Live at La Bellevilloise
Recorded at La Bellevilloise in Paris France
Onra is on it! A true P(aris)-boy live at the release party for his post-Dilla MPC boogie album ‘Long Distance’.
Ever since his _(album-title)Tribute_ LP with fellow French producer _(artist-name)Quetzal_ caught the ears of DJs like _(artist-name)Benji B_ and _(artist-name)Gilles Peterson_, Onra has established his stripped-back boogie and global beat vision, working with labels like All City, and A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold imprint. Along the way his _(album-title)Chinoiseries_ album, made from a crate-digging expedition to Vietnam, was released to the delight of fans of off-beat hip hop while his All City release _(album-title)Long Distance_ stepped up the pace, with a slice of boogie-drenched post-Dilla MPC magic. Following up with _(album-title)Chinoiseries Vol 2_, Onra did what he does best: immersing himself in exotic sounds off the beaten track, balancing stadium-sized drums and delicate Oriental melodies like a master craftsman. His sixth LP _(album-title)Fundamentals_ sees him return to the soulful modern boogie and golden age rap that he understands so well, bringing his travels back to the club with style.