H&H // COLLIDER EP – JON HOPKINS
Originally posted on Hooting & Howling
After the smash success of ‘Immunity’, the final single set for release from Jon Hopkins‘ instant classic – as an EP – is ‘Collider’, and the age old tactic of saving the best til last appears to be in action.
The track itself is a 9 minute epic of euphoria, combining pulsing beats with relentless synths and lost, haunting vocals drifting throughout the soundscape, that has been established as the central masterpiece of Hopkins’ fourth solo feat since it’s release in June last year.
Though slimmed down to just over 5 minutes for the EP, ‘Collider’ is kept in much of it’s euphoric glory; snaking up from a single vocal, layered with intricate clicks, samples and synths that prove themselves into an intense, infectious melody, and merging an effortless blend of house with electronica and subtleties of techno that makes for a complex and consistently brilliant piece of electronic music.
Alongside the single are 3 remixes from Pangaea, Karenn and Objekt isolating it’s excellence further. Pangaea twists the track building it up into a stubborn yet subtle techno monster, whilst backed up by the hauntingly powerful rework of Karenn – also known as the side project the UK’s techno production giants Blawan and Pariah – and the pulsing beats of Objekt on the B side.
In addition to this, Hopkins released an extended edition of Immunity – complete with more remixes from acts such as Luke Abbott, Happa and Nosaj Thing, in addition to Purity Ring‘s take on previous top single ‘Breathe This Air’ – as an iTunes exclusive late last year and debuted the dramatic Tom Haines directed video for ‘Collider’ (below) along with it.
The Collider – Remixes EP is released today (24th February) digitally, or on 12″ avaliable to order from Domino Records.