French producer Onra joins Flying Lotus for me this year in the category of ‘Beat guys who want to make the world a better place.’ His record ‘Long Distance’ (All City) is a beautiful slice of summery soul with 80s influence, not unlike 90s Hip Hop, yet still looks to the future with more optimism than chin-stroke.
My review at the wonderful soundnotseen blog sums it up a lot better.
Actually, my interview with Onra sums it up even better than that.
And while you’re in the spending mood, grab yourself a tee shirt, too.
If you’re in Sydney, get to graniph Sydney
Shop RG09, The Galeries Victoria, 500 George Street Sydney.
(ROW – find your nearest graniph retailer here)
And if you’re still feeling saucy, buy up on those Ricky Powell Tee shirts or throw in the towel before your girlfriend gets dicked.