Never has a truer word been spoken than 'good music travels'. Especially when you consider that our next headliner is quite literally noted in dance music circles as Australia's finest 'export' (please excuse all Ozzie-based puns from here-on in).
On Friday 27 July, the THiEVES are very proud to announce the presence of one of our favourite international artists. Some know him by his alias Fantastic Man. We know him as Mr Mic Newman.
Held at Manchester's brand new venue; Underdog (Underneath Black Dog Ballroom, Oxford Road), fully equipped with a FUNKTION ONE soundsystem and support from Development Music's Tomson and New Zealander Logan Baker, we truly are in for summer spectacular!
Cheap Limited Earlybird Tickets are available now until Friday 13th July on Resident Advisor and Skiddle so don't mess around! With just three UK dates confirmed including headlining Room 3 of fabric, we really do see this as a unique opportunity to catch Mic on this side of the globe, so don't miss out. Get your tickets now and see you there!
MiC NEWMAN (Freerange/Murmur/Tsuba)
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 remix 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.
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 latter reaching the illustrious number 1 position on Juno’s top sellers chart.
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.
We catch the Fantastic Man as his ever-impressive 'It's Essential EP' on brooklyn-based label Let's Play House is climbing the Deep House charts.