When you hear the word “Brazilian,” the first image that comes to mind might not be a pair of disco djs/producers from Rio — especially given the duo’s apparent aversion to shaving. But despite this unfortunate fact, Brazilian performers The Twelves have emerged as one of the world’s premier electronic acts, being labeled “Rio de Janeiro’s answer to Daft Punk.”
Having remixed such artists as M.I.A., Groove Armada, La Roux, Radiohead, Fever Ray, Two Door Cinema, Metric and Daft Punk themselves, The Twelves (in their own words) “like to take tracks that don’t normally work on a club vibe and try and beef them up to a point that people can actually dance to them” (BBC Radio 1). The result has given them numerous Hype Machine #1 hits and a slot on Pete Tong’s famed “BBC Radio 1′s Essential Mix.”
February 5th, The Twelves bring their electro-disco act to San Francisco’s Mezzanine, courtesy of friends of The Projects, Blasthaus. Advance tickets are available here for $16 and the show is expected to sell out.
(Live mix and more info after the jump…)
Below, we’ve included a live mix from a September 2010 performance by The Twelves. Download here.