Onra's future funk - Page 3

The Parisian producer paves the way for the erotic robotic

Onra: "I had to find a way of recreating their feeling, but with a fresher touch."

I would dare trace the notion of distance back even farther, to the very impulse of Onra's stylized hip-hop production. Whether seeking out some sense of imaginative rootedness across disparate traditions and backgrounds in Chinoiseries and other beat-tapes, or the heart of expressionistic eros in Long Distance, a sense of absence drives Onra's work. But he doesn't get lost in mournful nostalgia for a lost past and places already visited; some sort of dreamy future — a strange horizon where the erotic and robotic merge — seems to rise from the rubble. Desire might just find what it's been looking for. 


With Buddy Sativa, Sweater Funk DJs

Fri/29, 10 p.m.; $10


2925 16th St., SF

(415) 558-8521




I really enjoyed hip hop from the 90s and the fact that he says this release is influenced by that plus a modern touch makes me want to check him out

Posted by Adia on Oct. 28, 2010 @ 9:28 am

Great review- yea, this album is really rocking my world lately. It seems like 60s-70s sampling has just about maxed out. It's only a matter of time til sampling 90s becomes the next standard.

Posted by Guest Clark on Jul. 13, 2011 @ 3:21 am

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