About Twoloud

Twoloud, formerly stylized as†twoloud, now stylized as†TWOLOUD, is the name of a German DJ musical project consisting of members Manuel Reuter (also known as†Manian), Alexander Thomas (Alex Castle) along with Dennis Nicholls (aka D-Style). The project was founded in 2013 and are active mainly in the genres of†progressive house†and†big room house. Although the project’s anonymity has been revealed in mid-2014, the musicians were asking to be judged only by their music, not faces.nThe project TWOLOUD was founded in the summer of 2013 by the DJs†Manuel Reuter, Alexander Thomas and Dennis Nicholls. Reuter and Nicholls were both previously members of Spencer & Hill. In October 2013 they released their first single Big Bang, which fused big room house with trance elements. The inclusion of this song on compilations such as “Future Trance” and “Nature One” and a remix by the Dutch DJ hardstyle duo Bass Modulators boosted its popularity. After great success with tracks on music platforms like Beatport and Spotify, TWOLOUD signed a contract with the successful Dutch record label†Spinnin’ Records.nThe style of TWOLOUD is extensive. They are one of the few German projects in all areas of house music. The lead sound of the song “Greatest DJ”, for example, is strongly linked to that of duo†Showtek.[1]†A similar fate befell the songs “Drop It Like This”, which seems to have been influenced by Tujamo,[2]†and “I’m Alive” resembles the sound of Canadian duo†DVBBS.[3]†However, critics have declared that all songs by TWOLOUD have certain basic features that make their style unique. They contain the schema the original or its trance elements, but are equipped with modern EDM elements.nFor a long time, the members of TWOLOUD remained anonymous. In their live performances they appeared in ninja costumes and on their album covers they had never been seen.[4]†For a long time TWOLOUD was suspected to be a joint project of the Dutch DJs†Hardwell†and†TiÎsto. Their anonymity was an advantage to lesser-known artists, who would often announce that they were TWOLOUD. However, in mid-2014, it was announced that TWOLOUD was a project of the two German DJs Manian and D-Style. This was due to pictures the duo was on and the fact that they were credited on their songs.[5]†However, the rumours about the variant of Hardwell and TiÎsto did not stop. TWOLOUD were cautious of the response towards the releases, deciding to forgo mentioning their and personnel’s real names and credited themselves as Manuel Reuter and Alex Castle, while the releases sleeve contain little information about the background of the project, furthering the mystery about the creators of the releases and leading to speculation whether TWOLOUD is a duo, or a trio.n