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Canmore, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2011 | SELF

Canmore, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2011


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"Party In The USA"

You never know when your first big break is going to land on the doorstep, but for local DJ (Restrickted) Matt Strickland, it wasn't at the doorstep, it was from the dance floor and DJ booth.
Strickland recently took part in DJing at Calgary's The Neon Run event, where he was able to meet up with Sacramento, California's DJ A-1, who was so impressed with Strickland's set he invited him to tag along on a North American circuit tour with Sound Skills Productions, sending the Canmore DJ to L.A. for a show on Nov. 7.
“I did a show in Calgary a couple of weeks ago, and then I do the show in L.A. and then we have a couple of months off over the holiday season and then we're going to get started again in February,” Strickland said.
The Neon Run is a five-kilometre road race entwined with a music festival filled with performers and music that takes place across North America. Strickland is now one of those performers ready to entertain racing crowds after their runs.
A volunteer position in Calgary for The Neon Run is now going to take Strickland on a North American DJ circuit tour with stops in San Diego, Denver, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Indianapolis, Chicago, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburg, Portland, Seattle Sacramento, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and Des Moines with Sound Skills Productions.
“I ended up getting a lot of reviews back and performed on the main stage with a couple of bigger names. DJ A-1 said I should come down to L.A. and I spoke to their tour manager and he said it was no problem to bring me along,” Strickland said on the big break.
Along with The Neon Run event, he also took part over the summer at the Lethbridge Electronic Music Festival.
“Ever since then I've been getting bigger gigs, just from word of mouth and now I'm going to L.A. for Nov. 7,” Strickland said. “The Nov. 7 gig is again part of The Neon Run, and I'm doing the after show, the concert they have after the run is over, and at the after party with one of the clubs down there.”
Starting when he was 13, it's been a nine-year journey for the local DJ, offering his skills at jumptrax entertainment for parties and events. “I started at a camp, I DJ'd a dance at a camp that I attended and I just really enjoyed it and been doing it ever since,” Strickland said.
“It's a huge step and I'm really excited for it. It takes a lot of work, that's for sure, and I'm looking forward to it because the only time I've played outside of Canada was in the Dominican Republic in a club called Coco Bongo – I get to work through the entire North American continent, essentially, so I'm excited and it's going to be pretty different.” - Rocky Mountain Outlook


Still working on that hot first release.



Music and art have been part of Matt Strickland aka RESTRICKTED'S life from a very young age. By the age of 13, he had already began to DJ for school dances and events. For his 18th birthday he only wanted one things, a pair of CDJ'S. Using his laptop and extensive song collection he began mixing music together and for his online Mix Show.

This award winning DJ has been lucky enough to travel the world in the 6 years he has focused on his career as an artist, including stops in the US, Dominican Republic, China, and Canada, with hopes of continuing to more places in the near future. Matt's Influences are Diplo, NGHTMRE, RL Grime, just to name a few.

Matt had been spinning in the Bow Valley club scene for 4 years and started producing in 2011, And shortly after that moved to Central Alberta to continue growing his career. He has recently opened for SIKDOPE, A-ONE, DIPLO, KARL WOLF and CARNAGE. His favorite style of Music is Future Bass, Dubstep, and Trap, and he hopes to one day spin on the main stages around the world a various festivals.

After recently completing his North American Tour with the Neon Run, Restrickted is ready to bring the heat back into the Clubs, Festivals and Stages of the area as well as producing his new album in the near future. 

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