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Hip-Hop

ONRA “A Re-Introduction to Rap Français”

Second and final instalment of the French Rap tribute mix series by ONRA. Not a best of, just a compilation of some of his favorite 90’s French Rap songs, including classics and underground hits as well as instrumentals. The first mix received worldwide love from folks like Ego Trip, OkayPlayer …

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Soul

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 3″

Volume 3 is the edition that required the most work so far because while Volume 1 was about 3/4 classics and Volume 2 about 1/2 classics, this one features some heavy digging, including a lot of rare remixes and slept-on jams. As usual, a few classics too! Tons of artists …

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Special Themes

ONRA “An Introduction to Rap Français”

@OnraBeats: I grew up to French Rap even though I got into it a little after US Rap and R’n’B, mostly because it was hard to find in my countryside hometown. I’m glad I picked it up around the time where it was at its best though, perfectly synced with …

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MIMS Lists

ONRA (Paris, France) “My Favourite Record Stores”

To celebrate this year’s Record Store day, we asked a few of our favourite music heads around the world to share a few of their digging spots. Favorite Hometown Store Crocodisc Paris, France 42 Rue des Écoles @OnraBeats: Probably Crocodisc in the St Michel area. I like it because I’ve been going …

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Future Classics
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Future Classic: Onra “Gonna Make You Mine”

Here is the good news of the day: our good homie ONRA has (finally) released a gem he’s been sitting on for a little while now. We’ve been playing it for a few months at gigs and were patiently waiting for it to be released to get the pleasure of sharing …

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Future Classics
Beats Soul

Future Classic: Disclosure “F For You” (Onra Remix)

Very happy that this ill remix is finally seeing the light of day. Onra‘s remix of Disclosure‘s “F For You” is a production that he worked on this summer and that until now had remained a bit of a secret. A few people had the privilege of getting their hands …

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Beats

Onra “Soundcheck” (via The Operatives, Australia)

The Operatives are proud to present a new video series, which takes an intimate look at some of the world’s finest electronic producers as they tour Australia. Combining in-depth interviews and footage of the gigs, the exclusive clips offer a backstage pass into a musician’s world, full of sound, worldwide tours …

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Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 2″

In the summer of 2012, Onra & Lexis joined forces to tackle a project based on a music period they both love so much. That brief period from approximately ’93 to ’96: the New Jack Swing sound got dated and soulful club music became much closer to the Hip-Hop productions …

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Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo (Onra & Buddy Sativa)

Yatha Bhuta Jazz Combo is the collaborative project between French producers, Onra & Buddy Sativa. Their self-titled album drops April 8th (UK) / April 9th (US) via All City Records. The album consists of 12 tracks of deep spiritual jazz, almost entirely improvised and created as a therapeutic break from …

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Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up 1″

This summer, good homies French producer Onra and Lexis, founder of Music Is My Sanctuary, got together in Montreal and recorded a mix inspired by a period that was really influential for both: mid-90’s R&B club classics. The idea behind the selections: As the title suggests, the whole concept of …

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Video Digs
Soul

Onra & Lexis “Throw’Em Up” – All the Videos!

Onra and I recently released a 90’s r&b mix called “Throw’em up” and we’re really happy that the response is good. Tons of people are rediscovering tracks they loved, some they forgot about or didn’t know. There are also a ton of slightly younger people that didn’t live these glory …

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Future Classics
Beats Hip-Hop

Future Classic: Bonnie Banane “M U S C L E S”

Our good homie ONRA just tweeted me about this early this week and he simply pasted a youtube link with a !! following the link. I was of course very curious. A couple seconds into the clip I was very intrigued by the whole 90’s VHS nostalgia feeling. But still, …

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