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Late Night Tales – Jon Hopkins

Hands up if this week’s all getting a bit much? Need a little time out? Look no further than Jon Hopkins’ forthcoming Late Night Tales‘ compilation, it’s looking to be pretty special and could be the perfect respite for your weary selves.

If you’re unaware of LNT’s work, they invite artists to delve into their record collection to create the ultimate late night selections. With previous guests such as Four Tet, The Cinematic Orchestra and Belle & Sebastien, the collective is the absolute don for atmospheric, chill-out, whatever genre you want to call it. It’s relaxing, and for that little moment in time you can escape your busy lives, let go and forget about all your worries.

So when we heard Jon Hopkins had been recruited for the next edition we were pretty excited. Judging by the promo, he’s put a lot of time and effort into it, he ‘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’.

As with tradition on all these compilations, Hopkins has done an exclusive cover version, which will feature poet Rick Holland’s spoken word on the full release. The instrumental is of Yeasayer’s ‘I Remember’ and it’s quite something. Fragile doesn’t even cover it. The rest of the line-up includes choice selections from Nils Frahm, Sigur Ros’ Jonsi and this hypnotic number from Darkstar:

It’s not all ambience, though. Hopkins has included more beat-heavy works from Holy Other and Gold Panda, and he delves into the indie with a School Of Seven Bells track. Also on there is the totally irresistible ‘Lady Divine’ by Alela Diane:

All-in-all we know this is a compilation that you need in your life. It’s currently on pre-order with both digital and vinyl releases out at the end of Feb, beginning of March. If you needed more persuading, he’s even squeezed in Four Tet’s ‘Gillie Amma, I Love You’. It’s moving:

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Huxley – Body Talk

Light up your life/Friday/bank holiday weekend with this from Huxley:

As part of the 2020Vision 20th anniversary compilation, ‘Content’ (which, by the way, is something you all need to watch out for – new stuff from Eats Everything, Maya Jane Coles, Simian Mobile Disco and Paul Woolford), Huxley has produced this deep house delight. WATCH for the piano coming in at 2:50, it’s a serious business.

Bonus tracks:

All this hits you 30th June on, you guessed it, 2020Vision.

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Surahn – Wonderful (Aeroplane Remix)

Thanks to the ever-excellent ‘Late Summer’ free compilation series from La.Ga.Sta. we have a brand new Aeroplane remix to brighten up your day:

Vito de Luca has had his wicked way with Aus producer/singer Surahn’s ‘Wonderful’ and it exudes (late) summer goodtimes. You can download it for free here, or pick up a hard copy for yourself, together with a Miami Horror remix, later this month.

We STRONGLY recommend popping on the whole playlist too as it features a bunch of HD faves, Clancy and Du Tonc to name a few.

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