A techno giant of other worldly proportions is landing in Vernon just in time for Halloween.
Presented by 13th Floor Entertainment and Bassbong Records, Mat the Alien is about generate a huge sound in Vernon’s Club 2929 for the Nightmare on 29th Street Halloween party Saturday.
And people should get ready to sweat in those ol’ costumes as Mat the Alien (aka Mathew Andrew) is one of Canada’s most renowned DJs and electronic music producers.
“The guy is an absolute legend in the electronic music scene and we can’t wait to have him throw down at Vernon’s biggest Halloween party,” said Josh Brazier, with 13th Floor. “We are also bringing in tons of visuals for this show which should really add to the overall experience. This is something we have yet to do so we are looking forward to the public’s reaction when they see the club.”
Hailing from the same English city as Coronation Street and Manchester United, Mat the Alien started his career listening to albums in his dad’s record shop and attending huge warehouse raves in Manchester’s night life scene. He soon got his own turntables and started mixing. That turned into playing some of the biggest drum and bass parties in his home country.
After visiting Whistler on a snowboard trip in the mid-‘90s, he decided to return to live in B.C., and quickly gained a following mixing heavy beats and bass lines on what was then a relatively new sound in the nightclub scene on the West Coast.
Mat the Alien’s original music and remixes have been coming fast and furious since and have been featured on numerous TV shows, DVDs and webisodes. He has also taken his solo DJ act to new heights, with sponsorship from Monster Energy drinks, and has toured across the globe and performed in 14 countries and at events like the U.S. Supercross, Olympic Games Torino and the X Games, to many of Canada’s largest festivals including Shambhala.
He’s also performed at pioneering club nights in Whistler and Vancouver and held down a bi-weekly club night in Las Vegas at Eye Candy (Mandalay Bay).
Mat the Alien takes the stage at Club 2929 for a 19 and over show Saturday. Costumes are welcome. Opening is Kato and DeeBass. Doors open at 9 p.m. and tickets are available in advance at the Downtown Internet Lounge in Vernon for $15 or $20 at the door.