Mat the Alien
England, Whistler, Squamish, BC, Canada, OuterSpace
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 1988 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 turntables. He further developed his style while working in his family’s record store(opened by his dad at age 4. Mats music selection appeals to a wide variety of crowds, spanning many genres from Hip-Hop,Glitch Hop,Dubstep,funk,dance-hall,breakbeats,electro,drum & bass,rock, and more. He learned this from dj’ing in Whistler to varied crowds of people visiting from all over the world.His style has been described by Knowledge Magazine as, “Awe inspiring & Some next level shit.”
Mat has toured across the globe to some of the following places: Moscow, London(Fabric), Austria, Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Italy, Korea, Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, as well as all over the U.S. and Canada at events of up to 8,000 people,he has held down residencies at club nights in Whistler, Vancouver and Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay. He has also performed alongside most of his favorite acts.
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 at the Canada House during the 2006 Winter Olympics and djd at events for the 2010 games in whistler. He has produced many mix c.d.’s, and been busy making music and scratching on music that has appeared on T.V. show’s such as : m.t.v. News,Disband,Anna Nicole Smith a&e biography,Danny Bonaduce reality t.v. show,the theme tune to the ride guide mountain bike show and also did all the scratching on the video game 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 another collaboration c.d. with u.k. beat-boxer Killa Kela.
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 and his remixes have been played by(Bassnectar,ill gates,A skillz,Nick thayer,Fort Knox Five, Z-Trip ,Nu-Mark) and he has a re edit on Krafty Kuts latest mix cd.
On another note Mat has also changed the way people play 7” 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…………………….