So saddened for the loss of Beastie Boys founder Adam Yauch, also known as MCA and "Nathanial Hornblower". Yauch was born and raised in Brooklyn, a film maker, a Buddhist who became an important voice for the Tibetan Independence movement by organizing the Tibetan Freedom concerts. The Beastie Boys contribution and influence to dance music has been huge and continue to be an inspiration. Their debut LP Licence to Ill broke so many barriers of styles in music with their in your face no holds barred wit and sound. This seminal offering is a must have classic with every track in it sounding as great on a dance floor, a house party or a picnic in the park with the amazing "Brass Monkey", " No Sleep Till Brooklyn", "Paul Revere" and of course "You Gotta Fight for Your Right To Party". In 1998 they released another favorite of mine "Intergalactic" from their 5th studio LP Hello Nasty which I ended up featuring on the September Mix series. Here is the Rub n Tug version of the emblematic post 9/11 "My Open Letter To NYC" from their 6th studio release To The 5 Boroughs brilliantly sampling dance classic Steve Miller Band's "Macho City". I could go on and on about their music. Adam, your spirit and legacy will always live on in our hearts with your sensitivity, humor, creativity and passion.