With a regular dedicated audience, making new connections during lockdown is proving to be a worthy cause for my creativity. #LetTheMusicPlay
Live stream News
Wednesday 20:00-23:00 - Global Eclectic Music Show - Radio format with new tunes and old favourites mixed with topical content, chat and fun quizzes.
Saturday 21:00-00:00 - Party Mix - A clubbing style special. Mashing up everything funky and uplifting from the world of dance music. Giving shout outs over the mic.
Goto twitch.tv/dj_mattcatt to view and to join in chat please follow me there.
I'm not dead, but I am deleting my facebook account.
After 13 years on the popular social network and numerous ups and downs I have decided to log-off facebook permanently. It may look like virtual suicide, however it has become increasingly important to my well being to shield from the influence of bad actors and malignant narcissists.
In short, the ends do not justify the means.
We've become conditioned to the idea that without a FB presence, we cease to exist. In creating these profiles and filling them with content we convince ourselves that we are visible and that our messages are not just being read but are also having an influence on everyone around us. We engage in mass debate, do advertisers work for them promoting their products and submitting answers to seemingly innocuous surveys about our personality types and cultural preferences only to find our accounts compromised and our contacts spammed with fake offers for cheap sunglasses.
The current crisis and subsequent responses by government and big business has ramped up the use of propaganda and words conjugated not into useful facts, but a narrative that suits a purpose, even if that purpose isn't immediately recognisable. Many people i used to respect have become willing sock puppets for this hidden agenda, preferring cognitive bias to the process of critical thinking which always requires acceptance of different opinions in order to arrive at consensus.
I would've left a long time ago but was hooked into the notion that without a page for my DJ and Community activities that i wouldn't be able to inform my audience of developments. This is crazy logic considering i have this website and numerous other methods with which to communicate. I have messaging systems such as WhatsApp that my friends can reach me on if they have things to share with me and vice versa. I am online twice a week with my shows on twitch, so am very easy to connect with away from FB and the goal is here 'engagement'. I no longer wish to be some fleeting glimpse that get's routinely scrolled past for not doing the ice bucket challenge or changing my profile picture for some cause.
Contact me if you need me, otherwise take care and be kind to each other.
About Matt Catt.
For many years I have worked as a DJ and in production for clubs, parties and festivals. I'm best known for my Global sound that mashes up music from all over the world and have done countless gigs and shows for online radio.
However I am more than just 'that guy' who mixes great music. I work behind the scenes on events production and in the studio to create and edit content. I have also been the goto guy for many who needed help with their machines or with completing a project doing anything from artwork to zip-filing. I also provide technical support and creative services to voluntary groups as i develop my own portfolio for future arts projects and events.
Event Management - Mixed Media - Design to Delivery
Production and Performance - Community Development - Sustainability
How you can help
The corona virus lockdown couldn't of happened at a more critical time for all of us working in events. Whist online shows and live streaming does provide a point of contact and a creative outlet, typical consumption habits make it hard to monetize without moving over to a pay-to-participate platform.
Meanwhile venues remain closed and redundancies are banging in the final nails. More can be done by our governments but also between audiences and their chosen entertainment streams.
I currently give my online shows away for free and collect donations through my paypal page. I've looked into other methods and this one works best for me. You can give as little or as much as you like, and for the more-generous amongst you I shall be sending unique gifts and offers to DJ either online or in person once restrictions are eased.
Support your local community arts and events providers.