Beastie Boys Mike D returns with first new music since death of Adam Yauch - listen

Listen to his 10-minute 'New Reactionaries' mix made for Japanese fashion label Kenzo

Beastie Boys Mike D returns with first new music since death of Adam Yauch - listen
Mike D of the Beastie Boys has released his first new music since the death of bandmate Adam Yauch.

The producer and rapper has uploaded a 10-minute-long mix to his Soundcloud page under the name Humberto V New Reactionaries. The mix was inspired by hardcore bands such as Black Flag and Bad Brains as well as trap, the aggressive strand of hip-hop made popular by the likes of Gucci Mane and Wacka Flocka Flame.

New Reactionaries is a name Mike D has used to make music under before, while Humberto is a Japanese fashion designer for Kenzo, the label the mix was made for. Scroll down to listen to it now.

Speaking to Kenzo, Mike D said he "wanted to honour what he (Humberto) was inspired by: American hardcore like Black Flag, Bad Brains, Circle Jerks but then I wanted to update it, or maybe couldn't help but to update it."

Continuing, he explained that he has "been listening to a fair amount of trap records and I think that found its way into things on this for sure". Jamie xx and MIA have both recorded mixes for Kenzo in the past, the latter's 'Matangi Mix' arriving earlier in 2013.

Meanwhile, Mike D and his Beastie Boys partner Ad-Rock have reportedly signed a deal to release their memoirs in 2015. Adam 'MCA' Yauch of Beastie Boys died in 2012. Yauch was diagnosed with cancer in 2009 and succumbed to the disease on May 4, 2012, aged 47.

It was recently revealed that Mike D served over 19,000 free meals to New Yorkers affected by last year's devastating Hurricane Sandy. The rapper – real name Michael Diamond – has been operating a food truck in Brooklyn called Rockaway Plate Lunch since October 2012 with restaurant owner Robert McKinley.


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