Whistler DJ’s go global with Internet show 

Two well-known known DJ’s on the Whistler club scene are taking their sound to a new level: Internet.

Mat the Alien and Kilo Cee have been Wednesday night residents at Maxx Fish for years. Separately, both are also experienced in radio, Mat in England, Kilo in Vancouver. Together, they’re about to go global.

"There’s a clothing store in Vancouver called Level. They decided they wanted music as part of their website. Friends of mine own the store so they asked if I’d like to be the music director," says Kilo Cee.

Kilo stresses that the site is not just about selling snowboard and skate garb, it’s more about creating a culture or environment. The site will include talk and music programming, a toll-free number and chat room for requests and comments.

"In Vancouver, and really everywhere, it’s been the same group of people doing (the radio scene) for a long time," says Kilo. "Politically, it’s controlled by the same people and it seems only their friends get into the radio shows. It’s time for other people to get to do some stuff. So what I’m doing is not necessarily going after the main names, I’m just inviting anyone who’s into music."

Mat was a natural first choice for the roster. They’re presently setting up a system in Mat’s home studio in Whistler to broadcast from. And ultimately they aim to have a live feed from their Wednesday night shows at the Fish. Kilo would actually like to hear live feeds from all over the world. And that will be possible thanks to a simple addition to anyone’s home computer.

"We built the studio (in the Level warehouse in Vancouver) so we can broadcast live right off the needle. We’re also having it so people can do shows from their home. We can’t get American DJs to come up here all the time so the idea behind the new computer program is that we can go to them. There’s nothing like it out there. This has been custom built by Backbone Technology. If you go to a website like heavy.com, it’s similar to what we’re doing, but we’ve taken that and expanded and gone past it," says Kilo.

"For the DJ’s, all they need is a DSL or cable hook up, and then anyone can get the program from us and broadcast from their house. I’m computer illiterate and I’ve logged on and figured it out myself. It’s easy," he laughs.

The site www.levelworld.com is up and running, although they’re still working out a few technical details for the music feed. You can expect to hear Kilo Cee every Tuesday and Thursday.

DJs or the general public with ideas or comments for the site are invited to contact Kilo Cee at 1-604-713-8560.

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