Jon Hopkins, Kelly Lee Owens release “Luminous Spaces”

    It started as Owens’ remix of Hopkins’ song “Luminous Beings.”

    Jon Hopkins Kelly Lee Owens Luminous Spaces
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    UK producers Jon Hopkins and Kelly Lee Owens have released the collaborative track “Luminous Spaces.”

    The entrancing song was initially an Owens remix of Hopkins’ song “Luminous Beings,” from his 2018 album Singularity. “I sent her the parts, but what she sent back just felt like something totally new, and had the potential to be so much more than a remix,” Hopkins said in a statement.

    “She’d recorded these beautiful, uplifting vocal lines and had come up with joyous new riffs that recalled for me the best bits of the ’90s trance/euphoria that I had grown up loving,” he said. “I got a beautiful sense of nostalgia and a true heart-lifting joy the first time I heard it, and it was so painless to take it from there to a finished piece—related and born out of ‘Luminous Beings’ but very much its own thing.”

    Owens added, “The exchanging of ideas back and forth made it an extra special process for us and is why he decided to upgrade it to a full and proper collaboration. Our worlds truly colliding!”

    In May, Owens released the songs “Let it Go” and “Omen.” Hear her collaboration with Hopkins below: