This is MikeRat, Slam Academy’s original ninja. Across dozens of original tunes with a fresh release slated for January 2021, he has become a heavy hitter in the Minneapolis glitch-hop scene. A resident performer of Infrasound, his sets are fun, bright, and absolutely riddled with samples from old kung-fu movies. His “write from the heart” approach to producing music (and life) has created a wildly unique and energetic style, which he affectionately has dubbed “sneaky bass”. And as one of the longest running instructors at Slam, he has transferred a lot of that passion into a love for teaching. Catch him sampling his favorite cartoons – only to throw it onto a turntable so he can scratch with it over a track, or let him show you just why Operator is such a massive powerhouse and his methods for cranking wobbles to full tilt. If you want to make dirty bass music on a personal level – MikeRat is your ninja.