Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens Share "Luminous Spaces"

BY Calum SlingerlandPublished Dec 5, 2019

Having shared spots on DJ lineups around the globe these past few years, Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens have now teamed up for a collaborative single.

"Luminous Spaces," which you can hear below, was initially meant to be an Owens remix of Hopkins's "Luminous Beings," which appeared on his 2018 LP Singularity.

As Hopkins explained in a statement, "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 recalled, "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!"

"Luminous Spaces" will arrive as a 12-inch on January 24, and it's now available for pre-order.

In 2017, Owens released her eponymous debut album, which Exclaim! named one of the Top 10 Dance and Electronic Records of that year.

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