bull Music Academy，制作了一些古怪的混音集，还进行了一些有趣的合作。
Onra最有趣的项目之一便是其Chinoiserie的专辑，他在一次越南淘黑胶唱片的旅行后，找到了一些很稀有的黑胶，然后制作了这张有趣的复古Hip Hop, beatscape, 融合了让人无法停止摇摆的节拍和普通话的专辑。这一次你可能将会听到来自京剧的混音，给你的耳朵带来一些新鲜玩意儿！
'Onra is a talented Paris-based producer known well for his soulful expression of vintage hip-hop through an international lens. His career kicked off in 2006 with his first album release and has since been bookmarked by a number of full-lengths, invitation to the Red Bull Music Academy, several funky mixtapes and constant flow of interesting collabs.
Onra’s style is both transcontinental and nostalgic. Despite a French upbringing, his music is heavily colored by 80s/90s-era American hip-hop, like some crafty incantation of what many believe to be the Golden Age of the genre. Core principles at work here are eclectic vocal/instrumental samples, guest rappers and silky R&B lines amidst an overarching beat tape aesthetic and sounds derived from exotic cultures. If you’re familiar with the genre, it’s hard to hear Onra and not think of the oft-cited and legendary beat making titan, J Dilla. As always, such a comparison is high praise.
One of Onra’s more interesting projects is his Chinoiseries compilation (parts 1 and 2). Onra gained a lot of momentum from Chinoiseries which was spawned from a stint in Asia where he collected a heap of Chinese and Vietnamese pop tracks. These were later cut up and reworked into his retro hip-hop beatscape, packed with a plethora of tasty head-nodding beats and sporadic Mandarin rants with Asian instruments. It’s the closest you’ll come to hearing a hip-hop remix of that Beijing opera you saw once. Really fun stuff.
This one is particularly for the hip-hop heads out there, but more widely for anyone that appreciates bouncing to a well-crafted beat. Come vibe with Onra as he sets up shop at Arkham this NEW YEARS EVE. As always, come unprotected!'