Having already seen a huge response for their previous releases 'Lilac Light' and 'French Sunset' over the last few months, rising electronic duo Twin Sun recently returned to deliver their stellar remix of Zoot Woman's 'Where Is The Man'.
With its shimmering and sun-kissed aesthetic, their rework of 'Where Is The Man' makes for a wonderfully bright and summery addition to our lives. Filled with sweeping synths, killer basslines, and a brilliantly catchy chorus, the pair are set to ones to watch before the year is out.
So with the new remix surging on Spotify right now, we sat down with them to find out more about their background and what has inspired them most over the years.
What were the first instruments you fell in love with?
Jamie - My main instrument I first really paid attention to was the guitar. I remember my dad playing guitar around the house when I was young and I immediately fell in love with it.
Pete - Bass guitar was definitely my favourite instrument growing up and I loved playing it from an early age, even though I wasn't strong enough to hold it properly.
What has been the most prominent inspiration behind your music so far?
J - Without sounding cliche, I would say music itself. We both listen to a lot of music new and old and every day we are inspired to be creative, be it editing an old track or writing something new. I think it’s healthy to be inspired by music.
P - I agree with Jamie, all the music we listen to helps to inspire what we do in the studio and the music we make ourselves.
What kind of music did you love as teenagers?
J - As a teenager (and still now) I love anything with a melody. The Indie/Britpop scene was huge and you couldn’t get away from it. Hip hop, R&B and house music were also big influences. I was also heavily into older bands like Hall & Oates, Supertramp, Tears for Fears and Fleetwood Mac.
P - I feel very lucky to have been a teenager in the late eighties and early nineties as there was so much ground breaking music being made, particularly in alternative and electronic music. I'd developed a love for pop music as a child in the eighties but having everyone from Pixies to Aphex Twin, Portishead to Orbital bringing out exciting new music as I was growing up definitely helped cement my love for a broad variety of music.
Can you remember the first song that made you want to pursue a life in music?
J - Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys. What a song, so many layers, melodies and counter melodies. It’s so complex but feels so simple.
P - Since I Left You by The Avalanches. To me, that single (and album) showed how you can use samples to create music that still sounds unique to you. It also opened their GIMIX promo DJ mix which inspired me to buy record decks and learn to mix.
When you wake up in the morning, what kind of music do you like to listen to?
J - My morning routine changes from day to day but mornings I listen to 6 Music over a cuppa before I start my day.
P - Same (except my preferred morning cuppa is coffee rather than tea.
How many of your songs have you written about people in your life?
J - Without getting too deep, I think every song that we write has a personal element of how one or both of us are feeling at the time but luckily we will usually give the lyric duties to the person singing the songs, so we dodge the bullet of people asking who the song is about!
P - I have written a whole concept album about Jamie and his collection of running shoes but haven't decided when to tell him about it yet.
J - Thanks for letting me know...
What have been the most memorable moments in your career so far?
J - Personally I have quite a few but to shortlist. DJing and playing live at Glastonbury has been huge and definitely won’t be forgetting those moments. Also getting the opportunity to remix Zoot Woman. It was an opportunity I never thought we would get, and the reaction to it has surpassed both of our expectations.
P - I couldn't agree more with Jamie's answers here. Glastonbury is where Twin Sun formed back in 2015 and every set we've played together there has been incredibly special. Since we started, we've been fortunate to work with many people and Zoot Woman have been fantastic for us, giving us great feedback on what we're doing and the opportunity to remix such a great track of theirs and have it released as a single.
Outside of music, what are your biggest passions?
J - I love running, it’s become a huge passion of mine over the past year. There’s nothing better than putting your headphones in, putting on some music you love and getting out there.
P - I'm rather partial to single malt whiskies, a slightly less healthy companion for listening to music with.
If you weren’t musicians, what other path do you think you might have taken?
J - Definitely a trapeze artist.
P - A magician's assistant.
And what advice would you give to those looking to start a career in music?
J - I would say persevere. It’s very easy to let one or two rejections knock your confidence and stop you from doing what you love. Keep going and prove the doubters wrong!!
P - Don't be afraid to ask people you look up to for feedback, you never know when you might find the perfect collaborator or hear exactly the words you need to get you on the right track.
Twin Sun's new remix of Zoot Woman's 'Where Is The Man' is available to stream and download now. Have a listen to it in the player below.