Video: Jon Hopkins "Open Eye Signal"
- Words: Tim Gentles
With the imminent release of his fourth full-length album, Immunity (out on June 4 via Domino), longstanding London producer Jon Hopkins has dropped a stunning new video for early single "Open Eye Signal." The piece is described by director Aoife McArdle as a city kid who "one day suddenly [decides] to escape his life and see more of the world in the only way he understands... via skateboard." The result has a distinctly post-apocalyptic feel, seeing our protagonist skate through pristine nature to burnt-out slums, and it's a perfect fit for the lush techno landscapes crafted by Hopkins' track, which maintains a tensely ominous undercurrent throughout its eight-minute duration. And for those in the New York area, Hopkins is supporting Four Tet at their RBMA NYC showcase at Webster Hall on May 8 (check out our preview here); the rest of his tour dates can be found below.
Sat. May 4 - Gijon, ES @ LEV Festival
Wed. May 8 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
Sat. May 11 - Geneva, CH @ Mapping Festival
Fri. May 31 - Montreal, QC @ Mutek [Metropolis]
Wed. June 12 - London, UK @ Village Underground~
Thu. June 13 - Barcelona, ES @ Leisure System
Sun. June 23 - Westmeath, IE @ Body & oul
Sat. June 29 - Derry, IE @ Celtronic Festival
Fri. July 5 - Amsterdam, NL @ Pitch Festival
Sat. July 20 - Gente, BE @ 10 Days Off Festival
Fri. Aug. 16 - Berlin, DE @ Berghain
Sat. Aug. 17 - Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival
Fri. Aug. 23 - Katowice, PL @ Nowa Musyka
Fri. Sep. 6 - Isle of Wight, UK @ Bstival
Thu. Oct. 26 - Munich, DE @ Münchner Kammerspiele
* w/ Four Tet (headline), Koreless (support)
~ w/ The Field (support/solo live show), Nathan Fake (support/DJ set)
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