Melrose in the Mix goes big with Seattle alt-rap luminary Onry Ozzborn

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Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix - BAO LE-HUU
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THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND
Onry Ozzborn, Melrose in the Mix, Aug. 10

A momentous thing just happened at the public Melrose in the Mix live recording series. No, not the fact that a band named Demonfuck just played there as a featured act at the public library. Well, yes – hell yeah – that too. But what I’m talking about here is that the latest edition starred a national recording artist, a first for the otherwise local series.

Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix - BAO LE-HUU
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  • Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix
Capitalizing on him being in town for a show the night before at Iron Cow for Swamburger’s new Trailblazers series, MITM and Swam arranged to have the studio graced by credentialed Seattle alt-rapper Onry Ozzborn, whose affiliations include 24K names like Fake Four, Rhymesayers, Aesop Rock, Slug, Mr. Lif and P.O.S.



Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix - BAO LE-HUU
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  • Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix
Ozzborn impressed here last year as part of a Fake Four-heavy bill at Will’s Pub headlined by the always astounding Ceschi. Set in a live studio session, however, there was a forceful hi-fi punctuation between his rapping and the alluring claustrophobia of his dense beats, allowing his lyrical lines and character of cadence to penetrate in ways a rock club can obscure. And it was impressive to be in the studio for this.

Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix - BAO LE-HUU
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  • Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix
More than just a good performance, though, Onry Ozzborn’s presence alone lent nice national cred to the truly special Melrose in the Mix series, something that can only raise the profile of the pro-grade jewel of a recording studio our community has nestled in the second floor heart of the downtown public library.



Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix - BAO LE-HUU
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  • Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix
Great things are happening all the time at the Melrose Center with a whole range of involvement possible, from live audience to recording artist to engineering and production, all available to you. There’s a whole lot more than just books to check out, so take advantage of this amazing, innovation-minded public good and get in on the action. Keep up with the Melrose online here.

Onry Ozzborn at Melrose in the Mix - BAO LE-HUU
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