Composer, pianist and a self-taught studio wizard Jon Hopkins makes big, bold music using walls of synths, twinkling melodies and amorphous bass rumbles. His skills are impeccable – from Herbie Hancock to David Holmes, contemporary choreographer Wayne McGregor (Random Dance), lo-fi folkster King Creosote, not to mention his buddies Coldplay who he supported on their 2010 UK/US tour, have all called upon the 28-year-old Londoner’s handiwork as a producer and composer. He has also collaborated with Brian Eno for Eno’s Warp Records debut, Small Craft On A Milk Sea, released in November 2010. His remixes include tracks by Wild Beasts, Nosaj Thing, Imogen Heap and Four Tet, the latter returning the favour on Hopkins’ ‘Vessel’, which was backed by a Nathan Fake remix of Wire.
Hopkins and King Creosote’s Mercury Prize nominated Diamond Mine was released through Domino on the 28th March 2011; a ‘soundtrack to a romanticised version of a life lived in a scottish coastal village’, the record weaves in slices of Fife life, bike wheels, spring tides, tea cups and café chatter to produce a beautiful, unique and timeless album. It was followed by their Honest Words EP.
May 23rd, 2013
To celebrate 5 years of their residency at Berghai...
April 30th, 2013
'Open eye signal' is the new single from Jon H...
March 7th, 2013
Jon Hopkins is to release Immunity, his fourth sol...
December 27th, 2012
As announced on his Facebook, Jon Hopkins is now i...
Jon Hopkins @ MUTEK - Montreal, CA
Jon Hopkins @ Village Underground - London, UK
Jon Hopkins @ Leisure System - Barcelona, ES
Jon Hopkins @ Body & Soul Festival - Dublin, IE
Jon Hopkins @ Point Ephemere - Paris, FR
Jon Hopkins @ La Péniche - Lille, FR
Jon Hopkins @ Celtronic Festival - Derry, UK
Jon Hopkins @ Pitch Festival - Amsterdam, NL
Jon Hopkins @ 10 Days Off - Gent, BE
Jon Hopkins @ Berghain - Berlin, DE
Jon Hopkins @ Greenman Festival - Glanusk, UK
Jon Hopkins @ Nowa Musyka - Katowice, PL
Jon Hopkins @ Bestival - Isle of Whight, UK
Jon Hopkins @ Robot Festival - Bologna, IT