Since the age of 14 Mat has been mixing , scratching and making mixes - beats , spanning many genres , tempos and styles , but always having one thing in common - heavy beats and bass lines with lots of cuts and turntable tricks thrown in.
It all started after hearing the electronic sounds being played in the warehouse party's around the northwest of England in 88. Taking it back Mats dad opened a record store in 1978 called Vibes Records (#1 independent record store in the UK) and eventually a second store Muze in Bury just out side Manchester where his parents grew up.Being around music from an early age lead to Mat taking up the drums at age 10 and it wasn't until 1988 that he stumbled upon the underground Acid House scene taking over the UK warehouses. From then on he searched out where this music was from and how it was put together on the turntables. Muze records became a store where the locals djs came to get the new underground sounds and mat began playing his first shows before he was even old enough to get into the venues. He played sets on many pirate radio shows and began doing some shows and charts on the Intallex radio show run by XTC and Marcus Intallex. Then came scratching through seeing XTC and after hearing a tape from Dj Hype on Fantasy FM. Many nights were spent ruining records and cutting back and forth trying to figure out how Hype got those crazy transformer sounds. These were the days before internet tutorials and dvds so it was a lot more trial and error.
In 1995 mat and his family moved to whistler Canada to pursue his new addiction of snowboarding and he met djs like Vinyl Ritchie and Kilo Cee who were playing diverse sets dropping Hip Hop into Funk into electronic music . Whistler had mixed crowds too from all over the world and mat enjoyed doing sets where you could flip from genre to genre and add lots of cuts in there too.
Described by Knowledge Magazine as 'awe-inspiring' & 'some next level shit.' Mat has toured across the globe and performed in 15 countries from Miami to Moscow at Sports events such as the US Supercross , Olympic Games (Torino & Whistler) , X Games & many of Canada largest festivals of up to 15,000 people, also pioneering club nights in Whistler & Vancouver and held down a bi-weekly club night in Las Vegas at Eye Candy (Mandalay Bay).
Original music and Remixes are coming fast and furious , they have been featured on many T.V. shows , DVDs and Webisodes .
Mats latest remixes have been played on Rinse FM by Om Unit and BBC Radio 1 by B.Traits as well as support from Addison Groove , Chrissy Murderbot , Doshy , 6Blocc and more.
His Remixes for Nick Thayer, South Rakkas(Featured on Diplos Mad Decent Blog) , and also original music have received positive feedback and plays from some of the industry’s biggest names . His skratches can be heard on tracks by Fort Knox Five, Eprom - Ill Gates , Mochipet , Sweatshop Union & EA Sports NBA Home Court 3. Now also touring with his video / DJ set and he is taking the solo DJ act to new heights, hitting all of the senses with custom remix and video edits witnessed at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival & Shambhala to name a couple . His Jaime L’Dubstep mix cd has so far 70 000 downloads and still going and he plans on doing more in the near future.
2012 saw the Re-launch of (Really Good Recordings) and will feature his own music alongside some of Canada’s finest electronic producers .
Mat joined his friends Zeds Dead on a Bus tour across Canada and US dates including shows with Araab Muzik and was received with an amazing response.
He is also is also a official monster Energy DJ and can be found DJing at some of their top sporting events events alongside and often Jamming with djs like z Trip and Nu Mark and also getting to pull out the occasional 45 set .
Catch mat at Really Good Tuesdays at the Maxx Fish Whistler (5 years and still going strong) and on tour most weekends .
Zeds Dead @MatTheAlien is a beast on the decks. Very entertained .
Dj fashen @MatTheAlien is destroying Hard Rock Las Vegas .
LiquidStranger @MatTheAlien A pleasure for sure, and you absolutely killed the Whiskey Bar!! .
Bare Noize anybody that does not know about @MatTheAlien should get to know! incredible turntablist!!!! .
Nick thayer @MatTheAlien Man that guy is such a rad DJ, very intimidating coming on after him ! .
Antiserum Whistler was REALLY GOOD! Out to @MatTheAlien, amazing DJ and top dude! .
Charly (@DIRTYPHONICS) @MatTheAlien and when in Canada catch one of @MatTheAlien s crazy sets ;) .
Smash Gordon @MatTheAlien I saw u Dj at shamballa u are amazing!
Remix played by Om Unit on Rinse FM UK
Remix played on BBC Radio 1 UK by B.Traits
Official Sponsorship by Monster Energy
Launched Really Good Recordings 2012 with the first 3 releases getting lots of high profile dj support.
