One of the hottest producers over the last few years has undoubtedly been the Manchester based Lone. From exploring the themes of the rave/hardcore revival and cinematic interstellar travel, the talented young artist really impressed us with his last 2 albums and has then again this year when undertaking a new challenge for his EP ‘Airglow Fires’ which made it into our top 20 tracks of the year.
This release saw Lone return to old Belgian stomping ground R+S and showcased his exploration of a more considered and intimate sound alongside a rediscovered love of classic hip-hop, as he explained “I love hip hop and house music when it’s at it’s rawest – to me ‘Airglow Fires’ has that kind of 90’s basement vibe to it, where the lines between the two genres are kind blurred”.
We were fans of Lone long before this though and now we’re delighted to see him hook up with R+S once again with the announcement of his new LP ‘Reality Testing’. Details of the album naturally remain scarce at this early stage but what we can already confirm is that the excellent ‘Airglow Fires’ and ‘Begin to Begin which is billed as “referencing the history of electronic music” with elements of “Detroit techno, rave to jungle, and everything else in between” will be amongst the 12 original cuts making their way onto the album this June. Sounds good to us!