Meet Mix Master Mike, DJ-ing pioneer

George Garner

In 1998, the Beastie Boys used the chorus of one of their songs to salute the newest member of their ranks. ‘Nobody can do it like Mix Master can’ the trio implored on Three MCs And One DJ, a scratch-heavy track which laid bare Mike ‘Mix Master Mike’ Schwartz’s formidable talents on the decks.

Nearly 20 years later, people are still finding out just what they meant. The dissolution of the Beasties – following the death of Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch ...

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