From Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, â€œThe Twelvesâ€ consist of duo JoÃ£o Miguel and Luciano Oliveira back in 2005. The name came from the strange coincidence of their birthdays: 12th July 1980.
The breakthrough for The Twelves came in July of 2007 when they remixed the track â€œBoyzâ€ from M.I.Aâ€™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 pop up in sets from high profile djs around the world, including Kissy Sell Out, who played it on BBC Radio Oneâ€™s â€œIn New Djs We Trustâ€ series.
The duo followed â€œBoyzâ€ with equally well-received remixes for Asobi Seksu and Erlend Oye, both of which were 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 comissioned a â€œTwelvesâ€ remix of the song â€œGet Luckyâ€ 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 on Newspapers and magazines. The coverage led to appearances in festivals and concerts alongside names like Diplo, LCD Soundsystem, She Wants Revenge, Van She and Phoenix.
The sound of the duo brings influences from many genres. Among the most influential to their sound are Daft Punk, Justice, Royksopp, Vitalic, Simian Mobile Disco, MSTRKRFT, Clor, Cut Copy and Goldfrapp. Their live show is a unique blend of live keyboards, drum machines, mash-ups and remixing on the fly. Always trying to improvise as much as possible.
2009 was a great year for The Twelves, seeing a number of their remixes hit the streets for the likes of La Roux, Cicada and 80s legends A-Ha. The year was capped off with a sell-out UK and European tour and an appearance on the biggest dance show in global radio, Radio 1â€™s Essential Mix.
2010 kicked off with the release of the epic remix of Database & French Horn Rebellionâ€™s â€œBeaches & Friendsâ€ and will also see the release of their debut EP of original music through Eye Industries and a whole host of tour dates across the world.