The aptly-named Fantastic Man (aka Mic Newman) steps up on this week's Upfront mix, showcasing the sun-kissed sound of modern Melbourne. Spring has arrived.
About this mix
What I love most about music is that no matter how much I indulge, or how much I think I uncover, it just keeps on giving. I still stumble across new and fresh music all the time, even if it’s been around for 30 or 60 years.
My taste is constantly evolving, and so for this particular mix I want to focus on something that has also been evolving, a particularly strong source of inspiration: my hometown. My mix is largely made up of unreleased music, mainly by artists from Melbourne Australia, along with a few noteworthy selections from abroad, of course.
I’ve also snuck in a few original productions including one or two from newly formed and unannounced projects as well as tracks from an upcoming EP on Berlin label Love On The Rocks.
My goal here wasn’t only to showcase my own music, but also the products of an environment and culture, which in my opinion has yielded some of the most interesting artists of late.
I’d like to say a big fat danke shön to everyone who submitted their tunes for this mix.
Our weekly audio mix series where we call upon the most interesting artists/DJs/record labels and ask them to peer into the near future. How they take it from there is entirely open to interpretation.
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