Latitude 2015

Jon Hopkins melts together every corner of Latitude 2015 with his night-closing set

The eclectic producer of multiple mediums closes Latitude’s first night with style.

Still riding high on the wave of latest album ‘Immunity’, Jon Hopkins tests Latitude’s waters with a flickering, scratchy start. His focus judders between gravelly bass-warping and piercing lights as he boots up his fine-tuned audio/visual show under the canopy of the 6 Music stage. When he hits his stride, it’s the complete package.

Illuminated hula-hoopers make an early appearance, but all eyes are on Hopkins centre-stage as he twists his way through genre-smashing electronics, commanding even the harshest of floor-scraping bass drops with a stern eye that laughs in the face of many producers’s vacuous showmanship.

Every ounce of Latitude’s eclectic arts line-up finds a home, with flashes of ambience tied seamlessly to murky, late-night techno segueing the crowd into their late night forest-bound escapism.

It’s that attention to detail that proves his master stroke. ‘Open Eye Signal’ and its adventurous accompanying short film, projected behind the refreshingly energetic producer, receive a cheer worthy of headliner status. More than a musician, Hopkins is an artist in every medium he sets his mind to: the perfect encapsulation of Latitude’s game plan.

Jon Hopkins melts together every corner of Latitude 2015 with his night-closing set Jon Hopkins melts together every corner of Latitude 2015 with his night-closing set Jon Hopkins melts together every corner of Latitude 2015 with his night-closing set

Photos: Mike Massaro.

Tags: Jon Hopkins, Latitude, Festivals, Reviews, Live Reviews

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