TWIN TWIN is a French electro group, originally from Montreuil, in Seine-Saint-Denis. Composed of Lorent Idir, François Djemel, and Patrick Biyik, the group is characterized by a mix of punk, electro, and rap sounds.
TWIN TWIN began their artistic careers with cinema: they were camera assistants and made a film with Why Not Productions. François later worked as a bassist in various rock and hard-rock bands. Lorent experimented with slam poetry and writing, and he published his first novel “Un nageur en plein ciel” with Rivages/Noir editions. Their encounter with saxophonist François Jeanneau changed the game and inspired a new creative dynamic in the twins, which would later lead to the formation of the group.
Twin Twin was formed in 2009, initiated by Lorent and François who were then playing in their band called Chimère in Montreuil. It was during their meeting with beatboxer and drummer Patrick Biyik that Twin Twin was born. The group’s first composition, “Vive la vie”, launched the group to explore the capital and seek popularity. In addition to music, the group adopted a very personal visual style, favoring colorful and vintage stage outfits.
That same year, they won several awards: the SFR Young Talent Award and the Lance-toi en live competition, which led them to open the shows for VV Brown and BB Brunes. Over the following years, they supported several artists such as Stromae, Shaka Ponk, and Philippe Katerine. The trio also won the Prix Paris Jeunes Talents 2010 and were invited to perform at Solidays for two consecutive years, during the 2011 and 2012 editions. The group immediately marked by their joy of living and contagious optimism both in their music and in their daily life. The interviews they give for TV or websites are another opportunity for them to express their good mood. Before the release of their first EP entitled “By My Side”, two clips were released: ZXR in February 2010, and “By My Side” in November 2011. The third title of the EP, “Comme toi” involved a collaboration with Lexicon. In April 2013, the group’s first album was released: “Vive la vie”, edited by Warner Music France.
On March 2, 2014, the group was announced as the French national final for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014, with the song “Moustache”. They finished last in the Eurovision Contest with a score of two points. After Eurovision, Twin Twin went to New York to compose their second album. In December 2014 and January 2015, they played in many clubs in the city while writing new songs.
It was in New York that they met Jillionaire from Major Lazer, and in 2016, it was with him that they produced the tracks that make up their second opus. They wanted to recapture the energy of their beginnings, punk, saturated guitars (Soundsystem, Die Trying), but also hip-hop (Weed in My Pocket, Beretta Gucci) and ska, dub, reggae influences (Easy Life, Always Say No, Nowhere to Go) that they mix. However, no album was released. Only a hip-hop single, entitled “Maintenant je sais”, was released in 2019. The song was followed by the songs “Paradiso”, “Vomi noir” and “Love song”. They collaborated with Guad for the song “Chez moi”.