Berlin duo twocolors is gearing up for yet another global impact with a magnetic reimagination of Safri Duo’s 2000s hit ‘Played-A-Live (The Bongo Song)’.
Creating an irresistible blend of the original and their own trademark twocolors sound, ‘Cynical’ promises to captivate listeners around the globe this summer.
True to the spirit of the original, twocolors have collaborated closely with Safri Duo to carefully conserve the iconic bongo beats that made ‘Played-A-Live’ a global sensation. Shortly after the energetic melody kicks in, captivating vocals are added, lifting the track to another level. The track builds up to a highly-groovy melody and is topped off with some instrumental chords that intertwine with the vocals perfectly. The duo incorporated additional layers of electronic beats, resulting in a fresh and invigorating take on the 2001 Safri Duo masterpiece.
‘For “Cynical”, we had the chance to work with Safri Duo – our childhood heroes.
We wanted to combine the sound of the late 90’s with our own to create something timeless. “Cynical” follows the path of “Heavy Metal Love”, seeking attention from the person who drags you down and regaining power by letting go.
This collaboration is a dream come true with two duos from different generations coming together to express our deep love for electronic dance music.’ says twocolors.
twocolors have remixed songs for global stars like Imagine Dragons, Black Eyed Peas, Shakira, Rammstein, Jessie J, Gregory Porter, Lost Frequencies, and many more. Their infectious rework of The Cardigan’s classic ‘Lovefool’, has generated over 3.8 billion streams across global DSPs and trended in the ‘Top 20’ in over 30 countries. Their follow-up singles ‘Bloodstream’, ‘Passion’, ‘Break Up’, ‘Feel It 2‘, ‘Heavy Metal Love’ and ‘Gravity’ have amassed over 130 million streams combined only on Spotify and have cemented them as both a global streaming sensation as well as a mainstay on global radio.
Hitting the ground running with the release of ‘Cynical’, twocolors remain a must-watch act not to be missed this summer.
‘Cynical is out now on Virgin Records.