Jon Hopkins paints atmospheric soundscapes with a gentle brushing technique. In small things, he sees big things, and he usually doesn’t need more than a vision to be able to create grand musical pictures. His big break through came with the album ”Immunity” released in 2013, where Hopkins crafted a gentle mix between ambient and pumping electronic music. The album was later nominated for a Mercury Prize, and gave Hopkins the reputation as one of the greatest composers of both his genre and generation. Currently Hopkins is at work with finishing his highly anticipated fifth solo album. During his exclusive DJ set at Way Out West we might get to hear fragments of his new work – expect an astounding experience.
Jon Hopkins has a background as a classically trained pianist, and his debut album ”Opalscent” was released in 2001. During 2004 Hopkins started collaborating with the ambient master Brian Eno, which later also led to an invitation to co-produce Coldplay’s chart topping album ”Viva La Vida”.
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