Having released their hugely anticipated sophomore EP Well Worn back in August, today Kllo share LONE’s rework of the lead single ‘Bolide’. When thinking up remix targets, the R&S Records mainstay was right at the top of Kllo’s wish list. As big fans of the UK producer’s textured, eclectic productions, they weren’t disappointed, with LONE offering up a typically lysergic take on the track.
The remix coincides with the duo’s first ever world tour which currently has them in Europe with RÜFÜS DU SOL. They will then turn their attention to supporting NAO on her European run before heading to North America with RÜFÜS DU SOL once again (as well as playing a run of stand alone shows). Kllo will also play a special London show on November 3rd as part of the[PIAS] Nites series at Omera with fellow [PIAS] Different Recordings artists, Vessels andGroves. To cap off a busy year, they’ll make their New York City live debut at Baby’s All Right onDecember 8th. A full list of dates can be found here.
Well Worn is out now on Ghostly International (North America), Different Recordings/PIAS(UK/Europe/Japan) and Good Manners Records (AU/NZ/ROW).
Kenton Slash Demon – Copenhagen-based duo Silas Moldenhawer and Jonas Kenton – recently announced their new single ‘Peace’ for the Future Classic label, coupled with a retro sci fi-themed video from director Jenna Mangulad, and now they return with a sizeable remix from one of the UK’s finest producers, Lone.
‘Peace’ follows Kenton Slash Demon’s breakout pair of EP’s for Future Classic, Harpe/Syko and TT/Dok, which earned them praise from the likes of Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, SPIN, Thump and Time Out New York as well as spins on KCRW, BBC Radio 1 & 6Music and placement on the Spotify Viral U.S., Australia and Global charts. ‘Peace’ has so far garnered support from everyone from Wonderland, Hunger TV, FACT and XLR8R to Sir Elton John, who played the track on his ‘Rocket Hour’ show for Beats 1.
Kenton Slash Demon will head out on a short US tour with Flume at the end of next month before returning to the UK to play Bestival and a headline show at London’s Pickle Factory in September.
After recently announcing his sixth album Levitate via R&S Records, Lone returns today with a visual for his fervent, hardcore track “Backtail Was Heavy.” The Hugo Jenkins-directed video channels old school British kitchen sink realism as a young protagonist, played by British actor Connor Chapman, navigates through school, pubs, strip clubs, and crime.
Speaking on the video, Jenkins said, “Even though the track feels dark, raw and full of energy it’s also ethereal and reflective. I tried to create a world and a situation that mirrored these two conflicting moods. When I first heard the tune it instantly conjured up lots of gritty, real, British looking imagery in my head. I tried to stay close to this letting it inspire the subject matter, locations and cast.” Jenkins deliberately shot the video in ambiguous locations to leave the meaning open to interpretation – he explains, “for me it was more about creating and entering the world the kid is in. We’re not sure whether he’s dreaming or it’s happening for real.”
Check out the “Backtail Was Heavy” video below to decide for yourself. Lone’s Levitate LP will drop on May 27th on R&S Records.
After sharing his first singe “Backtail Was Heavy” via a UK landline last month, Lone aka Matt Cutler is back today to announce his sixth album Levitate – which marks a point of departure from the inviting warmth of Reality Testing’s blend of hip and house and finds Cutler at his most energetic peak delivering a record that feels both vital and contemporary. The 9 track LP, a breakneck psychedelic journey through hardcore, jungle, and ambient, clocks in at a fat-free 34 minutes.
Check out “Vapour Trail” and see below for all Levitate info.
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Following the success of previous album Reality Testing, Cutler was left at somewhat of a musical impasse – a six month dry period with no new inspiration that was showing no signs on abating. The ‘epiphany’ moment came, during an enforced short break from touring in New York. Bed ridden and feverish for days Cutler started to hallucinate.
Speaking on 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 Testing it was important to me to not repeat myself – I wanted it to be an intense blast“.
Following the announcement of their new single ‘UnYoung’, London-based five-piece Nimmo unveil a ravey piano house remix courtesy of R&S’s Lone, “who throws his signature twinkling keys and phased synths over chunky, rolling bass drums” in the words of FACT.
Produced by Boxed In (Oli Bayston), ‘UnYoung’ is a taut, nocturnal take on hedonistic dance, channelling Nimmo’s natural energy as a live-band into their most infectious work to date. Lyrically, the band describe ‘UnYoung’ as “a song about the fear of our parents or loved ones in general dying, and only being remembered in photographs on a mantelpiece. As the instrumentation progressed, ‘UnYoung’ became a celebration of your family and just being alive.”
‘UnYoung’ is out now via Columbia Records. Lone & Paul Woolford remixes available from January 29th.
Nimmo are a unique electronic five-piece who can be traced back to the decade-long friendship of co-vocalists (and football-obsessives) Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett. Filtering the band’s shared childhood exposure to garage, jungle, drum n’ bass and ’80s pop (Tears for Fears, New Order), Nimmo have immersed themselves not only with the sounds of the club culture, but also located the moods of aggression, energy and heartache within that which would add depth to their songwriting. If their pristine sportswear and tomboyish tailoring wasn’t an additional clue, Nimmo are far from your typical breakout band.
Following an early, acclaimed EP via Kitsuné, Nimmo have since picked up support across Radio 1, 6Music, XFM and KCRW – also collaborating with the likes of Tim Goldsworthy (DFA) and their old school mate Maya Jane Coles. From two disobedient, North-West-London schoolgirls to a thick-as-thieves five-piece, Nimmo are now poised for a breakout year ahead.
Lone has returned with a new video for “Restless City,” taken from his latest LP, Reality Testing. Directed by RUFFMERCY and Patch D. Keyes. Lone’s Reality Testing LP is out now via R&S.