Mat The Alien

NORTH AMERICAN AVAILABILITY

Let’s clear something up. Technically Mat is not an Alien. He grew up not too far from Manchester (u.k.) and moved to Canada in the mid 90’s to follow his snowboarding addiction which he stumbled upon during a trip to Austria.

He has been dj’ing since 88 and was inspired to play the drums by local bands such as (The Stone Roses and Happy Mondays) after being introduced to the d.j. culture of the acid house warehouse party’s he was hooked on blending beat’s on the turn tables. He further developed his style while working in his family’s record store(opened by his dad at age 4.

 

It wasn’t until after he arrived in Canada that his turntable abilities suddenly jumped to new heights. Heights later described by Knowledge Magazine as, “Awe inspiring & Some next level shit.” Mats music selection appeals to a wide variety of crowds, spanning many genres from Hip-Hop,funk,dance-hall,break-beats,drum & bass,rock, and more. He learned this from dj’ing in Whistler to varied crowds of people visiting from all over the world. Mat has toured across the globe at events of up to 10,000 people,pioneering regular club nights in Whistler, Vancouver and held down a bi-weekly night in Las Vegas at eye candy (mandalay-bay) for 8 month’s. He has performed alongside most of his favorite acts,some were down to earth others not. With crates as deep as a black hole he has combined world class mixing and scratching skills and is considered “Really Good” by anyone who sees him.

Mat was chosen to represent Canada and rock the party at Canada House during the 2006 Winter Olympics. He has produced many mix c.d.’s, released his debut self produced c.d. Downtime and been busy making music and scratching on music that has appeared on T.V. show’s such as : m.t.v. Anna Nicole Smith a&e biography,Danny Bonaduce reality t.v. show,the theme tune to the ride guide mountain bike show and also on video games including N.B.A. Street Home-court for E.A. sports. Mix c.d. highlights are the 2002 C1RCA Presents Knowledge Magazine Mix CD, which showcased his ability to blend several styles of music seamlessly.

Over 80,000 copies of the CD were distributed worldwide, to critical and popular acclaim. The follow up was C1RCA Presents C1pher 2004 which also featured DJ Dopey, the 2003 World DMC Champion and made big waves throughout the global d.j. community. Next up was a collaboration c.d. with u.k. beat-boxer Killa Kela and next in line is a mix with the scribble jam 3 time champion Scratch Bastid .Mats cuts can be heard on 6 tracks on the new album from Fort Knox Five - Radio Free D.C. as well as 2 tracks on the latest Sweatshop Union album. On another note Mat has also changed the way people play records with “Mat’sMat’s,” slipmat’s for 45’s allowing Dj’s to scratch and cue 45 rpm records the same as they would a 12-inch, there is also Boca 45 (dynamo productions ) ltd edition run of Mat’sMat’s At shows mat is know for pristine - quick mixing of many genres (usually driven by heavy bass-lines) and scratching techniques that really does sound like it came from another world. Did Mat really get abducted by aliens ????

We’ll never know but one thing is certain- Mat the Alien is capable of some out of this world d.j. sets.

 

Part I - Mat the Alien, Zeds Dead, Killabits at Wrongbar / Bassmentality - March 3 2011

Part II - Mat the Alien, Zeds Dead, Killabits + Reso at Wrongbar / Bassmentality - March 9 2011

 

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Tuesdays @ Maxx Fish in Whistler, BC

 

MAT'S CONFIRMED TOUR DATES ARE AVAILABLE HERE