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Jon Hopkins – I Remember

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As you may knowJon Hopkins is the next producer to compile the long-running Late Night Tales series. Due on March 1, τhe album features Four Tet, Holy Other, Darkstar and more. Exclusive to this release, Jon Hopkins provides a startlingly vulnerable new piano version of Yeasayer’s ‘I Remember’, which you can now stream below.

The original is a beautifully sad yet upbeat breakup song, strident and bright with synth lines cascading around a heartfelt vocal. I wanted to make it sound far more broken and fragile, so I re-played it on the piano, pitched it down, then mangled it quite heavily so it came out sort of wobbly and knackered sounding. I wanted to leave it quite bare, just letting that amazing melody lead the way,” he says. Pre-order here.

VA: Jon Hopkins – Late Night Tales

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Jon Hopkins is the next producer to compile the long-running Late Night Tales series. The album features Four Tet, Holy Other, Darkstar and more and is due on March 1st 2015. Pre-order here.

Putting this album together was a unique opportunity for me to present music that I have been listening to for years, free from the constraints of a club setting or from trying to stick to one genre… I chose tracks not just because they have been important to me but because of how they sit together, putting as much thought into the transitions and overall narrative as I did into the track choices… I mixed by key and by texture more than anything else, using original sound design, pivot notes, and often recording new synth or piano parts to link things together in a way that flows as naturally as possible. I hope you enjoy it.” Jon Hopkins

Tracklist:
1. Ben Lukas Boysen – Sleepers Beat Theme (Unreleased track)
2. Darkstar – Hold Me Down
3. Holy Other – Yr Love
4. Teebs – Verbena Tea with Rebekah Raff
5. Nils Frahm – More
6. Songs of Green Pheasant – I Am Daylights
7. Jonsi & Alex – Daniell In The Sea
8. Evenings – Babe
9. Letherette – After Dawn
10. Jon Hopkins – I Remember (Exclusive Yeasayer cover version)
11. David Holmes – Hey Maggy
12. Alela Diane – Lady Divine
13. Four Tet – Gillie Amma I Love You
14. School of Seven Bells – Connjur
15. Peter Broderick – And It’s Alright (Nils Frahm Remix)
16. Health – Before Tigers (Gold Panda Remix)
17. Last Days – Missing Photos
18. Bibio – Down To The Sound
19. A Winged Victory For The Sullen – Requiem For The Static King 1
20. Helios – Emancipation
21. Rick Holland – I Remember (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

Video: Bonobo feat Szjerdene – Get Thy Bearings

UK artist Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo, has recently released his excellent mix album for the longstanding Late Night Tales series. Below, you can watch the exclusive cover of Donovan’s ‘Get Thy Bearings‘. Video direction and conception by Tadas Svilainis.

Bonobo – Get Thy Bearings

Ninja Tune’s Bonobo is about to drop his addition to the long-running LateNightTales mix CD series on November 17. As with previous curators, Simon Green and band have recorded a special cover version for the set. The track is Donovan’s ‘Get Thy Bearings’, taken from his 1968 album The Hurdy Gurdy Man. Check it out below.

Late Night Tales: Bonobo [2013]

Following the release of his fifth album The North Borders, UK artist Simon Green, a.k.a. Bonobo, will return with a brand-new mix album for the longstanding Late Night Tales series. Green’s 21-track set will mark the 33rd installment of Late Night Tales when it drops on November 17, and features a wide range of sounds and styles from the likes of Floating Points, Lapalux, Nina Simone, Shlohmo, Airhead, Dorando, and Bonobo himself, among others.

"The way I approached this mix was very different to how I would normally do a mix. I wasn’t thinking of it as a DJ mix so much as a selection… The criteria for choosing the songs was really music I’ve been playing at my house over the past 15-20 years." 

The tracklist, a video trailer, and SoundCloud preview can be found below.

Tracklist
01. Dustin O’Halloran – An Ending, A Beginning
02. Khruang Bin – A Calf is Born in Winter
03. Bonobo – Get Thy Bearings (Exclusive Donovan cover version)
04. Dorando – Didn’t I
05. Nina Simone – Baltimore
06. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Flipside
07. Menahan Street Band – The Traitor
08. Andrew Ashong – Flowers
09. Romare -Down The Line
10 Shlohmo – Places
11 Lapalux – Gutter Glitter
12 The Invisible – Wing (Floating Points mix)
13 Badbadnotgood – Hedron
14 Matthew Bourne – IIV. Juliet
15 Airhead – South Congress
16 Matthew Halsall – Sailing Out To Sea
17 Dorothy Ashby – Essence of Sapphire
18 Peter and Kerry – One Thing
19 Eddi Front – Gigantic
20 Bill Evans – Peace Piece
21 Benedict Cumberbatch – Flat Of Angles Part 3 (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)

Röyksopp – Late Night Tales / Daddy’s Groove

The new edition of Late Night Tales journeys to Scandinavia to invite Norwegian duo Röyksopp to delve through their record collection. Their Late Night Tales mix is eclectic, diverse and wonderful. Sliding from light folk to widescreen ambience to experimental rock to prog-pop (seasoned with the occasional guilty pleasure); it’s all in the spirit of the night. Listen to their exclusive new track “Daddy’s Groove” on Soundcloud. The mix also features the studio version of their cover of Depeche Mode’s Ice Machine along with music by Rare Bird, Little River Band, John Martyn, Richard Schneider Jnr, Andreas Vollenweider XTC, Thomas Dolby and of course Vangelis. A mini-mix of the compilation is available below.