Fantastic Man – Alltogethernow EP [OYSTER42]

Esteemed proponent of outré dancefloor manoeuvres, Superconscious Records co-founder Fantastic Man makes his Kalahari debut proper. Having shown up for rework duties on a couple of occasions, we find the mutable oddball at his most trippy and esoteric. In fact, OYSTER42 is the handiwork of a producer who has his formula of balmy, lysergic dance music down to an exact science.

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Fantastic Man – Alltogethernow EP [OYSTER42]

VA – Futureboogie Compilation 10² [FBRLP002]

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Futureboogie Recordings is calling time after ten years with a 20-track compilation that sums up the sound of the lovingly curated Bristol label. From throbbing arps and noirish guitar twangs to errant analogue blips and ceaseless, rolling grooves, it’s a different sound to what you might have heard five years back on the Summer Riot IV compilation, and certainly a long way from the early days. Consider Futureboogie 10² an ode to evolution as much as a toast to all the great tracks and the family of artists that have passed through the wide-reaching Futureboogie sphere since before the label was even a sparkle in the disco ball.

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VA – Futureboogie Compilation 10² [FBRLP002]

Fantastic Man – Solar Surfing [KITJEN009]

Fantastic Man returns to Kitjen with a powerful EP of mind-bending, acid workouts. ‘Solar
Surfing’ is a concise example of the Australian artist’s panache for psychedelically inspired house music with two dance-floor heavy cuts preceding a contemplative, baseline driven slow jam. The hypnotic and fast paced title track locks in and moves ever forward, whilst ‘Native Power’ features the classic sound of Fantastic Man’s 303, coupled cleverly with the sound of an extraterrestrial bird-song. A drop in tempo rounds off the release with ‘Avocado Conception’, an expertly delivered exploration in slow, chugging nostalgia.’

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Fantastic Man – Solar Surfing [KITJEN009]

Fantastic Man – Galactic Ecstasy [KITJEN005]

Kitjen’s fifth installment comes in the form of three floor-friendly cuts by Melbourlin’s Fantastic Man. This Swiss Army Knife of a 12? gracefully knocks on the doors of Italo and Acid House and is filled with trippy drums that create a perfect pool for you to drown in.

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Fantastic Man – Galactic Ecstasy [KITJEN005]

Fantastic Man – Rhythm Algorithm [SCR006]

Melbourne’s Superconscious Records has become a source for straight-up, surefire club records. International nomad and the imprint’s co-founder Fantastic Man follows suit with the label’s sixth record Rhythm Algorithm. A hypnotic trio of mind bending explorations, all with a firm retrospective nod to the inner-city sounds that club music is built on.

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Fantastic Man – Rhythm Algorithm [SCR006]

6th Borough Project – Borough 2 Borough Remixes [DOG037]

Cuthead serving up his trademark scratchy, swinging MPC beats with clattering percussion and stabbing chords on his excellent remix of Back 2 Black. Perfect, leftfield house music with depth and flair and a perfect example of why the Uncanny Valley regular is picking up so much praise right now. Next up Fantastic Man gets to grips with Read My Mind, bringing a lovely bit of proto-house flavour to the release. Chiming DX7 synths and lush pads are the order of the day here, creating a lovely warm up vibe before going heads down and dubby for the final 3 minutes. Flipping over were treated to some lush, slo-mo-lo-slung vibes on the Ben La Desh remix of Walk Away, the Dutch producer teasing things out with a chugging 7 minute workout which will sound dreamy and creamy on a big system.

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6th Borough Project – Borough 2 Borough Remixes [DOG037]