The work of both Mic Newman and Fantastic Man reveal a raw talent to spread across a number of genres. Hailing from Melbourne and a family of musicians, his focus on electronic music has gained star status in his home country, where he, along with a new breed of local artists 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 remix of seminal influence Booka Shade on their acclaimed Get Physical imprint in 2009, future hits followed. Most notably his “Sizzled Sally” EP on UK label murmur Records further enhancing Mic’s trademark style.
Follow up releases on Tsuba, Dirt Crew, 20:20 Vision’s sub-divisional; Fina Records, Freerange along with his “Machine Love” 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 launched an illusive alias, ‘Fantastic Man’; which has so far seen success on Wolf Music, Join The Dots, Melbourne Deepcast and Kolour LTD, the later reaching the illustrious number 1 position on Juno’s top sellers chart. His most EP 'It's Essential' is a debut on NYC's revered party-turned-label 'Let's Play House' (Co-run by Jacques Renault and Nik Mercer) and is arguably his most complete Fantastic Man collection of works to date.
DJ wise, Mic continues to solidify himself as an in demand DJ on the back of such a prolific release schedule, while maintaining long standing residencies at Melbourne club icons Revolver and One Six One as well as making a big impact in the UK and European circuit with headline gigs at the Zoo Project and Privilege in Ibiza, iconic London super club Fabric and numerous shows in Leeds, Manchester and elsewhere around Europe.
His DJ sets consistently capture the audiences and his appeal is continuously growing with worldwide dates scheduled in the calendar.