Persona Grata ― 2024 ― 00 000

Tushen Raï & Cornelius Doctor

With the creation of Hard Fist in 2017, Tushen Raï & Cornelius Doctor took off for a cosmic journey. Highly inspired by labels like Optimo, Versatile, Comeme and by the spirits of Andrew Weatherhall, they have only one motto : "Stay singular, keep the floor tripping, give them something they don't know". From Turkish psychedelism to Romanian cold wave, Jamaican Disco or tribal breakbeat, their undeniable dancing sets are fed with powerful soul voices, weirdo beats and unknown instruments.

In only 5 years, their label Hard Fist became a reference and each new release is highly expected by a community of fans growing up every day.
Played, supported and followed by some major artists like Nicola Cruz, Gerd Janson, Skatebard, Laurent Garnier, Marvin & Guy, Red Axes, etc, their imprint has never sought to emerge from the underground and still continues to follow the line that they chose at the very beginning : releasing extra-occidental artists, offering to young talents their first EPs, and creating an international community of producers based on values such as solidarity, peace and respect, and where creativity in art will always come first – before music business and marketing.

Hard Fist records have been here at the very beginning of the career of artists like Bawrut, MR TC, Pletnev, Strapontin, Omar Joesoef, A-Tweed and recently Vongold & Fargo Devianti and have collaborated with the finest artists from the underground like Jennifer Cardini, Matias Aguayo, Damon Jee, Curses, Zombies In Miami, Cosmo Vitelli, Deena Abdelwahed, Dengue Dengue Dengue or Juan McLean.

But Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï are not only the Hard Fist's bosses... Hyperactive, the guys have been invited to play in more than 25 countries in the last 5 years and have been residents of Rex Club in Paris for 2 years before settling down in Le Sucre, in Lyon, their hometown.

The duet does a lot of self-production, and have released 5 EPs including two together and have signed a huge amount of remixes, edits or singles for compilation on Labels like Correspondent, Permanent Vacation, Disco Hamam, Tom Tom Disco, Duro or ZZK which have received great praises from media like Resident Advisor, Dj Mag, Groove, Trax, etc. Their first EP "Lights Of Khonvoum" released in 2018 on their own label Hard Fist have even been qualified by Mixmax as "One of the most interesting EP of the year".

In 2022, they continue their way with many new music coming out at the end of the year and the production of a special 5 years double vinyl compilation on Hard Fist which is already "out of order". A fast and unexpected rise, but still the same roots :

"Stay singular, keep the floor tripping, give them something they don't know"

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HARD FIST

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With the creation of Hard Fist in 2017, Tushen Raï & Cornelius Doctor took off for a cosmic journey. Highly inspired by labels like Optimo, Versatile, Comeme and by the spirits of Andrew Weatherhall, they have only one motto : "Stay singular, keep the floor tripping, give them something they don't know". From Turkish psychedelism to Romanian cold wave, Jamaican Disco or tribal breakbeat, their undeniable dancing sets are fed with powerful soul voices, weirdo beats and unknown instruments.

In only 5 years, their label Hard Fist became a reference and each new release is highly expected by a community of fans growing up every day.
Played, supported and followed by some major artists like Nicola Cruz, Gerd Janson, Skatebard, Laurent Garnier, Marvin & Guy, Red Axes, etc, their imprint has never sought to emerge from the underground and still continues to follow the line that they chose at the very beginning : releasing extra-occidental artists, offering to young talents their first EPs, and creating an international community of producers based on values such as solidarity, peace and respect, and where creativity in art will always come first – before music business and marketing.

Hard Fist records have been here at the very beginning of the career of artists like Bawrut, MR TC, Pletnev, Strapontin, Omar Joesoef, A-Tweed and recently Vongold & Fargo Devianti and have collaborated with the finest artists from the underground like Jennifer Cardini, Matias Aguayo, Damon Jee, Curses, Zombies In Miami, Cosmo Vitelli, Deena Abdelwahed, Dengue Dengue Dengue or Juan McLean.

But Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï are not only the Hard Fist's bosses... Hyperactive, the guys have been invited to play in more than 25 countries in the last 5 years and have been residents of Rex Club in Paris for 2 years before settling down in Le Sucre, in Lyon, their hometown.

The duet does a lot of self-production, and have released 5 EPs including two together and have signed a huge amount of remixes, edits or singles for compilation on Labels like Correspondent, Permanent Vacation, Disco Hamam, Tom Tom Disco, Duro or ZZK which have received great praises from media like Resident Advisor, Dj Mag, Groove, Trax, etc. Their first EP "Lights Of Khonvoum" released in 2018 on their own label Hard Fist have even been qualified by Mixmax as "One of the most interesting EP of the year".

In 2022, they continue their way with many new music coming out at the end of the year and the production of a special 5 years double vinyl compilation on Hard Fist which is already "out of order". A fast and unexpected rise, but still the same roots :

"Stay singular, keep the floor tripping, give them something they don't know"

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