Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens collaborate on "Luminous Spaces"

Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens collaborate on "Luminous Spaces"

Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens are proud to present a new collaborative single, “Luminous Spaces”, out now.

The track was originally destined to be a remix of Hopkins’ Luminous Beings by Owens, but after the pair worked closely together in the studio, it morphed into a standalone single. The two have built a working relationship over the past few years through sharing the same bill in live capacities and on DJ line-ups across the globe. Their work perfectly complements each other; Hopkins transcendent, dancefloor-focused electronics paired with Owens’ entrancing vocals and ethereal techno production creates a euphoric collaboration.

The track is available digitally now, and on 12” on January 24, 2020. Listen below.


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 material. A full list of dates for the Polarity Tour can found below; tickets are available at: http://www.jonhopkins.co.uk/ 

On December 15, 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. 

Watch the trailer for the Polarity Tour here

Jon Hopkins Polarity Tour:
Tue. March 3 - Edinburgh, UK @ Usher Hall
Thu. March 5 - Gateshead, UK @ Sage Gateshead
Fri. March 6 - Dublin, IE @ Bord Gais Energy Theatre - SOLD OUT
Fri. March 13 - Manchester, UK @ Bridgewater Hall
Sat. March 14 - Bath, UK @ The Forum
Sun. March 15 - Brighton, UK @ Dome
Wed. March 18 - London, UK @ Royal Albert Hall - SOLD OUT
Fri. March 20 - Paris, FR @ Salle Pleyel
Wed. March 25 - Copenhagen, DK @ Koncerthuset - Koncertsalen
Thu. March 26 - Stockholm, SE @ Gota Lejon
Fri. March 27 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
Sun. March 29 - Helsinki, FI @ Helsinki Music Centre
Tue. March 31 - Hamburg, DE @ Laeiszhalle
Wed. April 1 - Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal
Thu. April 2 - Berlin, DE @ Philharmonie
Sat. April 4 - The Hague, NL @ Rewire

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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