Up and away! Kerri Chandler is a member of a not-for-profit organisation that sends messages into space – so does the producer and DJ believe in aliens?

Let’s be blunt here. Kerri Chandler is the sort of person who creates records that have kicks and basslines so heavy that they could be heard in space. Astronauts in space could hear the kick coming in on “Remember This”.

That said, I wasn’t expecting that the relationship of Mr 6:23 – he calls himself that because he says something bad or difficult always happens around June 23rd – with the cosmos to be any deeper than that. Turns out I was wrong.

It’s emerged that Kerri Chandler is a member of the Advisory Council for METI International. That stands for Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence, and their purpose really is what it says on the tin – in addition to many other things, they try to send out messages into space to see whether they can establish contact with any other form of life out there.

This puts him at odds with the likes of the late Stephen Hawking, who used to explicitly warn humans against trying to contact aliens. As he once said, “If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans.”.

If Chandler ever does get to meet the aliens, he could be asking “what about us”…