UK / R&S

Over the past year, Nottingham-based producer LONE. (a.k.a. Matt Cutler) has undertaken quite the reinvention, leaving behind the hip-hop flavored abstraction and hazy beatscapes of his notable “Ecstasy & Friends” and “Lemurian” albums for a quicker-paced sound that’s much better suited for the dance floor.
Last summer’s “Pineapple Crush” single was the first demonstration of Cutler’s new-found love affair with Detroit techno and classic rave, but with his mini-album, “Emerald Fantasy Tracks”, the transformation just might be complete as he showcases upbeat vibes, warm synths, hands-in-the-air moments, unbridled energy and glowing enthusiasm that is simultaneously naive and self-aware.
His dance party doesn’t seem to stop yet, and his sound seems to be constantly evolving, as witnessed in the latest “Echolocations” EP, released on R&S.