FACT Mix 161 – Fantastic Mr. Fox

Jun 25, 2010

Wolverhampton might not quite be Brooklyn or LA when it comes to musical heartlands, but it’s been represented well in recent years by Goldie, Alexander Nut and Actress amongst others. The latest musician from the city to impress us is Fantastic Mr. Fox.

Real name Stephen Gomberg, Fantastic Mr. Fox came to our attention with a remix of Untold’s ‘Yukon’, released on Untold’s Hemlock label last year. More impressive was Sketches, an EP for the Black Acre label that featured four incredibly intense tracks, full of blinding colour and over-heating circuitry, not to mention a superb Sbtrkt remix.

A split 12” with Pariah, a new recruit to the legendary R&S label followed, as well as a remix of Zed Bias. Later this year, Fox will release the follow-up to Sketches, the Evelyn EP, and he’s just been announced as US tour support for the xx, whose Jamie Smith he’s currently collaborating with on a series of new tracks. You know the way people are talking about James Blake and Mount Kimbie right now? That’ll probably be this guy next year.

His FACT mix features new material from Fantastic Mr. Fox, Pariah, Airhead, Sully and people we’re not allowed to mention. Turn over the page for an interview with Gomberg, where he talks in-depth about his solo music, his work with Jamie xx and more. [via FACT]

Download: FACT Mix 161 – Fantastic Mr. Fox

1. Misel Quitno – Pull it Out Somewhen (Dimlite’s the Helmut Grokenberger of this Remix)
2. Illum Sphere – Titan
3. Fantastic Mr Fox – If I
4. Brandy- Angel in Disguise (Fantastic Mr Fox Refix)
5. Rudi Zygadlo – Manuscripts Don’t Burn
6. Sepalcure- Down
7. Airhead- Mikola Bottle
8. Fantastic Mr Fox – untitled
9. Stateless – Aerial (Dark Sky remix)
10. Fantastic Mr Fox – Over
11. Gorillaz – Superfast Jellyfish (SBTRKT remix)
12. James Blake – CMYK
13. Pushing (Sully Remix)
14. Zed Bias – Two Sides feat Tawiah (Fanatastic Mr Fox Remix)
15. ??? – Beat For

Fantastic Mr. Fox MySpace

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