If there’s one thing that makes HARD events truly shine above their competitors, it’s the festival’s penchant for booking forward thinking and rare acts, despite the known draw or expected turn out. Case in point: Bromance boys, Club Cheval, who took the stage early on day two for their lone U.S. live appearance. Armed only with analog excellence, the foursome (producers Myd, Sam Tiba, Canblaster, and Panteros666) proved themselves ready to fill a void vacated by Belgian legends Soulwax years ago. The set translated studio creations into true live performance pieces, placing singles “From the Basement To The Roof” and “Discipline” from their forthcoming Warner Brothers debut alongside remixes of artists like The Weeknd, pulling in plenty new fans along the way. Perhaps the boys may have been better suited for a later day appearance, but the fact that they’re on the grounds at all speaks volumes to HARD’s open-minded approach, continuing to put the sounds they believe in first, no matter if fans are ready for it or not.