As Austin continues to grow, the electronic music scene lingers in the dark under a vial low pass filters, analogue synths and ghostly reverbs. However, as the mainstream light illuminates brighter, its shadow spreads further.
Breaking through the blogosphere, The Brazilian electronic duo, The Twelves have made such lists as 9 Unknown Bands To Watch at SXSW and 25 Must-Hear Artists at Coachella 2011. Their semi-tropical, super sexy electro house grooves will certainly get your booty shaking.
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.
“The Twelves earned their SXSW stripes with an airtight, playful DJ mix of old school hip-hop (Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock’s failsafe “It Takes Two”), iconic house (Daft Punk’s Homework-era grooves), and present-day indie rock remixes (Black Kids’ “I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You” really brought the house down). But it’s more than just two dudes and some records: They’re adding keyboard flourishes and drum machine loops to every track, making the already admired hits their own.” — Peter Gaston, SPIN
“Brazil’s answer to Daft Punk” – Pete Tong
Night Drive is the type of music you would hear on a car stereo if Giorgio Moroder and Ray Bradbury were driving late at night through a buzzing metropolis. Inspired by bygone era of glamour and excess, kalioscopic neon lights, Studio 54 and Tony Wilson’s Hacienda, the band pulls influence from acts such as Brian Eno, New Order, OMD, The Drums and LCD Soundsystem to name a few. Night Drive rides a nu-wave of fast-tempoed, synth-based electronic sounds driven by rich guitar melodies and arresting vocal hooks.
*LAMBDA* (Electric Tooth ATX)
With one foot in the past and one foot in the future, LAMBDA looks forward for new sounds but doesn’t forget the past that helped shape music into what it is today. LAMBDA blends tracks of the funky/disco/boogie/house/electronic flavor from soulful sounds to lush electronic synths.