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"My taste is constantly evolving, and so for this particular mix I want to focus on something that has also been evolving, a particularly strong source of inspiration: my hometown. My mix is largely made up of unreleased music, mainly by artists from Melbourne Australia." - Mic Newman/Fantastic Man
Aussie Mic Newman is true to his Fantastic Man moniker. The music he releases under it is always inventive and colourful stuff that defies easy categorisation. It draws ideas from tribal, acid and abstract sound worlds and marries them to rugged, compelling house and techno grooves. Let’s Play House, Fine Choice and Permanent Vacation all release it and the man himself also co-runs the Superconscious label with his friend Francis Inferno Orchestra. On top of this he also recently explored new age ambient and downtempo as Mind Lotion, so has never been hotter than he is right now.
His mix for us draws on all this and more: it is a balmy house trip with curious jungle sounds, breezy melodies and retro sounding oddities that speak of an inquisitive musical mind. Quite often managing to sound both soothing and banging at the same time, it is a colourful affair that never stays in one place for too long, and is all the more absorbing because of it.
Broadcast live on WNYU 89.1FM in New York City on October 6th, 2015.