Fantastic Man is the solo project by Melbourne artist Mic Newman. First making an appearance in 2011 as a tongue-in-cheek alias for edits, today Fantastic Man’s musical profile has evolved into something far more difficult to pin down.
Following a string of releases, which began with London’s Wolf Music and New York’s Let’s Play House, to his more recent outings on Berlin’s Love on The Rocks and his own Superconscious Records. Fantastic Man has crafted a steady stream of blissfully eclectic, sought-after releases and remixes, best known for their imaginative melodic themes and entrancing rhythms. His productions have featured on many coveted compilations such as DJ Kicks and have landed in countless record bags along the way.
In 2016 Newman released his first LP under the moniker Mind Lotion on Paris’ acclaimed Antinote Records. Altitude Attitudes was a lighthearted douche de soleil that gained praise amongst most everyone and quickly sold out, never to be seen or re-pressed again.
Today, Fantastic Man has taken matters into his own hands by setting up two labels; Fine Choice Records, a platform for his own music, and Superconscious, a co-operative with fellow Melbourne cohort Francis Inferno Orchestra, which focuses on developing and exposing predominantly Melbourne based artists.
As a DJ, Fantastic Man is known for his expansive selections, from Ambient New-Age trips to Tribal Acid extravaganzas, all of which have earned him bookings at some of the world’s best known clubs and festivals, while remaining a stalwart in his home-town of Melbourne.
Now based in Berlin.