Sean DeTore explores the world of music
the mixtape

UK Producer/DJ Jon Hopkins @ The Croc

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It's been an exceptional few months for Jon Hopkins surrounding the release of the brilliant Immunity, out now on Domino Records. Finally, with this new album, Hopkins is receiving the stateside recognition he has so long deserved. To give an idea, NPR Music, avid supporters of Hopkins in the past, featured the album as a "First Listen," Pitchfork bestowed a "Best New Music" upon Immunity and did a "Guest List" interview with Jon, XLR8R took an in-depth look at Hopkins through an "In The Studio" feature, the Los Angeles Times included Immunity in its "best albums of 2013 so far" list, and The New York Times recognized the album in their Sunday' "Arts & Leisure" "Playlist" column. This is merely a taste and just the beginning of the many accolades Hopkins is receiving for this powerful new album, the boldest and most dance-focused music he has ever created. It's a confident, dramatic, and multi-faceted record defined by an acute sense of physicality and place; it feels like the hypnotic accompaniment to a journey of creativity -- a trip inside Hopkins' mind, using analog synthesis alongside manipulations of physical, real-world sounds to make dance music that feels as natural as possible.

Here's what Hopkins had to say about his new album, Immunity.

"The response to this album has really been something unlike anything that happened before and I'm going to do something quite different with the album life cycle because of that," Hopkins says.

"I'm touring this time to all sorts of markets I haven't been to before and already considering how to do the next album to keep this ball rolling. That's pretty different for me, as I don't tend to look at much that I do in terms of an extension of what came before."

Jon Hopkins will be in town tonight along with Clark and Nathan Fake to turn The Crocodile into a maddeningly schizophrenic dance party that will surely leave you sweaty, dazed and undoubtedly wanting more.

Sean DeTore,
Sean DeTore is the Associate Producer of KIRO Radio's The Ron and Don Show (weekdays 3-7). He's been with the guys for over 7 years.
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