Monday, March 29, 2010

GET YOUR MIX ON - Mat The Alien

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.........................

Check out Mat's latest mix "Really Good podcast mix series #2"

You can listen to it here

Or you can download it here


16 BIT Chainsaw Calligraphy (PropaTingz Crunk Massacre Remix) MTA EDIT 
CHIP CHOP Launch Blank 
NASTY WAYS Schopwrekka 
Nick Thayer & Will Styles YEAAH BWOY 
Modeselektor CASH 
BAG RAIDERS Turbo Love (Jan Driver Remix) 
artfx! & Joe Hondah (feat. DJ Hype & Jim Dunloop) Al-Naafiysh - The 8Bit Soul (Bandulero Refix) 
Mightyfools Hoo Haa 
Riva Starr Black Mama (extended version) 
DiscoTech Horns (NoDropEdit) 
Act Yo Age Night Of The Hornheadz feat. Drop The Lime - Bird Peterson Remix MTA EDIT 
Lil silva Funky Flex 
mujava_rmx mujava_rmx 
Mr. Sofalumpkins Made In GB 
GTRONIC seconds 
Wiley and Chew Fu Take That Doorly Remix MTA EDIT_PN 
Bart B More Romane - Rubix Remix 
Busy Signal Da Style Deh (Douster Dagga remix) MTA EDIT_PN 
Busy Signal Da Style Deh 
Donaeo Riot Music_Video_M.T.A._Edit_PN 
L-Vis 1990 United Groove - MJ Cole Remix 
Vent Illness MTA Edit 
Propa Tingz Poor Man Style 
Rob Sparxx Casino 
Sharps Bad Sister 
benga Stop Watching 
Redlight Stupid - Instrumental 
Mark Instinct 15Karat 
Stagga Tubbys Innovation - Original Mix 
Zero G Bass Culture 
Bluetech Hanuman 
Fused Forces Back Fire 
MIMOSA sirius 
B Rich We Ball Harder (DZ's Spy Harder Remix) 
Massive Attack Paradice Circus (Zeds Dead Remix) 
Sub Scape Lion Skank_PN 
Dirty Phonics Quarks 
jammer Better Than - The Prototypes remix (vocal) 
Adam F, Horx Shut The Lights Off feat. Redman - ADAM F AND SIGMA REMIX 
Sabbath remix Medley Iron man - war pigs 
The pixies Where Is My Mind (Bassnectar Remix)

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