The Twelves

The Twelves

From Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, “The Twelves” were formed by the duo João Miguel and Luciano Oliveira back in 2005. The name came from the strange coincidence of their birth dates: twelve of july of 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’s “In New Djs We Trust” series.


The duo followed “Boyz” 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 “Twelves” remix of the song “Get Lucky” 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, Röyksopp, 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.

Let Em Riot

Let Em Riot is the brainchild of Southern California based ElectroPop producer Alan Oakes. Drawing on a wealth of influences spanning 80s SynthPop to LA Dreamwave, Let Em Riot produce catchy, danceable retro Pop that speaks to the listener with an emotional resonance rare in synth music. With an effortless Indie cool, Let Em Riot, whist at their core a SynthPop act, speaks to everyone who gets drawn into their hazy, nostalgic, music. Débuting in 2010 with their The App EP, Let Em Riot have slowly made quite a name for themselves amongst those in the know.

Ranging from upbeat floor-fillers to impassioned ballads, Let Em Riot draws on bitter-sweet nostalgia and new romanticism set amidst a hazy retro 80s ElectroPop soundtrack made contemporary with Indie sensibilities.

Like the soundtrack to the John Hughes movie of your life, Let Em Riot brings together lush, rich synthesizers and the kind of gently melancholy, tempered with optimism, that characterized the best 80s Pop. Perfectly packaged for today’s vintage Disco dance floors.

The Morose Project

A live electronic act formed in 2011. The Morose Project intends to give birth to a new sound and experience, by combining live instrumentation with an electronic minimalist structure. Their many influences include Trentemoller, Broadcast, The Smiths, and Pet Shop Boys.
The Morose project has performed alongside numerous electronic and live acts that include Claude Von Stroke, Magda, Etienne De Crecy, Dirty South, Capital Cities, Drake, DJ Z Trip, Shiny Toy Guns, The Bravery and many more. KCRW has praised the self-titled EP as one of their top favorite EP's of the year. The projects follow-up LP "ARP" is scheduled to be released Fall 2013.

"The Morose Project emulates and mixes their influences to a perfection rarely heard in todays's current wave of similarly 80s-minded indie groups. Like their music, their performance is not to be ignored."
-Ellenwood

"This electro-live three piece band not only made the audience sway, but sent us through bouts of introspection with their entrancing music."
-Swamp Monster

"Do you know that incredible feeling when you start listening to a song you’ve never heard before, and after a few seconds you’re already wishing it will never end? Somewhere between Calexico, Depeche Mode and Massive Attack, LA-based band the morose project will cater your needs for that feeling"
-Disco Demons

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The Twelves with Let Em Riot, The Morose Project

Monday, July 22 · 7:00 PM at The Glass House