Forgotten Classic: Magic Man by Ben Human

Our first entry in the Forgotten Classic series is one of my favorite tracks of all time: groove monster ‘Magic Man’ by Ben Human. This track is not even ‘supposed’ to be Funky House, and yet it funks with the best of ’em. Ben Human is actually Ben Addison, who along with his brother Scott were members of the 90s Acid Jazz group ‘Corduroy’. They had a radio hit with ‘Something in my Eye‘, released five records, and split up around 2000 before reforming in 2007 for a series of sold out concerts.

Magic Man is taken from Ben’s debut release ‘Go Human Not Ape‘ and it’s an otherworldly fusion of funk, acid jazz and house with some brilliant keyboard work. And just listen to that bassline! Oh mama! I’ve never quite heard anything like it since. It’s the kind of track you would expect to hear in an intergalactic night club. Why it wasn’t one of the biggest hits of 2002 is a mystery to me.


He’s the magic man.

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