Daniel Avery shares tribute to “hero” Andrew Weatherall with ‘Lone Swordsman’

"Andrew was a hero, a friend, and someone who regularly reminded us all how it should be done"

01.09.20, Photos by: Hannah Sherlock , Words by: Billy Ward

Daniel Avery has paid respect to the late Andrew Weatherall with a reflective, ambient new cut, ‘Lone Swordsman’.

The London producer was close peers with Weatherall before he tragically passed away in February after suffering a pulmonary embolism.

“I was in my studio the morning I heard about Andrew Weatherall’s passing,” Avery said. “The track ‘Lone Swordsman’ is what formed that day. Andrew was a hero, a friend, and someone who regularly reminded us all how it should be done, not to mention the funniest fucker around.”

Avery returned earlier this year with unexpected third studio LP ‘Love + Light’, created entirely during lockdown. The stylish record received a visual accompaniment brought to life by Australian designer Greg Hodgson, who also crafted the bespoke lucid video for Weatherall’s tribute track.

Infusing waves of musing synths with a raw energy inspired by the club experience, the track is a humble salute to a bona fide influence in the dance world.

“Proceeds from this record will be donated to Amnesty International in his memory. Thank you for everything,” Daniel added.

Watch the ‘Lone Swordsman’ visualiser:

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