The Twelves Essential Mix

The Twelves

The TwelvesThe Twelves are no secret to those in the know. However, just in case you haven’t been privileged enough to hear, let me enlighten you.  Take two funked-out Brazilians, give them some macbooks and synths, a bass guitar, your mom’s favorite disco album and a snifter of your dad’s Courvoisier, and boom! You’ve got a party starter or panty dropper either way you look at it.

I’m a huge fan of the live remixing they do. They accomplish it so seamlessly. Most of their remixes involve a super ’70s bass line, easy electro synths, and crisp disco snares and hi-hats.

Their remix selection really sets them apart, choosing underground gems such as iNDeep’s “Last Night a DJ Saved My life”, Karen O and the Kids “All Is Love” and Metric’s “I’m Alive”.

Here are two new remixes they did up. First is AHA’s “Take on Me” where they yet again bless another classic and remake it as only they can. Very nice to get the crowd vibing to in and out between stuff they don’t know yet. Second one is a brand-spanking new mix of  Husky Rescue’s “Sound of Love.”  Really feeling the synths and funk guitars on this one.

If you get a chance, they will be coming to the states in April, first gig is in Miami @ Liv on 04/28/2010. Check the two tracks below, and for the love of god, download the Essential Mix, because it is possibly one the best DJ mixes I have ever heard.  Tracklist for the mix is below.

Husky Rescue- Sound Of Love (The Twelves Remix)

AHA – Take on Me  (The twelves remix)

The Twelves Essential Mix on BBC Radio 1 (DEC 2009)

The twelves Essential Mix – TrackListing:

The RFever Ray —Seven (The Twelves Remix)
Phoenix — Fences (Accapella)
Cerrone — Look For Love
Kraftwerk — Music Non Stop (Vocoder)
Daft Punk — Da Funk
Glass Candy — Last Night I Met A Costume
LCD Soundsystem — Nike Run (Excerpt)
Yelle — Ce Jeu (The Twelves Remix)
The Chemical Brothers — Music-Response
Mr. Oizo — Two Takes It
D-Train — You’re The One For Me
Metric — Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)
Roger Sanchez — Computabank
Chilly — For Your Love
Dynasty — I Don’t Wanna Be A Freak
Radiohead — Reckoner (The Twelves Remix)
Siriusmo — Last Dear
Empire of the Sun — Walking On A Dream (Accapella)
Zeigeist — Humanitarianism (The Twelves Remix)
Eddie Tour — Up The Glitter
Gaznevada — I.C. Love Affair
Phoenix — Lisztomania (Accapella)
Groove Armada — Drop The Tough (The Twelves Remix)
Methusalem — Robotism
Gossip — Standing In The Way Of Control (Accapella)
Chromatics — I Want Your Love (The Twelves Remix)
Laid Back — White Horse
Metronomy — Radio Ladio
Sparks — Tryouts For The Human Race
M.I.A. — Boyz (The Twelves Remix)
Daft Punk — Voyager
Indeep — Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (Accapella)
The Virgins — Rich Girls (The Twelves Remix)
Fleetwood Mac — Dreams (The Twelves Remix)
In Flagranti — Just Gazing
The Alan Parsons Project — Be Like You (The Twelves Remix)
B.W.H. — Stop
The Chemical Brothers — Block Rockin’ Beats
Karen O and the Kids — All Is Love (The Twelves Remix)
Fleet Foxes — Mykonos (The Twelves Remix)
Patrick Alavi — Power
Michael Jackson — Thriller (Instrumental)
Justice — Stress (Siren)
Kano — Ahjia
Mr. Oizo — Gay Dentists
Donna Summer — I Feel Love
Cerrone — Give Me Love
Mr. Oizo — Hun
Chic — Everybody Dance
Coldcut — Timber
Basement Jaxx — Rendez-Vous
Les Rythmes Digitales — From Disco To Disco
Alex Gopher — Motorcycle
Nirvana — All Apologies (The Twelves Remix)
Kraftwerk — Trans Europe Express
Black Kids — I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You (The Twelves Remix)
The Rapture — House Of Jealous
Scenario Rock — Skitzo Dancer (Justice Remix)
Daft Punk — Aerodynamic
Boys Noize — Arcade Robot
Basement Jaxx — Good Luck (Accapella)
The Beatles — Eleanor Rigby (The Twelves Remix)
The Twelves — Nightvision (Daft Punk)
La Roux — In For The Kill (Twelves Remix)

aka Joel Richard Kienitz, is the co-founder of Fresh Wet Paint. He currently lives in Chicago and works in marketing and music. Soundcloud page

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