Two well-known known DJs 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, theyre about to go global.
"Theres 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 Id like to be the music director," says Kilo Cee.
Kilo stresses that the site is not just about selling snowboard and skate garb, its 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, its been the same group of people doing (the radio scene) for a long time," says Kilo. "Politically, its controlled by the same people and it seems only their friends get into the radio shows. Its time for other people to get to do some stuff. So what Im doing is not necessarily going after the main names, Im just inviting anyone whos into music."
Mat was a natural first choice for the roster. Theyre presently setting up a system in Mats 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 anyones home computer.
"We built the studio (in the Level warehouse in Vancouver) so we can broadcast live right off the needle. Were also having it so people can do shows from their home. We cant 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. Theres nothing like it out there. This has been custom built by Backbone Technology. If you go to a website like heavy.com, its similar to what were doing, but weve taken that and expanded and gone past it," says Kilo.
"For the DJs, all they need is a DSL or cable hook up, and then anyone can get the program from us and broadcast from their house. Im computer illiterate and Ive logged on and figured it out myself. Its easy," he laughs.
The site www.levelworld.com is up and running, although theyre 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.