Da Tweekaz ft. Elke Diels – Letting Go

After the venue for Bass Control 2014 was announced, I wanted to find out about my favourite Tweekay boys and what they were up to in the musical realm of Hardstyle. I came across this recorded performance video on the 18th of July and felt like I died from happiness. It wasn’t in the iTunes store, and it wasn’t released yet. Since I wasn’t receiving promo mail from Dirty Workz, all I could do was wait.

As of the 7th of August, the official music video has been released, and the release date has been announced as the 1st of September 2014. I didn’t notice until the 15th of August since I was busy with homework, but it’s better late than never. Without further ado, it’s time for me to deliver my two cents on the brilliance of this tune and why I’m so excited about its release.

First of all, we all know what ‘Let It Go‘ is and where it’s from. The track became an instant classic when it was released, because its empowering message was one that resonated with people from all walks of life. Da Tweekaz themselves have released a remix of this tune. I always love it when they put a Hardstyle twist on popular songs. It’s a daring, reckless, yet playfully ingenious thing to do. Their twists always manage to match their wacky everyday personalities perfectly. If you saw the performance video I linked you to earlier, you can see how their playfulness flows into their live performances. If you follow their social media, you’ll see how they do all sorts of funny things. In fact, if you’ve seen them live, like me, you’ll know how enjoyable it is to see and hear Da Tweekaz having fun. Remixes of popular songs are always good for a laugh and surprise on the dance floor.

From the popularity of ‘Let It Go’, to the remix of ‘Let It Go’, there’s no denying that Da Tweekaz have openly professed their love for this tune. Many others have in similar ways, and you only need to Google things like covers and bootlegs to see how many people have already done so. However, making a track like ‘Letting Go’, is taking things to the next level. I don’t think the similarity in the title and the theme is a coincidence at all. In fact, it seems to be their way of saying: We’re not done yet, surprise! Many artists normally stop after they finish their covers, but it is the ones who choose to step out of that comfort zone, then create something entirely new that are going to have the greatest chance of succeeding. It’s hard to walk out of something so memorable, but Da Tweekaz managed to do it, and they did it brilliantly.

‘Letting Go’ incorporates subtle Drum & Bass percussion in the beginning. With the soft yet vulnerable layers and vocals, it can even sound like something quite meditative. Sprinkles of guitar throughout breakdowns are beautifully magical. Then, the main melody trumpets its way in. The chords gradually climb its way up, and aren’t just cliche ascending scales. It’s a great representation of how things are in life when people try to overcome difficulties. It’s not just a simple case of ‘up and go’, since people can only make their way to the top after overcoming obstacles. The lyrics for this track are simple yet powerfully universal, because it tells the victorious story of opening oneself to new experiences. After the pain of holding back, it reminds others about the relief of release. It’s basically just like the feeling of going to festivals after several days of hard work and other mundane routines. People enter into a world where they can temporarily cast all those worries and negativities aside, to feel free. The music video takes the approach of moving on for a breakup, but really, the track can be applicable to so many different situations.

Da Tweekaz, I can’t wait to see you again. I won’t be able to let you guys go!

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