Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï People Pray Together
Stockholm’s Tom Tom Disco offer up their first vinyl release and continue to shine with a dazzling new package from Tushen Raï & Cornelius Doctor with remixes from Jonathan Kusuma, Roe Deers, Uninc & Kolomensky and Leonor.
From middle eastern psychedelia to Romanian cold wave, tribal EBM or slow industrial techno, Tushen Raï & Cornelius Doctor have a brilliantly diverse sound and open musical minds. They play everywhere from Berlin basements to Palestinian clubs via Peruvian jungles and are newly installed resident at Paris’s Rex club. Their musical adventures continue in real style here.
Opener ‘Nana’ is a tropical disco groover, with slow drums but colourful samples and effects that make it feel alive and organic with mind melting leads that take you on a trip. Jonathan Kusuma is a leader of the underground music scene in Jakarta, Indonesia and signed to I’M A CLICHÉ, Love Is On The Rock and Optimo music. His rugged remix is built on dirty bass rumbles with stark hits driving it along late into the night.
Tushen Raï & Cornelius Doctor then offer ‘Spell On You’, a brilliantly unhinged track with wonky grooves and bass, popping melodies and colourful pads that with light up any set. This one gets remixes by Roe Deer, a key name on the scene who hails from Latvian and here layers in freaky spoken words, chops up the beats and ups the playfulness to make for a superb weird disco cut.
Two digital bonus tracks include a remix from Russian duo and ИДА label bosses Uninc & Kolomensky plus Leonor, a Mexican artist living in France and close friend of Tushen Raï & Cornelius Doctor, and both take the original in dark and absorbing new directions.
This is a wildly diverse and standout package of inventive club sounds from all involved.
A1 – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Nana
A2 – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Nana (Jonathan Kusuma Remix)
B1 – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Spell On You
B2 – Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Spell On You (Roe Deers remix)
BONUS DIGITAL 1 : Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Nana (Uninc & Kolomensky remix)
BONUS DIGITAL 2 : Cornelius Doctor & Tushen Raï – Spell On You (Leonor remix)