Interviews

The Twelves Talk Mixtapes, Radiohead, Daft Punk, Europe vs. America, Coachella, and More

Like many other DJs and EDM artists have done in recent years, the Brazilian beat-blasting duo of João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira (a.k.a. The Twelves) made it to the big time via the blogosphere.

After their raucous remixes of MIA, Asobi Seksu, and Erlend Oye garnered rave reviews on the Interwebs, the producing pair found themselves performing on BBC, signed to deal with Modular Records, and gigging at SXSW and other tastemaking festivals around the world. Miguel and Oliveira are still getting mad love for such mixtapes as The Twelfth Hour and Twelves to Midnight, and are even scheduled to appear Coachella in April.

Before heading to Indio, however, The Twelves will stage a session on Sunday at 910 Live in Tempe. If you'd like a primer on the duo and their addictive mixes (try giving 'em a listen without getting hooked, we dare you), be sure to peruse the e-mail interview that New Times did with The Twelves.
The Twelves - BBC 5 Min Mix by discothreat

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Benjamin Leatherman is a staff writer at Phoenix New Times. He covers local nightlife, music, culture, geekery, and fringe pursuits.