Onra: "A New Dynasty" & "No Matter What"
Back in 2009 Arnaud Bernard (better known as French DJ “Onra”) released a treasure trove of samples culled from a collection of rare Southeast Asian recordings that he collected during a trip to Vietnam. We covered the excellent record Les Chinoiseries in our Do Look Back series. Now Onra plans on releasing the follow up, the aptly titled record called Chinoiseries Pt. II. Since I wasn’t a huge fan of last year’s “chillwave” offering Long Distance, I am excited that Onra is back to doing what first turned me on to his music in the first place. You can check out two of the forthcoming tunes below – from the sound of them, fans of the first record in the series have a lot to look forward to. Chinoiseries Pt. II will drop on November 15th on All City.
— Jon Behm