It's been about 3 years since the last real TWIIG release. You could count Memento and Hoovela but those are essentially repackaged versions of Tarantella with different sampled melodies and a huge collaborator. Each have their perks but it never felt like something new from TWIIG.
Since the launch of Rave Culture and subsequent meteoric rise into the EDM zeitgeist, people have been wondering when and how TWIIG would make their return. The answer seems to be in the form of an unofficial UK house bootleg for Kid Cudi's classic, "Day 'N' Night."
The caption that came along with this release reads, "Hope everyone is staying safe in these crazy times! We missed you guys, created this during the quarantine and loved it too much not to share it with you! Enjoy!"
What has kept their audience on their feet all this time are the tweets they sent our reassuring their fans that they are still working on music. Just 4 months ago, they tweeted out "we miss releasing music as well but dont really have anything what we want to release atm. We are working on music everyday and still really enjoying it so hopefully something pops up soon!"
From this we can infer that this remix genuinely meant a lot to them to break their musical silence. The one thing that makes big room enjoyable is its emphasis on the kick, loudness, and clear yet aggressive sounds. UK House is much more raw, loose, and focuses more on being "dance music" which keeps the groove flowing. To that effect, they've succeeded in creating a pleasant new song to dance along to.
However, when straying so far from their original sound, you have to wonder why they didn't cook up an entire new alias to pursue their passion for this style without the shackles of their previous discography. As a long-time fan of TWIIG, I have no problems with them exploring different genres and trying new things. I just wish they did it in a more transitional way. For example if they had taken a note out of Maurice West's handbook and made a big room techno track.
At any rate, it's always exciting to see familiar faces re-enter the arena and we will continue waiting with baited breath to see what they unveil off their hard-drive next.
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