Some of you may know him as Mic Newman, others will know him under the ‘Fantastic Man’ guise, either way you will definitely know him from his amazing musical output on labels such as Wolf Music, Kolour Recordings and Tsuba.

Earlier this month he dropped an amazing little re-work ‘Leisure Principle’, you really need to check out if you haven’t already.

So last week we caught up to ask him about some of his influences that inspired him shape the type of music he makes… here is the fantastic man himself to talk you through

Metro Area – Muira

This has been on high rotation in my DJ sets since I pretty much first started playing out, which was around the time of it’s release. This is about as close to perfect as it gets.

Trentemoller – Le Champagne

This is from a similar ilk to the above. Pure awesomeness.

2Raumwohnung – Ich und Elaine

Don’t worry; I can’t pronounce the name either. The tune is so fucking groovy though, it would give John Travolta (in the 70s) a run for his money.

Floating Points – Myrtle Avenue

I feel like I need to give this one a sophisticated description, using the words ‘fusion’ and ‘crescendo’ to do it justice.

Norma Jean Bell – I’m The Baddest Bitch (Moodymann Remix)
What kind of ‘top anything’ would it be without a Moodymann appearance. Of course this is just a remix. In this case it’s all about Norma Jean Bell’s badass vocal, innit.



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