The Dust Brothers are the Los Angeles-based producers "E.Z. Mike" (Michael Simpson) and "King Gizmo" (John King), famous for their sample-based music in the 1980s, and specifically for their work on the groundbreaking albums Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys and Odelay by Beck.
The Dust Brothers started out working together on a California college radio station hosting a weekly show called "King Gizmo & E.Z. Mike's Big Beat Showcase", which featured hip-hop music.They eventually teamed to DJ at parties, and by the end of the decade scored a production deal with the Delicious Vinyl record label. In 1989, they produced and sequenced Tone Loc's very successful album Loc'ed after Dark featuring the rap single Wild Thing, which reached number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. They also produced two tracks on Young MC's debut album Stone Cold Rhymin.Through a mutual friend, Matt Dike, the Dust Brothers were introduced to Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys. Matt played some instr