X Games (performed at Monster Energy party)
Supercross U.S. Finals (performed at Supercross Monster Energy events across Canada and also the finals party at Hard Rock las vegas)
2008 and 2009 performed at the world famous electronic music venue Fabric in london England
Whistler Village’s New Year Party 2004, 2005, 2008 & 2010
Whistler/Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival 2001-2012
DMC events-performed opening set and judged various regional dmc events since 1999 -- in Vancouver, Victoria, and Whistler including the Candian finals in 1999
Winter Music Conference (Miami) highlights-
-- performed at Ultra -20,000 people total attended
-- and at Global Gathering -Hip Hop stage -after Jungle Brothers
--Knowledge Magazine party-at Level (Miami) with the Allies (klever -Craze -A Trak)
FM4 Radio Vienna- performed live on fm4 radio vienna (tribe vibes show ) 2 times --------which airs all over Austria and some of Germany
Shambhala- 2012,2011,2010,2008,2007,2006,2005, 2003, 2002 outdoor music festival with ----over 10,000 -people in attendance
Debut sold out shows in seoul korea
Sold out show in seoul korea with cut chemist
Canada house olympics torino italy
Performed shows alongside some of his favorite acts :
Abstract Rude , Aphrodite, Aceyalone , Afrika Bambaata , Ajapai , Antiserum Aphrodite , A-Skillz , Nick Thayer, A-trak , Atmosphere , Bad Company UK , Babu , Bar 9 , Bare , Bare Noize , Baauer , Bassnectar , Blackalicious , Borgore , Bullfrog , Buck 65 , Caspa ,Cut Chemist , Danny Corn , Datsik , De la soul , Del the funky Homosapian , Dirty Phonics , Disco d , Distance , Dj Craze , Dj dopey , Dj pump , Dj swamp , Dj Vadim , Doctor P, Downlink , El-B , Eprom , Flying Lotus , Fort Knox Five , Greenlaw , Ill Gates , Jack Beats , James Lavelle , Jeru the Damaja , JFB , Josh Martinez , J Rocc, Jurassic 5 , Kid Koala , Killa- Kela , The Killabits , Killsonik a.k.a. Chasing Shadows , Klever , Knight-Riderz , Koan Sound , Krafty Kuts , Kutz , Lighta Crew , Liquid Stranger , Mark Instinct , MC Zulu , Megalodon , Melo-d , Mike Relm , Mix Master Mike , Moka Only , M.O.P , Myles Away & NOG , Nick Thayer , Noah-d , No-Fx , Nu-Mark , N-Type , NumberNin6 , Om Unit , Opiuo , Parker , Propa-Tingz , Peanut Butter Wolf , QBert , Rack n Ruin , Rahzell , Reso , Roc Raida , Roots Manuva , Rusko w Rod Azlam , Shamik , Skism , Shortcut , Snoop Dogg , Souls of Mischief , Stagga ,Sub-Antix , Styles of Beyond , Sweatshop Union , Swollen Members , 2 Live Crew , Naughty By Nature , The Beat Junkies ,The Beatnuts , The Glitch Mob , The Herbaliser , The Jungle Brothers , The Mixologists , Talib Kweli w Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian + Opio of Souls of Mischief , T.C. , Terravita T - Power , Trolley Snatcha , Truth , ︻╦╤─ ƱZ ─╤╦︻ , Vilify, Von D , Yan Zombie , Zeds Dead......
and many more........
TOURS - COUNTRIES PERFORMED IN
Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Victoria ,Tofino,Cumberland, Hamilton, Whistler, Kelowna, Banff, Nelson,Grande Prairie,Medicine Hat, Fernie,Ottawa,Whitehorse,Saskatoon,Regina,Halifax,Antiginoush,Saint John.
England, Germany, Austria, Sweden, Iceland,Italy.
Held a residency at eye candy - mandalay bay casino - las vegas for 8 months,
Miami, Orlando, Seattle, Portland, Bellingham, Montana,Vail,Aspen,Spokane, Raleigh, and Rhode Island.
Mexico -Playa Del Carmen
Guatemala - Guatemala City
Korea - Seoul & Pusan
Phillipines - Cebu
Festivals Performed at
C.U.M.S. Urban music festival in Cebu Phillapines
Pemberton Music Festival
Shambhala Music festival (10 years)
Summer Of Love
Ultra Music Festival Miami