Jon Hopkins has some tour dates and a Purity Ring remix that he personally asked me to tell you about, because, well, we hang out together all the time

Jon Hopkins has some tour dates and a Purity Ring remix that he personally asked me to tell you about, because, well, we hang out together all the time

Boy, things are really working out swell for my old mate Jonny Hopkins (that’s what we used to call him back in school). In addition to hanging out with Brian Eno a chuff-ton (the three of us played a little shuffle board together on one of Eno’s ambient yachts that he owns… you’ve probably never seen them because they’re so bloody discreet!), the old dog released his new album, Immunity, and got a lot of folks kind of chuffed about it, even across the pond.

Now he’s even heading back there this August for a tour supporting the album, including a pair of shows in L.A. with this one band Purity Ring that you might have heard of (Jonny is pretty tight with them too; I met them at this crackin’ rager of a barbecue we had on Guy Fawkes Day), which is really cool specifically because ol’ Jonny was the guy who actually mixed their track “Saltkin” (he had to miss our indoor football match that night, actually!) and recently remixed the song, “Amenamy,” both of which come from their Shrines album. And, like Jonny was telling me over some eggs and rashers last Sunday, Purity Ring’s Megan James has added vocals to his Immunity track “Breathe This Air,” (I actually came up with the title to that one while we were watching some puffy clouds last autumn!), which I think is going to come out later on this summer?

Either way, the point is, I am really tight with Jon Hopkins. Here’s a video of the “Amenamy” remix. I was actually one of the lighting guys on it.

Jon Hopkins tourdates:

08.16.13 - Berlin, Germany - Berghain
08.17.13 - Wales, UK - Green Man Festival
08.23.13 - Katowice, Poland - Nowa Musyka
08.24.13 - Leeds, UK - Leeds Festival
08.27.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *
08.28.13 - Los Angeles, CA - The Fonda Theatre *
08.30.13 - Colonia Condesa, Mexico - AM Local
08.31.13 - New York, NY - MOMA PS1 Warmup
08.31.13 - Brooklyn, NY - Verboten
09.01.13 - Montreal, QC - Le Belmont @ Société Des Arts Technologies
09.06.13 - Isle of Wight, UK - Bestival
09.14.13 - Bozen, Italy - Transart Festival
09.18.13 - Toulouse, France - La Dynamo
09.19.13 - Nimes, France - Marsatac Festival
09.20.13 - Nantes, France - Scopitone
09.21.13 - London, UK - Koko
09.24.13 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
09.27.13 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Leisure System
09.28.13 - Brussels, Belgium - Bozar Electronic Arts Festival
10.23.13 - Graz, Austria - Elevate Festival
10.25.13 - Bergen, Norway - Ekko Festival
10.26.13 - Munich, Germany - Ritournelle

* Purity Ring

• Jon Hopkins: http://www.jonhopkins.co.uk
• Domino: http://www.dominorecordco.us

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