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The Twelves: Essential Mix

Pete Tong’s Essential Mix is always great, and was a major inspiration for my old radio show on Radio1190, The Acid Lounge.  Lately I’ve been loving remixes by Brazilan duo The Twelves, and just found a recording of The Twelves Essential Mix.

Listen: The Twelves – Essential Mix

Interestingly, a few years ago while working at Giant Step, I got to run the NYC street promo team for Pete Tong’s movie “It’s All Gone Pete Tong“. Interesting how things seem to come around.

Other related mixes I’ve written about include:


About The Twelves:

From Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, “The Twelves” consist of duo João 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 “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 pop up in sets from high profile djs around the world, including Kissy Sell Out, who played it on BBC Radio One’s “In New Djs We Trust” series.

The Twelves Essential Mix 2009-12-18 track list:

Fever Ray — Seven (The Twelves Remix)
The Rapture — Sister Saviour (DFA Dub)
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)

Found on Ilictronix.com via Hype Machine

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