Fantastic Man: The Ransom Note Mix

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Written by Alasdair King

Progressive sounds, wandering between the ethereal, new age trance and tribal influences.

Fantastic Man has become one of the most exciting and revered producers on the circuit having released music on the likes of Mule, Love on the Rocks and Kitjen. He is also the founder of Superconscious Records alongside Griffin James.

As a DJ his musical taste is broad and wide ranging, drawing upon far reaching influences from the realm of House, Trance, Downtempo, Balearic and beyond. As such you never quite know what you are going to get but that’s all part of the fun right?

Most recently he has been dabbling in a fast paced, new age approach to House and Trance – channeling the free spirited energy of the 90’s and a sun kissed era for dance music.


Some might feel it to be nostalgic but he is very much at the forefront of a new wave of producers and DJ’s looking to breathe life into and reinvigorate the sound.

This mixtape is one of the best we’ve heard in a while and is rightly suited to a Friday.

Listen and read the interview below:

Please introduce yourself… Who are you, where are you and what are you?

A fictional character residing in a kind of techno Hollywood. I belong to the species known as personkind, or as I like to say, human.  

What does your music sound like? Can you draw what you think it sounds like for us? (an image from the old internet is acceptable)? 

Where was the mix recorded?

At my home in techno Hollywood. 

What would be the ideal setting to listen to the mix?

Anywhere anytime. 

What should we be wearing?

Anything or nothing. 

What would be your dream setting to record a mix: Location/system/format?

My home (techno Hollywood), Ableton Live and Headphones. 

Which track in the mix is your current favourite?

Sinbad – System 7, it has a very nice impact in da clubz. 

What’s your favourite recorded mix of all time?

Hardest question on here. Alfredo @ Amnesia, Ibiza 1993 for being so on point for his time. I also really love Discodromo’s Crack mix 199 for a soft landing.  

If you could go back-to-back with any DJ from throughout history, who would it be and why?

Alfredo at a villa afterparty in Ibiza circa 1993

What was your first DJ set up at home and what is it now?

When I left high school, I started with 2 x Technics 1200s and some shitty Behringer 2 channel clone mixer and slowly over the years reduced myself to living almost without a DJ set up, other than a DDJ 400 controller and sole turntable.  

What’s more important, the track you start on or the track you end on?

The ending. Nobody remembers the beginning. 

What were the first and last records you bought?

The first was DJ Gregory – Tropical Soundclash and 

The last was Woosh – Exploring the New Mood 

If this mix was an edible thing, what would it taste like?

My favourite main course of all time; Tiramisu 

If it was an animal, what would it be?

A Dolphin. 

One record in your collection that is impossible to mix into anything?

Many of them, the ones made before the year 2000

Upcoming in the world of… 

This mix and more records in the pipe. 

Buy the new EP on Kalahari Oyster Cult HERE.