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EC Twins, fixtures of L.A. EDM scene, to be in Salt Lake this weekend

Published August 20, 2012 6:04 pm

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EC Twins perform in Salt Lake City this coming weekend.EC Twins are Marc and Allister Blackham, twins who grew up in Manchster, England but are now fixtures of the Los Angeles electronic dance music scene. The last time the twins were in Utah, Marc said in a Tribune interview, "there was snow but not enough to make it romantic," so he was thrilled to come to Utah when the temperatures should be warmer. But that's not the only reason why they decided to move themselves three years ago from cold Manchester to warm Los Angeles. "L.A. has become a mecca for electronic music," he said. Besides creating their own music, the twins are talented at "remixes" that aren't so much remixes as total reimagined versions of other songs. Take for instance the twin's re-working of Adele's "Someone Like You," which was a dance anthem hit that curiously didn't make you feel like killing yourself (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHqJLnRizf8). "We were looking for a ballad to make an up-tempo song," Marc said. "We like to be uplifting."

When • Saturday, Aug. 25 at 9:30 p.m.Where • The Depot, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake CityTickets • $12 at SmithsTix

See the duo here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhTfpmV_tHY