Mix Master Mike

Return of the Cyklops

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The third full-length from Invisibl Skratch Piklz member Mixmaster Mike is a compilation of three previously released EPs, Eye of the Cyklops, Valuemeal, and Surprize Packidge. It's mostly a showcase for his scratching ability, and Mixmaster Mike most definitely has skills. He fires off snippets of songs and sounds at the listener, but isn't interested in creating his own songs and rarely spends more than a minute or even 30 seconds on one groove. The material he uses is mostly unfamiliar; he has scanned far and wide for original records and beats to screw with. However, there are some old-school snippets chucked into the mix every so often. Since nobody could really dance to this record and there's no rapping or anything approaching real songs, it will probably be chiefly of interest to other DJs and true scratch fanatics.

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