Fantastic Man – Dream Machine EP

After the wonderful Looki EP from Bucharest producer Khidja, Berlin-based imprint Love On The Rocks continue to showcase the best in Balearic tinged house with the latest EP from Fantastic Man.

Starting with a classic acid line, the Melbourne producer takes us back to the days of Paradise Garage with the retro sounding opener ‘Fountain Gate’. It is exactly the sort of oddball, hyperactive delight which you can imagine Larry Levan would have pulled out the bag in one of his marathon sets. Next up, ‘Dream Machine’ finds Fantastic Man returning to much familiar waters, with dreamy ambience and new age samples taking us back to what we expect from the Melbourne man. Yet it is ‘St. Elmo’s Street’ which certifies the EP as one we will come return back to time and time again. Compromised of African tribal percussion, twinkly xylophone melodies and a gentle yet danceable beat, it is the obvious standout on a very accomplished release. Incredibly madcap, rhythmic and spiritual, we might go as far to say that this is Fantastic Man’s best record yet.

Dream Machine EP is available to purchase on digi right now. Head to Discogs to track down the sold-out 12″.

 

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