DJ Magic Mike, Cheetah’s Bassest Hit

Brian Coleman

By Brian Coleman

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Cheetah's Bassest Hit

DJ Magic Mike
If you’ve slept on Mike all these years, now’s the time to catch up.

As an O.G. pioneer of Bass music production, Magic Mike was a rare breed of Southern producer. In addition to deep 808 kick-drums and ridiculous DJ cuts, he always featured top-shelf MCs on his recordings. While this collection is missing Mike's 1988 southern smash "Magic Mike Cuts the Record," you'd be hard pressed to dis these tunes, even if you pit them against New York hip-hop of the day. Listen to "Def and Direct" or "I Ain't Finished Yet!" and the case is airtight. Most of the country missed the boat on Mike's career in the '80s and '90s, in no small part because of an irrational pro-NY-and-LA and anti-everywhere-else bias. If you've slept on Mike all these years, now's the time to catch up.