Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens have released a new track together titled ‘Luminous Spaces’. Initially intended to be a remix of Hopkins’ track ‘Luminous Beings’, the track morphed into something else as they began to work together.
“This project started as something very different from what you’re hearing now”, Hopkins explains. “I wanted Kelly to do a straight remix of ‘Luminous Beings’. I sent her 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”.
“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”, he goes on. “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”.
Owens adds: “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!”
Listen to ‘Luminous Spaces’ here: