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Jon Hopkins

Born 1979.
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Jon Hopkins talks to Tom Ravenscroft

Tom Ravenscroft continues to celebrate electronica with Jon Hopkins.

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Biography

Jonathan Julian "Jon" Hopkins (born 15 August 1979 in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey) is an English producer and musician who writes and performs his own melodic electronica and dance music. After starting his career playing keyboard for Imogen Heap, he has produced or contributed to albums by Brian Eno, Coldplay, David Holmes, and others.

Hopkins composed the soundtrack for the 2010 film Monsters, which was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for Best Original Score. His third solo album, Insides, reached no. 15 on the Dance/Electronic Album Chart in 2009. His collaborations on Small Craft on a Milk Sea with Brian Eno and Leo Abrahams and Diamond Mine with King Creosote both reached no. 82 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2011 Diamond Mine was nominated for a Mercury Prize, which is annually awarded for best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Immunity was also nominated for the 2013 Mercury Prize.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Monsters

    Monsters 2010

    Reviewed by Paul Clarke
    Hopkins is a composer with a subtle yet sublime vision.
  2. Review of Insides

    Insides 2009

    Reviewed by Paul Clarke
    Classically-tinged electronica from Coldplay's co-producer.
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