Sunday, March 29, 2009

Twelve is the number!

I guess its time to write about my favourite Brazilians: The Twelves. Joao Miguel and Luciano Oliveira from Rio de Janeiro formed the group back in 2006. The name came from the strange coincidence of their birth dates: twelve of July of 1980. The breakthrough came when they remixed "Boys" by M.I.A. I've never had the opportunity to see them live but their shows are 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.

Here are some of my favourite remixes by these great Brazilians. And if you don't like them i say in portuguese: Cala boca! And if you want their remix of La Roux "In for the Kill" just go here.