The Twelves

The Twelves é uma dupla do Rio de Janeiro que faz música eletrônica alternativa, formada por João Miguel e Luciano Oliveira em 2006. O nome do duo vem de uma incrível coincidência, os dois nasceram no mesmo dia, 12 (twelve) de julho de 1980.

Release: From Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, "The Twelves" were formed by the duo João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira back in 2006. The name came from the strange coincidence of their birth dates: twelve of july of 1980.

The breakthrough for The Twelves came in July of 2007 when they remixed the track "Boyz" from M.I.A's sophomore album, Kala. The reworked track with an added club feel resulted in one of the most talked about remixes of 2007. The blog coverage surrounding the remix was extensive and eventually the track started to appear in sets from high profile djs around the world, including Kissy Sell Out, who played it on BBC's "In New Djs We Trust" series.

The duo followed "Boyz" with equally well received remixes for Asobi Seksu and Erlend Oye, both of which featured on a number of blogs and music related sites. This stream of good tracks soon caught the attention of a number of labels, including Modular Records (home of Cut Copy, Klaxons and others) who commissioned a "Twelves Remix" of the song "Get Lucky" by New Young Pony Club. The resulting remix was released alongside reworkings from household names like MSTRKRFT and Who Made Who, and received excellent reviews.

Press coverage in Brazil soon started to pick up, with interviews in newspapers and magazines. The coverage led to appearances in festivals and concerts alongside names like Justice, Diplo, LCD Soundsystem, She Wants Revenge, Van She, Phoenix, Groove Armada, etc.

Their live show is a unique blend of live keyboards, drum machines, mash-ups and remixing on the fly. A key element for the duo is trying to improvise as much as possible.

MP3: The Twelves - Works For Me
MP3: The Twelves - When You Talk

The Twelves Remixes:
A dupla tornou-se conhecida no mundo inteiro, principalmente, por suas remixes matadoras que eram espalhadas por blogs e sites especializados em música eletrônica, indie, etc.

MP3: The Virgins – Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: New Young Pony Club – Get Lucky (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Zeigeist - Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Black Kids – Hurricane Jane (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Theatre of Disco – YOA (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: M.I.A. - Boyz (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Yelle – Ce Jeu (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Asobi Seksu - Thursday (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Thieves Like Us - Drugs In My Body (The Twelves Remix)
MP3: Kylie Minogue – 2 Hearts (The Twelves Remix)

The Twelves Jams:
New studio gear led to a recent revival of our drum set, and with it these jams started to appear, so we decided to give them a home. A place for all things recorded in single takes. Some live drums, live bass and synths, no arrangements, just improvisation and noise.

MP3: Chromeo – Tenderoni (The Twelves Jam)
MP3: Zeigeist – Black Milk (The Twelves Jam)
MP3: Theatre of Disco – Disco Donnie (The Twelves Jam)
MP3: The Flaming Lips - The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song (The Twelves Jam)

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