Whether performing all over the world for Diet Coke, Armarni, MAC Cosmetics, on tour with the UK’s biggest music institution The Official Charts or opening festival stages, The Mac Twins’ unique talent is their ability to connect with any audience – large or small – and keep it real. Their opposite music tastes make their sets a unique battle – and make for a lively and varied gig.
The Combination of Alana’s technical ability and passion for mixing with Lisa’s infectious and energetic performances makes them a double force to be reckoned with.
Whether playing sell-out gigs in superclubs across Europe or intimate launch parties closer to home in the UK, they have the crowds eating out the palm of their hands. With a great stage presence and an eye and ear for what the audience wants, these two know how to entertain.
The girls’ are the new primetime Saturday evening presenters on the all new Virgin Radio and with station Rajars coming in at nearly half a million a week and guests such as Sigala, Fatman Scoop, Galantis, Tove Lo and John Newman sharing the guest mic with them every week, the show is really kicking off. This year they’ve broadcast live from all the Summer festivals, warmed up for Jess Glynne and Fleur East at Wembley Arena, headlined Festifeel and Fashion Undressed festival on the Southbank for Mastercard and performed bespoke intimate sets at the Groucho club, for Gok Wan’s Magazine and for brands such as Urban Decay and @london to name just a few.
They’ve DJ’d all over the UK for their own tours and more recently took centre stage as resident DJs for the Official Charts live tour playing to thousands of students every week alongside visiting top 10 artists.
They began on BBC Radio and their big break came with the 2012 Olympic Torch relay and live performances on Sky Sports. This progressed on to residencies in London’s top clubs like Whisky Mist, the W hotel and the Mayfair club. They’ve since branched out as far as Morocco (Lotus Club) and as large as Belgium’s Versus, Europe’s largest club. They continue to complement their touring with a monthly homecoming residency at “Scotland’s best Nightclub” Why Not. Their reach is ever-expanding: venues such as Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes for “Pop Shop”, stints at the 02 Islington, House of Vans, DJing for celebrity parties such as Liam Gallagher’s 40th and everywhere in between.
The Mac Twins continue to be successful because they remain true to themselves while embracing the creative tension that inevitably comes out when they are at the decks as a pair, which you can hear in their bespoke mashups too. It really is the best of bothe worlds, no compromise.
The Mac Twins’ gamified clubbing experience
Launched at the edinburgh fringe 2015
For years Lisa and Alana bickered in the booth about what to play taking a good few years to realize the magic is in the clash. While learning to work with this in their sets, it inspired them to devise their groundbreaking interactive show PLAY. They sought to crete an immersive experience that was halfway between the production values of a £90 arena show and your general club night for a tenner. It merges their performance backgrounds, their love for their old Sega Mega Drive and the clubbing world all in one show. PLAY is a ‘gamified’ clubbing experience that lets the audience have control of their night.
At the 13-night opening run in Edinburgh this past August, clubbers loved it so much they returned for multiple nights to see the same show. Engaging audiences in PLAY, the Mac Twins unique immersive experience where gaming meets clubbing is the newest hot ticket to shake up the club world
“We have completely opposite tastes in music so we compromise by mashing up songs each of us like and creatng our own individual mixtapes. The best of both worlds. Put your earphones in and let us take you to the dance floor”
The Mac Twins Mashups