Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens share new track “Luminous Spaces”

Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens share new track “Luminous Spaces”

As the decade draws to a close, Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens are proud to present “Luminous Spaces”, their new collaborative single, which is out now. The duo have slowly built a working relationship over the past few years, sharing the same bill in both a live capacity and on DJ line-ups across the globe. “Luminous Spaces” marks their first official recording together.   

Both Hopkins’ and Owens’ work perfectly complements each other here on “Luminous Spaces”; Hopkins’ transcendent, dancefloor-focussed electronics paired with Owens’ entrancing, often spiritual vocals and her ethereal techno production creates a euphoric electronic collaboration. The track, originally destined to be a remix of Hopkins’ “Luminous Beings” by Owens, morphed into a track in its own right following the pair working closely in the studio together on the track.  

The track is available digitally now and on 12” on 24th January 2020.


Hopkins on working with Owens:
This project started as something very different from what you’re hearing now - I wanted Kelly to do a straight remix of Luminous Beings. I sent her the parts, but what she sent back just felt like something totally new, and had the potential to be so much more than a remix. She’d recorded these beautiful, uplifting vocal lines and had come up with joyous new riffs that recalled for me the best bits of the 90s trance/euphoria that I had grown up loving. I got a beautiful sense of nostalgia and a true heart-lifting joy the first time I heard it, and it was so painless to take it from there to a finished piece - related and born out of Luminous Beings but very much its own thing.


Owens on working with Hopkins:
‘Luminous Spaces’ initially began as a remix I did for Jon, which I also wrote vocals on top of. I sent the whole track to Jon for feedback and this lead to the start of a more collaborative effort, with him adding extra sound design/ production, and a new intro and outro, which I loved! The exchanging of ideas back and forth made it an extra special process for us and is why he decided to upgrade it to a full and proper collaboration. Our worlds truly colliding!

Following the single Hopkins will play shows in New Zealand and Australia - including the Sydney Opera House, early in the new year. He will then begin his Polarity Tour across the UK and Europe combining his more meditative piano music, for which he will be joined on stage by a small group of consummate musician and long-time friends, with his harder more techno-focussed music. A full list of dates for the Polarity Tour can found below.
Watch the trailer for the Polarity Tour here.


Jon Hopkins Polarity Tour Dates
04.03 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
05.03 – Gateshead, Sage Gateshead
06.03 – Dublin, Bord Gais Energy Theatre – SOLD OUT
13.03 – Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
14.03 – Bath, The Forum
15.03 – Brighton, Dome
18.03 – London, Royal Albert Hall – SOLD OUT
20.03 – Paris, Salle Pleyel
25.03 – Copenhagen, DR Koncerthuset - Koncertsalen
26.03 – Stockholm, Gota Lejon
27.03 – Oslo, Sentrum Scene
29.03 – Helsinki, Helsinki Music Centre
31.03  - Hamburg, Laeiszhalle
01.04 – Brussels, Cirque Royal
02.04 – Berlin, Philharmonie
04.04 - The Hague, Rewire


Tickets available at: http://www.jonhopkins.co.uk/

On 15th December 2019 London’s leading alternative choir, London Contemporary Voices will host a specially curated show featuring unique collaborations with Kelly Lee Owens, Manu Delago and Anil Sebastian at Hackney's atmospheric EartH Theatre. Tickets here. 

Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens Luminous Spaces

Single | 5th December 2019

Both Hopkins’ and Owens’ work perfectly complements each other here on “Luminous Spaces”; Hopkins’ transcendent, dancefloor-focussed electronics paired with Owens’ entrancing, often spiritual vocals and her ethereal techno production creates a euphoric electronic collaboration. The track, originally destined to be a remix of Hopkins’ “Luminous Beings” by Owens, morphed into a track in its own right following the pair working closely in the studio together on the track. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Luminous Spaces
  • 2Luminous Beings

Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens Luminous Spaces

Single | 5th December 2019

Both Hopkins’ and Owens’ work perfectly complements each other here on “Luminous Spaces”; Hopkins’ transcendent, dancefloor-focussed electronics paired with Owens’ entrancing, often spiritual vocals and her ethereal techno production creates a euphoric electronic collaboration. The track, originally destined to be a remix of Hopkins’ “Luminous Beings” by Owens, morphed into a track in its own right following the pair working closely in the studio together on the track. 

Tracklisting

  • 1Luminous Spaces
  • 2Luminous Beings
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