Tushen Raï

Creation Through References

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Is it really possible to create without making references? Feeling inspired without being inspired from the outer space? With this disc, Tushen Raï comes to reconnect with his first passion: collecting records and falling in love with pieces that have unfairly fallen into oblivion, left behind, lost in the meanders of the musical hyper productivity of the 80s and 90s. House music during a very inventive, sincere and hedonistic era. 

As a tribute to these unlucky melodies : he samples, he reinvents, he reconstructs. Not in the hope of giving them a second life, and without the pretention of changing their destiny. But simply to cherish them, to show them his love and his respect for what they are.

As a geographical snub, Tushen Raï chose to invite his neighbors, both producers and friends, to join forces on this trip through Peru, Finland, Italy and France. A singular record like an ode to curiosity, thought under the sign of sharing and respect. Paying tribute to the innovators of that original vibe whilst offering up a European twist. Most recommended. 


Matt says: Self-confessed vintage fetishist Tushen Rai apparently digs the annals of dance music to conjure up a highly stimulating tonic to today's troubles. If you ask me though, there's plenty of originality shining through here - Japanese garden percussion, shamanic utterances etc. Plus it hits that on-trend vibe of proggy EBM / Goa that's tickling the fancy of a lot of DJs at the moment.


Tushen Raï & Mangabey - The Hand Of God
Tushen Raï & Neskeh - Mé Nété Pas
Tushen Raï & Pedro Bertho - Les Camarades
Tushen Raï & Warum - Trance Deux
Tushen Ra¨& Cornelius Doctor - Les Femmes Qui Ne Pleurent Pas

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