Revered master of the 4th element. Musical DJ and collaborator with the Beastie Boys. Three-time undefeated winner of the DMC World DJ Championship. Mix Master Mike is one of the most towering and influential figures in hip hop. His body of work equals flawless. Skill behind the decks equals best of the best.
He is the Dream Team. A party-rocking vinyl magician who effortlessly switches between gob-smacking scratch acrobatics and cold-dropping the biggest dancefloor erupting bombs ever written. All with a flick of the finger.
Originally from San Francisco, Mix Master Mike is one of the pioneers of turntablism. Having discovered vinyl thanks to his uncle’s record collection, he decided to buy his first turntable after seeing Herbie Hancock in concert accompanied by DJ Grandmaster DST.
His encounter with the late Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys in 1994, proved to be a turning point in his career, which has continued to boom with multiple releases and constant international touring. As well as becoming the Beastie’s resident DJ, MMM has joined up with fellow turntablists Q-Bert and Apollo, provided scratches for Frank Zappa and joined Travis Barker on tour multiple times. For people who love it real, there is no DJ better than Mix Master Mike. This is a special mid-week episode of aahh Radio, celebrating Mix Master Mike’s recent Australian performance.