Michael Simpson, also known as "E.Z. Mike", is one-half of the Los Angeles-based producing duo the Dust Brothers, who co-wrote and produced many critically acclaimed records including the Beastie Boys' "Paul's Boutique" and Beck's "Odelay". He won a Grammy Award for his songwriting & production on Santana's "Supernatural" album in 1999. He has also done producing on his own - most notable is his work with the Eels.
Simpson was the musical director and frequent guest of Tom Green Live, Tom Green's live Internet show. In addition, E.Z. Mike and Tom Green created the Keepin' It Real Crew who recorded the album Prepare for Impact released by Sony Records in 2006.