Daniel Avery Shares Jon Hopkins Remix Of “Glitter” Ahead Of Tour

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Daniel Avery will embark on a run of North American dates with Jon Hopkins. To coincide with this tour, Hopkins has provided a bracing remix of Avery’s “Glitter,” reworking the affecting Song For Alpha highlight into something more physical and brooding. Hopkins adapts the celestial, choral elements of the original track, layering them atop a heavy, almost-meditative bass weight, resulting in a remix that compliments the work of both artists in its unforgiving yet introspective quality.

Speaking about the new material, he explains, “One of the wonders of DJing for me is to build the atmosphere of the room from the ground up. To draw a line between the people laying on the floor to the opening drones and those climbing the walls during the acid rave hours later. It requires patience and submission from everyone involved but the rewards are great.”

“When asked by Jon to support him on his American tour,” Avery continues, “we talked of ways in which we could make the night work as a whole and, from drawing on my own club experiences, decided that I should play from doors opening until Jon’s first note. I was asked to put together a mix as a demonstration but an idea in my head repeatedly dragged my attention away. A single loop wouldn’t leave my mind and the resulting piece emerged after an intense studio session in London. The piece is an ode to those early and quiet moments in a night where the strobe light is still only a hopeful glimmer beyond the horizon, a sign of the euphoria to follow. I live for those feelings. Love and eternal respect to Kikuta-san.”

Following his tour with Jon Hopkins, Avery will go on to join Nine Inch Nails for further North American dates in October and November. In the midst of these dates, he will return to the UK for a special All Night Long headline show in a new as-yet-disclosed venue in London on November 24 – tickets are available here. The event follows his sold out show at Bethnal Green’s historic York Hall venue in March.

Song For Alpha, Avery’s second album which is out now via Phantasy/Mute in the US and Canada and via Phantasy worldwide, is Avery’s exploration of the space in which home listening and club music intersect.

September 12 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall *
September 14 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall *
September 15 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre *
September 18 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre *
September 19 – Los Angeles, CA – Fonda Theatre *
September 20 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom *
October 5 – Liverpool, England – Invisible Wind Factory #
October 6 – Brighton, England – Patterns (Mixmag Live)
October 13 – Sheffield, England – No Bounds Festival
October 14 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall ^
October 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre ^
October 17 – Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre ^
October 19 – Boston, MA – Boch Center ^
October 20 – Manchester, England – Warehouse Project (curated by Daniel Avery)
October 26 – Bilbao, Spain – BIME Live
October 27 – Caen, France – Nordik Impakt
November 3 – Paris, France – Pitchfork Festival
November 13 – Glasgow, Scotland – Sub Club
November 24 – London, England – TBA (All Night Long)
November 25 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theater ^
November 27 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory ^
November 28 – Irving, TX – The Pavilion at The Toyota Music Factory ^

* with Jon Hopkins
# with Four Tet
^ with Nine Inch Nails