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Jon Hopkins & Kelly Lee Owens Collaborate
Christian Eede , December 6th, 2019 13:42

'Luminous Spaces' was originally intended to be a remix by Owens of one of Hopkins' tracks

Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens have teamed up for the first time on a new track.

'Luminous Spaces' began life as a remix of Hopkins' 2018 track 'Luminous Beings', which featured on his album, Singularity. You can hear the new track above.

"I sent [Owens] 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," Hopkins says of the track. "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."

Speaking about the track herself, Kelly Lee Owens says: "I sent the whole track to Jon for feedback and this led 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' is out now digitally with a 12" release set to follow on January 24 via Domino.