MIXTAPE: Mike Baker The Bike Maker – Mike Plays It Cool
by Winston "Stone" Ford
We’ve always been a fan of the Bay-area based Honor Roll Crew here on The Couch Sessions, so you know we gotta support their latest release from the homie Mike Baker. Titled Mike Plays It Cool, the Alameda (now NYC based) MC, waxes poetic on love, sex, and everything in between in his laid back West Coast Style.
As always, production by Trackademicks and 1-O.A.K. is solid, and if you like their synth heavy instrumentals you will be right at home. However, what strikes me the most is the collection of female accompanyments that Mike has amassed, including VashLUV, Joise Stingray, our favorite Nikki Jean, and our new favorite Low Leaf.
Also, if you’re in NYC, the album release party is tonight, hosted by Dee Phunk with music by DJ Tara.