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Luv Deluxe

This is definitely one of the most interesting/awesome/neat-o music videos I’ve ever seen.  It doesn’t hurt that the song rules too.

HD > Full Screen > Aw Yeah.

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Well, that might be harsh, because I don’t know you, but for most people I’m pretty sure that’s true.  Anyway, this is blowing my mind still:

Erlend Oye – Sudden Rush (The Twelves Remix)

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As promised, it’s time to talk about “Brazil’s answer to Daft Punk,” or, The Twelves.  I don’t really understand that comparison, as I find The Twelves much funkier than Daft Punk, but whatever.  The Twelves thrive on remixing other artists’ tunes into something you would hear in a dance club.  At first you may think that it’s all done electronically, but they do play bass and synths over existing samples to make something that’s impossible to move to (think Fleet Foxes’ “White Winter Hymnal”) into something upbeat and danceable.  (Speaking of “White Winter Hymnal” remixes, this is just delightful.)  Aside from remixes, the duo also has a few originals, which are quite good as well.  Here’s The Twelves remixing Metric’s “Help, I’m Alive”:

Daft Punk – Nightvision:

Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You

(This was already an awesome song, and now it’s more awesome)

I could go on and on, as they have a seemingly endless number of great remixes.  I’ve downloaded all the remixes that I could get my intertubes on, and compiled them in this nice zip file.  I’m sure this isn’t exhaustive, but I think it covers the majority of their work.

Download The Twelves’ Remixes

The Twelves also appeared on BBC’s Essential Mix, which is a 2 hour long live set that contains most of their more well known remixes, and is all in all a great listen.  It can be found, complete with track listing, over here.  They also have a few mixtapes floating around that are quite nice as well.

Happy dancing.

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