Jon Hopkins Releases Hauntingly Beautiful ‘Asleep Versions EP’


Jon Hopkins, the UK producer behind 2013’s excellent Immunity, which has since seen remixes featuring Lulu James and Purity Ring, has now released another follow-up, the Asleep Versions EP, which includes contributions from King Creosote and Raphaelle Standelle. Recorded in Mosfellsbær, Iceland, Asleep Versions takes four of Immunity‘s highlights, “Immunity,” “Form By Firelight,” “Breathe This Air,” and “Open Eye Signal,” and reworks them in reverse order into a single 25-minute-long soundscape. The tracks are stripped down, beat-less frames of their Immunity counterparts, but take on a new life of their own from Hopkins’ original production, further pushing the boundaries of electronic music and aligning Hopkins with the likes of Röyksopp (whose final album, The Inevitable End also came out today) and Sigur Rós.

Watch the trailer, and listen to “Immunity” (with King Creosote) below:


FKA twigs Performs “Two Weeks” on “Fallon”

FKA twigs kicked off her North American tour with a visually stunning performance of “Two Weeks” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” last night. Watch her performance below.

FKA Twigs will play the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver on November 17.

Also, watch her creepy, recent video for LP1 cut “Video Girl:”

Ryan Hemsworth Shares Digital Box Set ‘Hemsworth Country’ Via BitTorrent


Following suit from Thom Yorke, Canadian producer Ryan Hemsworth has shared a digital box set of his entire discography called Hemsworth Country as a BitTorrent Bundle. The compilation includes 2011’s Distorted with rapper Shady Blaze and 2013’s Still Awake EP, available as a free download here. That’s the album art above.

The release comes a week before Hemsworth’s Alone for the First Time, out November 4. Watch the video for the Dawn Golden-featuring “Snow in Newark” below: