THE REMIXES – PART 5 – THE TWELVES
It’s been a little while since we did a ‘remix special’ here on The Recommender. Previous editions, including the likes of Soulwax, DiscoTech, Bloc Party and The Golden Filter, proved to be amongst some of the most popular posts we’ve ever had on this blog. This only goes to prove the popularity and power of a good remix.
These days, checking the Hype Machine backs this up, as it’s famous ‘Top 100’ blogged tracks usually has tons of them. It’s something that we think is a little over-cooked here on The Recommender, so we make sure we reserve our ‘remix posts’ for only the finest, most outstanding efforts. This is a category that THE TWELVES slot into very neatly.
A very busy duo from the Brazillian shores of Rio De Janeiro, they bring an excellent sunny side to everything they remix. Often adding more Pop to an already Popped tune, their blends are undoubtedly still for the club floor. They have a positive bassline to all their selections, whilst allowing the magic of the original track to still remain, (often keeping most of the vocals), whilst they stir in some Funked tweaks for good measure.
Selected highlights are attached below for you to judge for yourselves. They regularly tour the world’s club scenes so you will undoubtedly be able to catch them live soon. The question is, are they true pretenders to Soulwax and DiscoTech‘s mighty remix authority?
LA ROUX – IN FOR THE KILL (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
NOAH AND THE WHALE – BLUE SKIES (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
ASOBI SEKSU – THURSDAY (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
A-HA – TAKE ON ME (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
THE FLAMING LIPS – THE YEAH YEAH YEAH SONG (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
FLEET FOXES – WHITE WINTER HYMNAL (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
THE VIRGINS – RICH GIRLS (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
RADIOHEAD – THERE THERE (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
ZEIGEIST – HUMANITARIANISM (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
DATABASE vs FRENCH HORN REBELLION – BEACHES & FRIENDS (The Twelves Remix) (ysi)
Please take a second to leave a comment, either letting us know which track is your favourite, or if you know of any other decent Twelves remixes that we’ve perhaps missed, as this sort of information lets us know what people are enjoying currently. Thanks, as always…