Friday, 2 November 2012

Mat the Alien

If Mat the Alien truly is an alien, he is more than welcome to stay.

Born in the UK,  Mat grew up in his family’s record store,  which opened when he was just 4.  Music was always a big part of Mat’s life, but it wasn’t until he moved to Canada in the mid 90’s that he began to hone his skills on the turntables.  Lead to Whistler by his other passion, snowboarding, Mat found himself playing to varied crowds of people visiting the snow-sport destination from all over the world. It was playing regular club nights in Whistler that Mat adapted and originated to create his style, unique to his ability to seamlessly blend a massive list of genres like Dub, Dancehall, Hip-hop, breaks, rock, funk and DnB, with unparalleled mixing, driven by earth shaking basslines.

In recognition of his considerable musical talent and unique selection, Mat has landed regular nights in Vegas and spots on massive festivals like Ultra in Miami and Shambala in B.C.  Mat has clocked many miles on his spaceship, travelling the world over, with shows in the Philippines, Moscow, Seoul Korea, England, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Iceland,Italy and almost every city you can think of in North America.  

Confirmation of Mat’s astounding genre-blind abilities is the list of artists he has played alongside. Far too long to list in its entirety, here is a sample selection: A-trak,  Baauer , Bassnectar, Caspa , Cut Chemist , Datsik, Doctor P, Downlink, Jack Beats,  Jurassic 5, Kid Koala, Mix Master Mike, No Fx, Roots Manuva , Rusko, Snoop Dogg, 2 Live Crew , Naughty By Nature, The Glitch Mob, Talib Kweli and Zeds Dead.

Mat the Alien seems to have more hours in a day than us humans. With over a decade of touring and gigging all while producing and remixing incredible tracks. He has also found time to run and operate Really Good Records, and revolutionize turntablism with Mat’sMat’s slipmat for 45’s. Tirelessly creating and innovating,  it is safe to say Mat the Aliens talents are out of this world.

Head over to Mat The Alien on soundcloud to grab some free tracks HERE

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