Today on the Culture Creature podcast: an interview with Mix Master Mike (listen above or in iTunes). Mike rocked the globe with the Beastie Boys for many years and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with the band in 2012. He was recently announced as one of the opening performers on the US leg of Metallica’s 2017 ‘WorldWired’ tour.
Listen to the complete Mix Master Mike interview on the Culture Creature podcast.
Mix Master Mike Interview Highlights
Mix Master Mike on joining the Beastie Boys: “I felt like I was groomed for it. I understand their concepts, I understood their way of production, I studied the lyrics of course and everything. I felt like I groomed myself to become their DJ. I felt like I had something for them that they were missing in this department. It was a match made in heaven. The stars are aligned.”
Mix Master Mike on Beastie Boy Adam Yauch: “Everything he did – he was our wild card and the captain of the ship. He pretty much was that guy that you knew he was gonna give you sixteen bars that was unique. You know, his flow, his lyrical delivery and his voice. His voice – you’re never gonna come across a voice like that in hip hop. That goes for all of the Beastie Boys, but Yauch particularly, anything he did, I couldn’t wait.”