Monday, January 21, 2008
MAT IS AN ALIEN
Let’s clear something up. Technically Mat is not an alien. He was born near Manchester and moved to Canada in the mid 90’s to follow his snowboarding addiction But that’s where things get weird. On the flight over, the airplane was overtaken by what appeared to be a massive electrical storm over the Atlantic and was out of contact for thirty minutes and when it reappeared it was in essentially the same spot as before-.” Alien contact? I don’t know, have you ever heard Mat spin records? He had been dj’ing since 1998 and developed his style while working in his family’s record store in Bury, England (opened by his dad at age 4, but 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.” “Who knows what happened on the plane?” he says. “I think If I can reproduce that alien sound , I should be able control minds and communicate through sound to people from all over the world.” Mat has toured across the globe , pioneering 4-turntable club nights in Whistler and Vancouver, and with crates as deep as a black hole combined with mixing and scratching skills he is considered among the best 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 for T.V. show’s and scratching on video games including N.B.A. street Homecourt for ea 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 50,000 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. beatboxer Killa Kela and next in line is a mix with the scribble jam 3 time champion Scratch Bastid. Mat has also changed the way people play records with “Mats Mats,” slipmats 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 ) run of Matsmats At shows mats , pristine mixing of many genres and scratching techniques really does sound like it came from another world. Did Mat really get abducted by aliens that night,We’ll never know but one thing is certain- Mat the Alien is capable of some out of this world shit and when Mat does find “that mind-control sound” the world will become a safer place.
M.T.A. came and killed it this past saturday at Oh Snap! The guy is world class!
You can go here and purchase all types of M.T.A. stuff, including CD's,Slipmats, and Vinyl.
Heres a M.T.A. Mp3's for ya'll
MP3 | The McCoys - "Hang on Sloopy (Mat The Alien hai karate remix)"
Below are a couple pics of the night however Im waiting for the rest so these will have to do for now.
This is a pic of the club at 10:30 pm. Was a good night!
Degree opening for M.T.A.
Waiting on the pics of M.T.A. on the decks.... stay tuned.