Hard Rock Cafe Ibiza Memorabilia
Mix Master Mike
Beastie Boys DJ Mix Master Mike has been the reigning turntable king for nearly 20 years and shows no sign of relinquishing his throne. Mike’s work in the ‘90s with the Invisibl Skratch Piklz brought him to prominence as a turntablist who elevated the art form far beyond the typical “beat and scratch” approach – helping establish the DJ as a true creative force. He joined the Beastie Boys in 1998 and has been with them ever since. The orange jumpsuit, headphones and Vestax turntable on display were all owned by Mix Master Mike and used onstage with the mighty Beastie Boys.
As the 21st century progressed and DJs began to take over for instrumentalists as the new rock stars, Steve Aoki was at the forefront of the movement. This U.S.-based musician, producer and promoter has set the standard for creative excellence in both original composition and remix artistry – and his live performances are cathartic releases of pure freedom and joy. This outfit was donated to the Hard Rock by Steve during the ‘Estereo Picnic’ festival in Colombia on April 5th, 2013.
This incredible custom John Birch guitar was built in the ‘70s for Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. It was his main stage guitar during the ‘Technical Ecstasy’, ‘Never Say Die’, ‘Heaven and Hell’ and ‘Mob Rules’ tours. It’s a true piece of heavy metal history and one of the most important instruments in the Hard Rock collection.