Check out “High Hopes” featuring the vocals of Reggie B. When listening to the album, I can’t help but think of Onra as a mix between Dam-Funk and Washed Out, as well as other soul/funk producers like Jay Scarlett and Robin Hannibal (Quadron, Boom Clap Bachelors, Owusu & Hannibal) . The soul/funk music coming out on the fringes of popular radio that guys like Garth Trinidad tend to rep are some of the most exciting sounds I’ve been hearing in awhile. Throw some female vocals over a moody beat and that’s always enough to perk my interest as a listener.
A great compilation that promotes the soul/funk of the future is Circulations and Jay Scarlett Present New Worlds which was released in Japan in late ’08 that is fourteen tracks of quality from as many producers. If you are interested then hit me up or post a comment and I’ll get it to you!
Onra – “High Hopes”