60 minutes with exclusive and unreleased tracks. Hosted by Gordon Gieseking and Malte Tarnow on Radio BLN.FM. ▸▸ Every second Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday of the month (January, 8th – 8pm / 9th – 9pm / 13th – 10PM CET).
Onra (Arnaud Bernard) was born in 1981 in Germany to French parents, although his father has Vietnamese ancestry. He discovered a passion for music at the age of ten and started making music at the age of nineteen. In 2000, he moved to Paris to pursue studies.
The first album was made in collaboration with producer and friend Quetzal (Al Quetz) in 2006, Tribute, a project inspired by Soul Music.
At the same time, he started collaborating with Byron the Aquarius, a keyboard player from Alabama, and released an album under the name Byron & Onra “The Big Payback” in 2007 on Japanese label Circulations.
In 2006, he went to Vietnam for the first time, and brought back over 30 Chinese and Vietnamese records from the 60′s and 70′s. He made a collection of 32 tracks with this unique material and named it, Chinoiseries, a ground-breaking album that blends Hip-Hop and Chinese Pop Music influences.
In 2008, he was selected to attend the Red Bull Music Academy followed by his LP Long Distance, released in 2010 on All City Records, currently his most critically acclaimed album.
In 2011, Onra released a second volume to Chinoiseries, called “Chinoiseries Pt.2” on All City Records, with Chinese Music Records found in China, Thailand and Vietnam and in 2012, he released his newest EP Deep In The Night on Fool’s Gold Records.
The show includes acts like Onra, Scherbe, Glenn Astro, Lion González, Darius Vaikas, Mmpsuf, Portformat, Celista, Keith / Lippok / Jean Michel, Godblesscomputers, B-Ju, Herrmutt Lobby, Samoyed, Bearcubs, Amerigo, Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde, 40 Winks, Walrus Ghost, Cass., and many more…
Finest Ego | Radio with Onra on BLN.FM
01. Scherbe – Me And My Mouse (Glenn Astro Remix) [Big Bait Records]
02. Lion González – Robot Text [Forthcoming, Symbols]
03. Mmpsuf – The Sailors (Darius Vaikas Remix) [Unreleased]
04. Portformat – Sweet Dovilé [Unreleased]
05. Celista – Brooklyn [Self-Released]
06. Keith / Lippok / Jean Michel – Fearless [Unreleased]
07. Godblesscomputers – Green Flowers (B-Ju Remix) [Forthcoming, Equinox Records]
08. Herrmutt Lobby – Major Grubert [Forthcoming, Eat Concrete]
09. Samoyed – Minnow [Vase]
10. Bearcubs – Fighting Shadows [Cadence Collective]
➨ Onra Interview
11. Onra – In My Place [Bo Bun / Swamp]
12. Onra – Stop (Walk On By) [Bo Bun / Swamp]
13. Onra – This Is How I Feel Right Now [Bo Bun Records / Swamp]
14. Onra – Somehwere Deep In The Night [Fool's Gold]
15. Onra – L.O.V.E. [Fool's Gold]
➨ Onra Interview End
16. Onra – Dirty Loop [Favorite / Bo Bun]
17. Amerigo – Bizarre Tribe: A Quest to The Pharcyde – Runnin [Gummy Soul]
18. 40 Winks – Dream About [Project: Mooncircle]
19. Walrus Ghost – We Build It Up To Tear It All Down [Unreleased]
20. Cass. – Ethan Veerbek [Self-Released]