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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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  • 12.08.16 RT @wearedawn: New blog on some incredible vinyl album designs from 2016 https://t.co/4w8QxO7rZ1 … featuring @DavidBowieReal @Lone @maxcoop…
  • 12.08.16 RT @fungumchum: https://t.co/ATyk16NpZr
  • 12.06.16 Album of the year by a long way for me @WESTSIDEGUNN https://t.co/ErCcL5qlMQ
  • 12.06.16 RT @mira_festival: Lone + Konx-om-Pax + Chris Boot brilliant and powerful Live AV in #mira2016. Pic by @RefugiFilms. https://t.co/quYfvAnV22
  • 12.06.16 RT @41Strange: The 1923 original photo in which Jack Nicholson has been superimposed #TheShining #Kubrick https://t.co/XIx5s2dkoc
  • 12.05.16 RT @TheNewsAtGlenn: It was the Fred West of times, it was the Fred Durst of times.
  • 12.05.16 RT @phonicarecords: #Gnork takes us on a journey beyond the horizon where there is no gravity and the birds don’t… https://t.co/0R8caZjDf3
  • 12.05.16 RT @HifiClub: Wax Romeo's Celevrate presents LONE. Get tickets: https://t.co/HPAn73fBxT @Lone @waxromeo https://t.co/1Rvsx1QdjL
  • 12.05.16 Montreal and New York the last couple nights also beautiful. Gonna catch up on sleep before the second leg of le tour now - love you all 💥🍾
  • 12.05.16 Ah man Toronto tonight was so fucking awesome - thank you to those in attendance, meant the world. Bruce Trail killed it tonight also ❤️
  • 12.03.16 Thoughts are with @listentosilk and everyone affected in Oakland. X
  • 12.02.16 RT @GoodRoomBK: TONIGHT... @fixednyc with @Lone, Dorisburg, JDH & Dave P, @WOLFMusic and A Running Melody. Tix - https://t.co/d0aMEUyUm3 ht…