Tuesday August 4, 2020

Zen and the art of Electronica

Jon Hopkins was plucked from obscurity when a friend passed his second album to Brian Eno. Cue touring with Coldplay, nomination for a Grammy and, now, topping the bill at Forbidden Fruit this weekend

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

26th May, 2019
Jon Hopkins: ‘I’m very dedicated to meditation practice. I have techniques that keep my mind focused’ Pic: Steve Gullick

‘This live touring thing is a massive surprise,” reflects Jon Hopkins. “It grew very gradually. Then suddenly you turn around and you’re playing Brixton Academy, where you saw the Chemical Brothers in 1995 - and you’re like, ‘How did this happen?’”

Over the phone from England, Jon Hopkins is reflecting on his upcoming appearance at the Forbidden Fruit music festival in Dublin this weekend - and...

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