If you are not familiar with 101 Apparel, then get ready to get stoked, really stoked. How we've missed these guys, I do not know, but they are doing some of dopest mixes, clothing and music out there right now.
The ONRA collaboration project is called ESCAPISM, and it's just like the title suggests, a dreamy atmospheric mix with inspired graphics to match. The Tee comes in black or white with cool island tribal kind of typography graphic, and the mix comes on cassette and CD. Check out the snippet below.
We look forward to diving deep into the catalog, can't wait to see what 2016 will bring us from this dope brand.
“When 101 Apparel asked me for a mix, I thought I wanted to do something different and picked the theme of Escapism after selecting the first few tracks which had some kind of “ambient” vibe. That’s what inspired me when I was making the mix, and here you can find a collection of some of my favorite young talented musicians.” - ONRA
With an eclectic arsenal of samples and an ear for international sounds, Onra (born Arnaud Bernard) is a beatmaker based out of Paris, France. Reminiscent of crate-diggers like Madlib and DJ Shadow, Onra pep- pers his beats with exotic sounds from Vietnam and India, giving his sound an international flair. The French producer released his debut album, Tribute, in 2006 on Bo Bun Records, then followed up the next year with the critically acclaimed Chinoiseries, which was released on both Favorite Recordings (LP) and Bo Bun (CD). Continuing to stay pro- ductive, Onra released 1.0.8 in 2009 on Bo Bun before switching to All City Records in 2010 for the release of Long Distance. In 2011, the beat- maker released Chinoiseries, Vol. 2., 2015 he released the “Fundamen- tals album on All City.