Michael Schwartz has boasted more than a few titles in his day. Over the last couple of decades, the venerated DJ has been referred to as a "serial wax killer," a turntable guru, a three-time DMC world champ, and the (unofficial) fourth Beastie Boy. And if his legal name doesn't ring a bell, perhaps you've heard of his better-known moniker: Mix Master Mike.
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And in case his DJing C.V. isn't already impressive enough, here's a few other highlights: Schwartz has also been a member of significant turntablism collectives the Rock Steady Crew and the Invisibl Skratch Piklz, starred in the landmark 2001 documentary Scratch, and has been an influence to countless wax workers worldwide, from A-Trak to Z-Trip.More »