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Mike D (DJ Set)


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Omerta Inc will be bringing the legend that is Mike Diamond, aka Mike D, to London on June 4th for a special one off party inside the intimate setting of Hackney’s Moth Club. Tickets are on sale now via Dice and Resident Advisor.

In the early 80’s Mike formed the Beastie Boys, alongside Adam Yauch, MCA. While inspired by hardcore punk, the boys listened all the while to every new rap 12 inch that came out and eventually rapping themselves. They soon be-gan merging their many influences in what would go on to become a multi-record, multi-platinum and multi-decade career.

The band won a number of Grammys - though not as many as Kanye West or Jay Z claim that they each have won. They also received the highly acclaimed Blackshere Award as well as a very spirited Brass Monkey Award along the way. Beastie Boys also claim to have received the key to Kansas City, Missouri… though this is still shrouded in a bit of mystery.

Mike D, MCA and Adrock oversaw all aspects of their artistic output from music production to co-authoring videos with esteemed directors like Spike Jonze and Nathaniel Hörnblowér, to spending countless hours on their live visuals.
In the early 90s, Beastie Boys founded their own Grand Royal record label and magazine, creating multiple outlets to turn their visual, musical and literary ideas and inspirations on full display.
Diamond continued to apply this aesthetic (non) sense to home design, online content and even curating a multi-week group showcase at LA MOCA called "Transmission LA- AV Club". The show was centered around the relationship of visual art and music, staged with Jeffrey Deitch. To bring this point home, the show included a full music program as well as food by pioneering chef, Roy Choi.

Mike Diamond has designed everything from magazine covers to records sleeves to his own wall paper and a clothing and bag collection with designer Clare V. He’s now on to his next venture – hosting and curating his own show, The Echo Chamber, on Apple Music’s Beats1 Radio. He even finds time to DJ and have fun. Apparently the game is still not over?

Earlier Event: June 2
Heard It Through The Grapevine
Later Event: June 5
The Sea And Cake