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Friday, January 23, 2009

Friday To-Do: Mix Master Mike

Posted By on Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 10:35 AM


9:30 p.m., Juanita's. $20.

Fresh off playing an inauguration party with the Beastie Boys (he's long been the group's resident DJ), perhaps the world's foremost turntablist makes a stop at Juanita's. He comes pedigreed. In the early '90s, he took home a pair of DMC World Championships (the Super Bowl of DJing), alone and with his longtime collaborator DJ Qbert. Soon thereafter, he and Qbert formed Invisibl Skratch Piklz, a collective that's largely been credited for bringing turntablism into the mainstream. For the unfamiliar, the form encompasses not just simple record blending, but deftly manipulating turntables like one would an instrument. Check the video above of Mix Master Mike at work if you remain unconvinced. Though he's known to mix in all sorts of genres into his sets, MMM is first and foremost a hip-hop DJ, so leave your glow sticks at home, people



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