Onra's future funk - Page 3

The Parisian producer paves the way for the erotic robotic

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Onra: "I had to find a way of recreating their feeling, but with a fresher touch."
PHOTO BY MR. MA$$


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. 

ONRA

With Buddy Sativa, Sweater Funk DJs

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

SOM

2925 16th St., SF

(415) 558-8521

www.som-bar.com

 

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