Mat The Alien

Garibaldi Highlands, BC Canada

Genres:Electronic - Trip Hop/Downtempo, Electronic - Lounge/Chillout, Electronic - Ambient, HipHop - Gangsta/Hardcore, HipHop - Experimental/Alternative, Jazz - Free/Avant-Garde, Specialty - Soundtrack Alternatives, Rock - Experimental/Post-Rock
Bio: 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 shit. ..................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.    AweDaCity, “Project MK Ultra”,will follow which features the lyrical masterminds Ty-C and Subliminal JC, ty-c and mat are producing the album which will be out 2005. 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 .
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