Grammy Award Winning DJ to Perform in Downtown El Paso

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By Lisa Amaya

You may or may not remember the controversial 56th Annual Grammy Awards back in January 2014. Here’s a very brief recap just in case.

A mass wedding for gay and straight couples was held while Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed “Same Love.” Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar sang and rapped “Radioactive” together. Daft Punk took home five Grammy Awards, including one for album of the year. House DJ Todd Edwards collaborated on the French duo’s winning album, “Random Access Memories.” Thus, he was a part of the magical yet controversial evening.

Edwards, whose well-known for his unique and soothing disco-flavored baseline sounds, will take the stage on March 28 at Basement S7 (Sector 7), 201 North Stanton. The 18 and over show begins at 10 p.m. Tickets are $12-18 plus service fees. They can be purchased online at: toddedwards915.eventbrite.com

Alexis Rivera, Edwards’ manager from Echo Park Records in Los Angeles, said the groups he manages always enjoy performing in El Paso.

“As for El Paso, the groups I manage always love playing El Paso because the crowds are always very enthusiastic, open-minded and positive. Crowds in El Paso always have a great energy and honestly it feels more like a European crowd than it does an American one.” Due to Edwards’ busy schedule, he was unavailable for an interview.

According to the Resident Advisor web site, Edwards is credited as one of the godfathers of UK garage. UK garage is a genre of electronic music from England that developed in the 1990s. UK garage has a smooth sound which derives from R&B. The drums and key board dominate the music’s sound. Edwards is the only artist Daft Punk has collaborated with twice. Back in 2001, Edwards sang, co-wrote and co-produced “Face to Face” which is featured on Daft Punk’s album, “Discovery.” Edwards has a long lists of singles and albums. He is also known for remixing the music of the British artists from Disclosure and Sam Smith (a recent multi Grammy Award winner).

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