Last month, UK producer Matt Cutler (a.k.a Lone) posted a phone number that eager fans could call in order to get a lo-fi taste of his latest single,"Back Tail Was Heavy," on R&S Records. A throwback to UK rave hotlines which would provide directions to anyone trying to find various clandestine dance events, the track itself shows off a wicked and nimble sound that is intrinsic to the underground.
The exciting new taste of Lone's sought-after sound had his loyal following buzzing when the moment they have all been waiting for arrived just yesterday. Cutler made the announcement that he would be releasing his seventh full-length album Levitate on May 27 via R&S Records. After a six-month period when his musical flair had seemed to run dry, Cutler's sonic epiphany came during a hallucinogenic and delirious state whilst bed-ridden with an illness in NYC.
When shedding light on the inspiration behind the album, Cutler said: "It was pretty terrifying - I'd try to go to sleep and I'd be hearing these mad rave tunes form in my head. When I recovered I was left with all these ideas for fast, feverish tunes. Following that we went to LA and hung out with friends, driving round all day in the baking sun playing these jungle and hardcore edits - all the best bits from rare jungle tunes, spliced together...there was something that really seemed to fit hearing these ridiculously energetic tracks whilst speeding around LA under perfect blue skies, that was amazingly similar to the music I'd been dreaming up whilst in New York. I couldn't wait to get home and start putting this together - I had a new theme. After making a record as mellow as Reality Testingit was important to me to not repeat myself - I wanted it to be an intense blast"
You can stream the new single "Vapour Trail" in the player below.
Pre-order Levitate here.
01. Alpha Wheel
02. Backtail Was Heavy
03. The Morning Birds
04. Vapour Trail
05. Triple Helix
06. Breeze Out
08. Sea of Tranquility