The UK producer has merged house, techno and hip-hop on his fifth album, due out in June via R&S.
Lone has announced full details of his next album for R&S Records, Reality Testing.
Initial details arrived last week when the album was made available for preorder via Boomkat. Now the producer, real name Matt Cutler, has spoken of the influences that fed into the LP. "I was listening to a lot of Detroit techno and old Chicago house that had the same grain and dirtiness to it as a lot of the hip hop I was listening to," he says. "That was the real spark—I wanted to make an album that had both hip-hop and house beats, but that weren't completely different from each other, that shared the same sort of vibe. I love the idea of two things sat side by side, but instead of it seeming like they're complete opposites, [it's more that] those two things could almost be the same thing."
Cutler says he sees Reality Testing as "a diary, a real document of the last year of making it." He adds: "In a lot of the tracks there's sounds I've sampled and recorded of me just being in the studio, and leaving the microphone running—you're almost in there with me. I wanted it to be a representation of the different moods and emotions that went into making it—just as real and honest as possible." The record features "Airglow Fires" and "Begin To Begin," both of which were released on R&S last year, as well as ten previously unheard cuts.
You can stream one of the album's tracks, "2 Is 8," below:
01. First Born Seconds
02. Restless Cities
03. Meeker Warmer Energy
04. Aurora Northern Quarter
05. 2 Is 8
06. Airglow Fires
08. Begin To Begin
10. Vengeance Video
12. Cutched Under
R&S will release Reality Testing on June 16th, 2014.