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WHITEBIRDLIFESTYLES presents MAT THE ALIEN w/ The Librarian & Murge

Friday, April 27, 2012 Mashup-Drum n' Bass-Hip Hop

WHITEBIRDLIFESTYLES presents MAT THE ALIEN w/ The Librarian & Murge

MAT THE 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, but have you ever heard Mat spin records? He had been DJing 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 CD’s, released his debut self produced CD "Downtime" and has been busy making music for T.V. Show’s and scratching on Video Games including N.B.A. Street Home Court for EA Sports. Mixed CD. 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 DJ community. Next up was a collaboration CD with U.K. beat boxer 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 “MatsMats,” 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 Mat's Pristine Mixing of many genres and Scratching Techniques really do 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!
THE LIBRARIAN..... A familiar name in BC’s Bass Music community. The Librarian produces a unique blend of Bass Music that defies categorization. Her sound is rooted in Low End Frequencies and Soulful Melody. Exquisite taste in music, her Dubstep sets are deep and moving, energetic yet enveloping. Come and hear for yourself. From Squamish BC, Andrea Graham is a co-founder and musical director for Bass Coast Project, a 4-day electronic music and art festival now in it’s third year. Over the past 3 years, The Librarian has played alongside Pinch, DJG, Marty Party, Excision, Mimosa, VIbesquad, Ana Sia, Danny Corn, Rusko, Caspa, Appleblim at DubForms 13, 2562, Propa Tingz, DJunya, FK5, Mat the Alien, XI, Downlink, BSE, Kutz, Megasoid and all members of Vancouver’s Lighta! Sound. The Librarian also holds residency at Mat the Alien’s "Really Good Tuesdays" in Whistler BC.
DJ MURGE..... Redbull 3Style DJ Battle Champion Murge has been playing and touring the club scene in Canada for over 10 years now , as part of Victoria's longest running club night C1RCA Presents: STIRFRY (R.I.P.) and as one half of the now massive Champion Sound Dee-Jays playing festivals such as Shambhala, Soundwave, Jazz Fest, Folk Fest, and many others. His Eclectic Up Tempo sets always keep the booty's shaking ,catering to all tastes across the board. If it’s funky it's in his set. He pushes fresh music and new music, seamlessly weaving what's new and hot with classic favourites , and is best known for digging up surprises from the past. Murge's ability to rock crowds with his wide selection and technical skills has landed him shows with some of the worlds finest DJ's and live groups including: Afrika Bambattaa, Malente, Thee Mike B, Girl Talk, Fort Knox Five, Mixmaster Mike, Team Canada DJ'S , The Pharcyde, Alkoholiks, Del the Funky Homosapien, De La Soul, The Beatnuts, M.O.P. and many others. Murge has had two video's on Muchmusic , one of which won a Leo Award for Best Music Video in 2007. He has produced tracks for the likes of Slug (Atmosphere), Cadence Weapon, Moka Only, Kinnie Starr , The Grouch ,Living Legends , Sondoobie. Murge has also Remixed Tegan & Sara and has done several other remixes and edits that have received praise from blog's around the world. Is Murge a Producer, a DJ, a Live Performer, a Label Owner..? All of the above perhaps... Murge is constantly pushing these boundaries. . It seems the key to success in this game is diversity, and the ability to wear an infinite number of hats, while still maintaining your core vision for your art.. Murges DJ sets are the product of his vision for his music, and through it, he hopes too show the industry and the clubbing community, that its time to start paying close attention.

 

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