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Arnaud Bernard aka Onra should need little introduction. His talent for delivering emotive, soulful hip hop that really hits the spot is demonstrated through his multitude of releases since 2006. Hailing from Paris, Arnaud has produced six albums and even more EPs, but this high quantity hasn’t set the quality aside. Through his various releases, Arnaud evidently takes influences from a hugely eclectic range of sounds, from jazz through to country; carefully and respectfully using these styles to craft a unique and refreshing take on hip hop. He’s collaborated with a wide range of rappers during this decade of his career, which confirms his ability as a producer. What also sets Onra apart is his DJing ability, curating all forms of melodic, emotional grooves with a heavy soul and RnB lean during his mixes.
With no releases yet this year himself, we invited Arnaud in to tell us what he’s been listening too and gaining inspiration from. So, lets get down to it, Onra’s favourite releases of 2016 so far…