Bandits by NECKTIE
DJ Mike G
Created over 2012 & 2013, Bandits is a collection of lo-fi, twisted, chromatic beats. Making this beat tape mostly functioned as stress release while completing my master’s degree. You could buy it to celebrate with me if you wanna. [But this album is definitely not mastered… No, but seriously, it’s not.]
More about: DJ Mike G
Born and raised in the red brick kingdom of St. Louis city, Mike G quickly took to the ways of urban life. The sounds of the city became the backdrop for his reign of youthful terror and eventually the inspiration for his beastly musical creations. After enlisting and coordinating the collaborative powers of many of St. Louis’ resident MCs in creating what may be the first entirely-live recorded mixtape, Waitin for the DJ Live, he turned his sights towards a more devious sort of project. To help him unleash his musical fury, he sought out a man whose warped lyrical style could find a home amongst Mike’s twisted instrumental creations. That man was Tucker Booth. Still, the Waitin for the DJ Live project had revealed the powerful effect of hip-hop collaboration, so the duo called in every favor they had to secure backup support from the likes of Jonathan Toth from Hoth, Black Spade, T.Shirt, Scripts N Screwz, and more. This veritable rogues gallery became infamously known as the Men With Beards. The group released two albums to general acclaim – The Dark Side EP and the Men With Beards LP. Recognition of these projects opened the door for Mike to some fruitful collaborations on solo projects from T.Shirt, Jonezy, and others. Not long after, however, Mike retreated underground for reasons unknown. Recent rumors suggest that he has taken refuge in a well-guarded hideout somewhere in the Arizona wilderness (perhaps scheming towards some eventual villainous reemergence). If you have any knowledge as to the whereabouts of DJ Mike G or his secret desert laboratory, please contact the Frozen Food Section immediately. He is to be considered unarmed, but dangerous and of unstable mental footing.
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