Beastie Boys DJ wants to play the moon

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Beastie Boys DJ wants to play the moon

DENVER - Mix Master Mike has performed around the world on his own and with the Beastie Boys, but there’s one more place the DJ says he wants to play one day: the moon.

“It may sound corny, but anything can be done,” he said. “I’d like to scratch on the moon, a full-on, two-hour set. Then after the set, plant the flag and then come back.”

For now, the turntablist is promoting new headphones he launched with Skullcandy, new albums, and an iPhone application set to come out in January that he describes as putting an iPod with two turntables and a mixer in someone’s pocket.

He also is among musicians interacting with fans online at, where he invites people to send him guitar riffs, synthesizer tones or other clips, and he’ll videotape himself mixing them in on his turntables.

“I can’t imagine back in the day being able to make music with my musical heroes, and this Web site gives fans the opportunity to make music with us,” he said.

Mix Master Mike is set to play a free concert Thursday as part of Vail Mountain’s annual Vail Snow Daze for early ski season. Weezer, O.A.R. and Dwight Yoakam are also scheduled to perform.

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