Mike is equal parts is equal parts musician and inventor. When he’s not busy dropping stuttery hip hop beats, he’s inventing machines to do it for him.
The Chinese-American, LA-based producer has created several robots, which are sure to take over the world. He create Beatbox 2 MIDI, which allows you to trigger sounds using your mouth; Turntable Gestures, which allows you to control parameters using hand-on-vinyl motions, and the touch screen drum machine.
Mike Gao will grace the MTV Iggy homepage all week, with a writeup on MTVMusic.com! Read our Q&A here! Congratulations Mike!
Scroll down to listen to some of Mike’s tracks…simply titled “Actual Tracks” — meaning not-just-messing-around-with-his-new-toys tracks.
Photo Courtesy of Mike Gao