BAND WATCH: ONRA

ONRA

FILE UNDER: Electronic, Breakbeat, Hip Hop, Future Soul

Since our secret source passed along this guy Onra, we haven’t left his Myspace page all day. Mostly because of the instrumental “What’s Next”, and “My Comet”.

Onra, along with his partner pianist Byron the Aquarius, formed the group The Big Payback, a soulful and worldly sounding production duo where Onra programs drums and samples, and Byron plays the Rhodes and assorted synths. In 2007, Cinnaman & Jay Scarlett hand selected their track “Cosmic Travelling” for the Beat Dimensions compilation released on Rush Hour. A nice feather in the hat for The Big Payback in future electronic music.

What’s he doing now?
Onra is about to head out to Barcelona for his “2nd Term” of the Red Bull Music Academy, a place where we found other crazy talents like Clonius who produced the Rob Swift & DJ Equal intro for our show on XM Radio.

Make sure to check out the Youtube spot he did for Coca Cola on his page.
Look out for this dude.
MYSPACE.COM/ONRA

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