Mix Master Mike
Mix Master Mike had developed a dedicated
following long before he united with the Beastie Boys to
create elements of Hello
Nasty. Mike had proved himself to be a DMC World
Champion with his turntablist crew Invisibl
Skratch Piklz. And while with ISP, MMM released several
mix tapes and video tapes which showcase his wrists of fury.
Taking the role of the DJ to the
next level, Mix Master Mike makes his turntables function
as instruments on stage. It did not take long for people
to realize that they were seeing something special when
MMM was on tour. During the opening minutes of the 1998
Beastie Boys concerts, Mike made mouths drop open as he
cut up Rush's "Tom Sawyer" night after night.
This routine had been done previously by fellow ISP member
DJ Q-bert on his album.