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Biography All Music Guide

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The primary alias of Nottingham, England native Matt Cutler, Lone debuted in 2007 with a CD-R, Everything Is Changing Colour. A series of 2008 and 2009 releases -- Lemurian (Dealmaker), Cluster Dreams (Dealmaker), Ecstasy & Friends (Werk Discs), and Joyreel (Werk Discs) -- positioned Cutler's project as something of a midpoint between admitted inspirations Madlib and Boards of Canada, as the producer combined off-center hip-hop beats with wistful, dreamlike layers and melodies. While some tracks -- or sections of some tracks -- had dancefloor appeal, Cutler flipped a switch in 2010. The A-sides "Pineapple Crush" (Magic Wire) and "Once in a While" (Werk Discs), along with the full-length Emerald Fantasy Tracks (Magic Wire), retained the evocative feel of his earlier work while incorporating his affinity for early-'90s hardcore, house, and rave. The deeply indebted yet unique sound carried through the six-track Echolocations EP (R&S), then took a bit of a goofball turn on "All Those Weird Things," both of which were released in 2011. "Crystal Gardens 1991" previewed Galaxy Garden, a 2012 album for R&S. Another album for the Belgian label, the relatively downtempo Reality Testing, followed in 2014. Cutler has also produced a handful of singles with Andy Hemsley as Kids in Tracksuits, and has released an album as Kona Triangle.

eMusic Features

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Lone: Here Comes Treble

By Maura Johnston, Contributor

The British musician Matt Cutler has been making music as Lone since 2007. He's developed a strong aesthetic, pairing big-tent dance signifiers — synths with a bright, metallic sheen, confident beats — with an intimacy that at times assumes a pre-existing bond with even first-time listeners. On his new album, Reality Testing, Cutler adeptly bridges the gap between the dance floor and the bedroom; it borrows boom-bap beats from hip-hop and boasts melodies that sparkle… more »

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Lone: Here Comes Treble

By Maura Johnston, Contributor

The British musician Matt Cutler has been making music as Lone since 2007. He's developed a strong aesthetic, pairing big-tent dance signifiers — synths with a bright, metallic sheen, confident beats — with an intimacy that at times assumes a pre-existing bond with even first-time listeners. On his new album, Reality Testing, Cutler adeptly bridges the gap between the dance floor and the bedroom; it borrows boom-bap beats from hip-hop and boasts melodies that sparkle… more »

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Why Dance Music is Bigger than Ever

By Michelangelo Matos, Contributor

In 2010, the unthinkable occurred. I was 35, and I had never been so excited about electronic dance music. That's not usually how it works - dance music's turnover rate often leads to early burnout even among diehards, and particularly among diehards over 30. But throughout the past half-decade, dance music has been both cutting-edge and conscious of its own legacy; an irresistible combination for anyone who wants to have a good time first and… more »

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  • 03.25.17 RT @LuckyMe: Set Times Tonight https://t.co/aOYP1FmWKU
  • 03.24.17 RT @HATERETHA: @Lone "Free your mind, Free your mind, Free your mind, Free your mind, Free your mind" ME: HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO…
  • 03.23.17 RT @_magicwire_: Incoming with @russfrumfrunds @Aquariusmusiq @Lone & Gabriola https://t.co/rS6DB0o3es
  • 03.23.17 - Recording of radio1 One World from 2001 - Luke Vibert and @mrscruff1 / @ninjatune special
  • 03.23.17 Orbital, Kraftwerk, loadsss more
  • 03.23.17 - Recording of @petetong's coverage of Tribal Gathering 97
  • 03.23.17 - Full album of tracks i did when i was 14 (will upload ASAP)
  • 03.23.17 Found some pretty serious cassettes at my mums today.
  • 03.21.17 New Chappelle time
  • 03.21.17 'Crush Mood' on the A-List - Big thanks to @RinseFM for the support https://t.co/lIXsswgPxx
  • 03.21.17 New unreleased track of mine in this wicked mix by Andy at @randsrecords https://t.co/sKAZyY4bLw
  • 03.21.17 ICYMI - CRUSH MOOD: https://t.co/pI0MDWFGJG AMBIVERT TOOLS VOLUME ONE 28/04 @randsrecords https://t.co/e1hlkd3zY5