“When 101 Apparel asked me for a mix, I thought I wanted to do something different and picked the theme of Escapism after selecting the first few tracks which had some kind of “ambient” vibe. That’s what inspired me when I was making the mix, and here you can find a collection of some of my favorite young talented musicians.” - ONRA
With an eclectic arsenal of samples and an ear for international sounds, Onra (born Arnaud Bernard) is a beatmaker based out of Paris, France. Reminiscent of crate-diggers like Madlib and DJ Shadow, Onra pep- pers his beats with exotic sounds from Vietnam and India, giving his sound an international flair. The French producer released his debut album, Tribute, in 2006 on Bo Bun Records, then followed up the next year with the critically acclaimed Chinoiseries, which was released on both Favorite Recordings (LP) and Bo Bun (CD). Continuing to stay pro- ductive, Onra released 1.0.8 in 2009 on Bo Bun before switching to All City Records in 2010 for the release of Long Distance. In 2011, the beat- maker released Chinoiseries, Vol. 2., 2015 he released the “Fundamen- tals album on All City.