Rafters Lounge is excited to be hosting Mat the Alien on January 23rd

Preedy (opening)

Featuring Mat the Alien

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.

Tickets are $20, can be purchased at Guest Services in the Day Lodge.

Doors open at 9pm, 19+ event

Rossland free shuttle will be running from the Prestige Mountain Resort from 8:30pm.