Melbourne’s finest Mic Newman reignites the offshoot murmur-? label with three incisive, deep house cuts that prove why he’s at the beating heart of the Australian house scene and stirring up support worldwide for his consistently quality output.
The ‘Machine Love EP’ is a feast of analogue bass, rolling beats and swinging grooves. Kicking off with the title track; ‘Machine Love’ is all about classic beat making and the electronic revolution, featuring the hypnotic build of 808 drum patterns and the deep swinging bassline. It’s a subtle space jam full of old school soul and classic vocal charm and will have all the house heads nodding in agreement.
‘Recorded In The Garage’ continues in a similar vein of retro leanings and magnetic drum loops. The delicately tribal groove underpinning the classic deep, house melody as textured percussion unfolds with echoing vox, soaring synths, glowing pads and low-key funk.
Completing this repertoire of ‘Machine Love’ is B-Side ‘System and A Diana’ - a pure deep trip of smooth, bouncing grooves that build from Prince-esque funky beats and pulsing bass to fluid, classic grooves you can get lost in. Warm floating pads ripple through disembodied vocals and the mood is lit for burning sunrise sets.
Already a firm murmur favourite, Mic Newman is quietly leading the charge of a new breed of Melbourne house producers currently captivating the global underground. Juno Plus agrees, naming him in their annual Top 10 One's To Watch for 2011. Breaking into the scene in 2009 with key releases and remixes, including that of seminal influence; Booka Shade on their acclaimed Get Physical imprint and most notably, his 'Sizzled Sally' EP - one of the highest selling releases on Geddes' murmur records. Other distinguished releases have found success on Tsuba, Fina, 20:20 Vision and most recently Jimpster’s Freerange Records. Mic’s brand of rolling deep house is the perfect fit for murmur-? and sets the sultry tone for future releases. Watch out for the Chez Daimier remixes of Geddes & Mic Newman coming up next.
Published: 24th May 2011