The work of both Mic Newman and Fantastic Man reveal a raw talent to spread across a number of genres.
Hailing from Melbourne and family of musicians his focus on electronic music has gained star status in his home country, where along with artists such as Lewie Day aka Tornado Wallace they have put Australia firmly on the house radar with an ever expanding scene developing.
Key releases and remixes on major players in Europe have meant the transition to the international audience has been equally impressive. Beginning with a rmx of Booka Shade on their acclaimed Get Physical imprint in 2009, future hits followed, most notably ‘Sizzled Sally’ EP on UK label’ murmur Records further enhancing Mic’s trademark style.
Further releases on Tsuba, 20:20 vision’s sub-divisional; Fina Records Freerange, as well as his “Recorded In The Garage EP” on his return to murmur Records have ensured a committed following from tastemakers and DJs alike.
Keen to explore a different side to his talents, Mic has launched an illusive alias, ‘Fantastic Man’; which has so far seen success on Wolf Music, Melbourne Deepcast, and his own “Plastic Fantastic” EP on Detroit label Kolour LTD, the later reaching the illustrious number 1 position on Juno’s top sellers chart.
DJ wise 2011 has been Mic’s busiest year to date, which is no surprise with such a prolific release schedule. He continued his long standing residencies at Melbourne club icons Revolver and One Six One as well as making a big impact in the UK and Europe with headline gigs at the Zoo Project in Ibiza, iconic London superclub Fabric and numerous shows in Leeds, Manchester and around Europe.
His DJ sets consistently capture the audiences and his appeal is continual growing with worldwide dates scheduled in the calendar. Watch this space…