mat the alien

mat the alien

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Im a very versatille dj who plays many genres, from funk ,old school hip hop to new electronic music .ive played many big festivals in my home whistler and travelled the world appealing to very diverse crowds from electronic to older crowds including at the the olympics last year.

Biography

A mix cd with A-Trak, Abstract Rude, The Herbaliser, Decoder, Dylan & Loxy, and HighContrast – the first thing that comes to mind is, “How on earth is he going to pull this off?” But one awe-inspiring listen is all it takes to convince even the skeptics that Mat the Alien is on to some next level s*&^. ..................Knowledge Magazine – April 2002

UK bred Mat the Alien started playing records on his brother’s 1200’s at the age of 15.
His unique and innovative style was developed working at the family’s record store in Bury near Manchester.  Surrounded by a selection of new and old vinyl, Mat’s style was fed by an eclectic blend of beats.
Notorious for his seamless cuts, effortless scratching ,and distinctive selection,  Mat developed his skills by playing many clubs, one-off events and radio shows.
A move to Whistler, B.C., Canada found him inspired by his surroundings but lacking a nearby record store, so Mat concentrated on his DJ skills, making mix tapes and beats.

Mat pioneered a legendary 4-turntable night with Vancouver hip-hop pioneer Kilocee and the Incredible Ease named Spare Grooves and was also the host of Context, showcasing live, underground hip-hop from all over Canada and the US.
Mat has judged the DMC Championships for the past 5 years and played shows with the likes of- AfricaBambaata, del, The Herbaliser, Roots Manuva, Josh Martinez, Buck 65, Atmosphere, DJ Craze, Q Bert, A-Trak, Klever, Spitakular, , Kid Koala, The Rascalz, Swollen Members, Moka Only, sweatshop union, Mr. Brady, DJ Dopey, Perfect Combination, Bad Company, Rahzel, Aceyalone, The Beatnuts, Killa Kela, Jeru the Damaja ,adam f , peanut butter wolf ,roc raida ,the beat junkies,the jungle brothers+ many more.mat had also been featured in lodown magazine berlin , modest bike ,snowboard canada ,skiing us , knowledge magazine and many more.
As a producer, he has created solid beats, which have also been featured on soundtracks for Snowboard, SK8, Snowmobile, Mountain Bike and Horror Movies & tv shows.

Mat’s debut album, “downtime” features 16 self produced tracks on Really Good Records. His next project is a mix cd with europes illest beatboxer -killa kela.
As a C1RCA Presents artist, mat has mixed the 2002“C1RCA Presents Knowledge magazine mix ” CD, which showcased his ability to blend several styles of music seamlessly. over 50,000 units of the CD were distributed worldwide.  The follow-up CD, “C1RCA Presents C1pher 2004”, which also features DJ Dopey, the 2003 World DMC Champion, is out now 30 000 copies .

Discography

The following mix cds were promotional items in conjunction with
circa footwear sent to all good sk8 and snowboard stores

Ab2001 (hip-hop mix) 300 units
Ab8 (hip-hop funk mix) 500 units
Mta drum and bass mix 500 units
Circa compilation (mta scratch track) 1000 units
Spare grooves (mta and kilocee mix) 1000 units
Knowledge magazine mix cd 60000 units
circa cd c1pher 2004 with dj dopey 30000 units

really good records
matthealien downtime cd r.g.r.001 1000 units
subliminal jc -versusstyle cd r.g.r.002 1000 units

Mta also scratched on the following projects

Lp -sweatshop union (feelin alright and revolution) battleaxe records

lp curtis santiago track -warm

12” threat from outer space –walking on the width of a blade -----concepticon records

12" hai karate -includes mat the alien remix track

Mta also has music featured on the following snowboard -mountain bike– & ski movies, which were also aired, on TV in Canada

sacred ride snowboard tv series aired usa and canada
Pist and broke films Back in the saddle
Heavy hitting films parental advisory
Radical films kranked 3
Treetop films second wind
Treetop films third degree burns
Treetop films the main event
kamikazee films rhythm
method mag snowboard dvd
burton snowboards - anon goggles commercial
scratched on nba street jam 4 -for ea sports

Set List

i like to play up to 2 hours.in my set i try to start out slow and make it build like a journey through music covering many styles ( hip hop,funk,dancehall.reggae,breaks,rock,mash ups,electro,oldies,ska,drum and bass)
i have lots of live remixes and routines i do juggling and scratching records together .
when i work with emotionz he mcs in instrumental parts and hypes the crowd and will do a couple of interactive beatbox routines with me on the turntables.i have lots of live remixes and routines i do juggling and scratching records together .
when i work with emotionz he mcs in instrumental parts and hypes the crowd and will do a couple of interactive beatbox routines with me on the turntables.