French producer Onra (aka Arnaud Bernard) is here. He'll be kicking off a set of North American dates with a show at the Beauty Bar tonight at 9PM, with support from Supreme Cuts (DJs), Doc Ill & Raj Mahal of Push Beats, and DJ Moppy & RTST of Cutz On Cuts. Admission is FREE before 10PM and $3 thereafter.
Onra is gearing up for the release of his new EP, Deep in the Night, due out on June 12 via Fool's Gold. The first taste of album, a track titled "L.O.V.E.," has arrived and reminds me of SBTRKT's "Sanctuary" with a bit more boogie in its step. Take a listen to that and a few other tracks at the bottom of this post. The EP also features a guest spot from Slum Village's T3 on the album opener "After Hours." Catch a very affordable (free if you can help it) and bound-to-be-interesting performance from Bernard at Beauty Bar tonight.
All Onra dates are listed below, along with some song streams and album info.
01. After Hours ft. T3
03. Somewhere (Deep In The Night)
04. V.B.B. ft. Jay Kin & Amalia
05. Hold Tight
ONRA - 2012 TOUR DATES
Thurs 5/24 - Chicago @ Beauty Bar
Fri 5/25 - San Francisco @ 1015 Folsom
Wed 5/30 - LA @ Low End Theory
Sun 5/27 - San Diego @ Kava
Thurs 5/31 - Dallas @ Dallas Contemporary Museum
Fri 6/1 - St. Louis @ Lola
Sun 6/3 - Upper Lake, CA @ Raindance Festival
Wed 6/6 - Calgary @ HiFi
Thurs 6/7 - Toronto @ Supermarket
Fri 6/8 - Montreal @ Underworld
Tues 7/17 - NYC @ Santos Party House
Wed 7/18 - DC @ U Street Music Hall
Sat 8/4 - Maui @ Loft in Space
Fri 8/10 - Vancouver @ Waldorf Hotel
Sat 8/11 - Seattle @ The Crocodile
Sun 8/12 - Portland @ Mississippi Studios