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CODE Guest Playlist: Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins
Steve Gullick

Jon Hopkins

In the span of five years, Jon Hopkins went from being a respected session producer who had worked with the likes of Coldplay and Brian Eno to one of the most significant rising electronic artists.

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Fresh off the release of his new Asleep Versions EP last week, the British producer caught up with Billboard to provide a guest playlist comprised of the songs he is currently listening to.

Gunnar Haslam - Denominazione Version

"Amazing tension in this track, all built with just one constantly modulating synth. You can't hear where the '1' in the bar is and I love this -- it gives a very hypnotic yet disorientating feel."

 

Gary Beck - Algoreal

"I first heard this when Gary played at a festival in Japan I was playing at. It sounds awesome on record, but when you hear it blasted out of a festival PA, it is just incredible and has a profound effect on a crowd. It's kind of reminiscent of some of the best '90s Underworld stuff, but with a modern melodic twist."

 

Wesley Matsell - Bismuth

"Skewed, trance-inducing arpeggiation, with some great sonic surprises, and brilliantly experimental in structure. This was featured on the first release from Cambria Instruments, the new label Wesley and Nathan Fake recently set up."

 

Juk Juk - Winter Turn Spring

"A classic from a few years ago, released on Four Tet's text records. I still play this regularly. I love the way the beautiful vocal samples continually evolve, before eventually becoming engulfed in a massive, baffling bass drone."

 

The War on Drugs - Under the Pressure

"A great album opener, and unashamedly sprawling in length. You have to smile when you hear it. Plus possibly imagine that you are driving down an open highway in America in the late '80s with Don Henley sitting next to you doing a Bob Dylan impression."





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