Jon Hopkins Curates 'Late Night Tales' Mix
Published Jan 13, 2015British electronic producer and composer Jon Hopkins has been recruited to put together a mix for the acclaimed Late Night Tales series.
Hopkins impressed with his 2013 full-length effort Immunity, then followed it up with an equally well-received reinterpretation of a handful of those songs for Asleep Versions.
Now, the musician will get to show off some of the work he most admires on the new compilation.
Some of the pieces Hopkins hand-picked for the collection include tracks by Holy Other, Four Tet, School of Seven Bells and Bibio, as well as remix contributions by Nils Frahm and Gold Panda. Of special note, Hopkins himself delivers a cover of Yeasayer's "I Remember," while Rick Holland offers up an exclusive spoken word piece of the same name.
"Putting this album together was a unique opportunity for me to present music that I have been listening to for years, free from the constraints of a club setting or from trying to stick to one genre," said Hopkins in a statement. "I chose tracks not just because they have been important to me but because of how they sit together, putting as much thought into the transitions and overall narrative as I did into the track choices."
He continued: "I mixed by key and by texture more than anything else, using original sound design, pivot notes, and often recording new synth or piano parts to link things together in a way that flows as naturally as possible. I hope you enjoy it."
Hopkins' instalment of Late Night Tales is due out on March 1, and you can see the full tracklisting below. Beneath that, you can watch a trailer for the upcoming collection.
Late Night Tales: Jon Hopkins:
1. Ben Lukas Boysen - "Sleepers Beat Theme" (Unreleased)
2. Darkstar - "Hold Me Down"
3. Holy Other - "Yr Love"
4. Teebs - "Verbena Tea with Rebekah Raff"
5. Nils Frahm - "More"
6. Songs of Green Pheasant - "I Am Daylights"
7. Jónsi & Alex - "Daníell in the Sea"
8. Evenings - "Babe"
9. Letherette - "After Dawn"
10. Jon Hopkins - "I Remember" (Yeasayer cover version)
11. David Holmes - "Hey Maggy"
12. Alela Diane - "Lady Divine"
13. Four Tet - "Gillie Amma I Love You"
14. School of Seven Bells - "Connjur"
15. Peter Broderick - "And It's Alright" (Nils Frahm Remix)
16. Health - "Before Tigers" (Gold Panda Remix)
17. Last Days - "Missing Photos"
18. Bibio - "Down To The Sound"
19. A Winged Victory For The Sullen - "Requiem For The Static King 1"
20. Helios - "Emancipation"
21. Rick Holland - "I Remember" (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)