Solitary Talent - An Interview with Lone

In his decade-long career, Matt Cutler, aka Lone, has proved himself to be quite the musical chameleon. From his 2008 debut hip-hop and Boards of Canada-inspired LP Lemurian to the glittering melody-drenched numbers on his 2012 R&S release Galaxy Garden, to his latest explorations of maximal breaks and frenetic rave nostalgia on last year’s Levitate and this summer’s Ambivert Tools EPs, Cutler’s work may be diverse but it consistently holds the capacity to get the dancefloor moving.

And the dancefloor is the place for Cutler’s music. Keeping up a heavy touring schedule as a live act – most recently with drummer Chris Boot and AV artist Konx-om-Pax – Cutler has also spent the last ten years honing his DJ skills to a fine art. A Lone DJ set traverses the breadth of his varied influences, while keeping up momentum, dropping in everything from Kashif to Aphex Twin and Radiohead.

Extending this esoteric selection-process out of the club-space and into your headphones and hi-fis, Cutler has just recorded his first mix CD for the prestigious DJ-Kicks series, including a stack of his own new productions in the process. We spoke to him about his approach to DJing, the unexpected benefits of growing up around music you hate, and the necessities of carving out your own scene.

Read the interview in Clash Magazine.

[This piece was published on 03/10/17]