Jon Hopkins Resuscitates 'Breathe This Air' With Purity Ring Singer

Limited edition 12-inch will be given out for free later this month

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Jon Hopkins' limited edition 'Breathe This Air' single
Kyle McGovern WRITTEN BY
Kyle McGovern

Jon Hopkins and Purity Ring have a mutually beneficial relationship. The London-based techno whiz mixed one track on the Canadian duo's stunning Shrines ("Saltkin") and recently remixed another ("Amenamy"). Now, Purity Ring's Megan James has repaid the kindness by singing on a new version of "Breathe This Air," a pulsating cut from Hopkins' recent Immunity LP. This just-unveiled collaboration shaves 90 seconds off the original and fills the track's dark abyss with clipped, glassy vocals. Stream it below.

Hopkins and Purity Ring will also be playing a pair of shows together later this month. During their two-night stand at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on August 27 and 28, they'll give away 175 copies of a 12-inch pressed with "Breathe This Air" as well as Hopkins' "Amenamy" remix. First come, first served!

Scroll to the bottom for a full list of Hopkins' tour dates, including his August 31 appearance at MoMA PS1's Warm Up series. 

Jon Hopkins tour dates: 

August 16 - Berlin, Germany @ Berghain
August 17 - Wales, U.K. @ Green Man Festival
August 23 - Katowice, Poland @ Nowa Musyka
August 24 - Leeds, U.K. @ Leeds Festival
August 27 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre * 
August 28 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre * 
August 30 - Colonia Condesa, Mexico @ Hotel Marbella Rooftop
August 31 - New York, NY @ MOMA PS1 Warm Up
August 31 - Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo
September 1 - Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont @ Société Des Arts Technologies
September 6 - Isle of Wight, U.K. @ Bestival
September 13 - Rovinj, Croatia @ Unknown Festival
September 14 - Bozen, Italy @ Transart Festival
September 18 - Toulouse, France @ La Dynamo
September 19 - Nimes, France @ Marsatac Festival
September 20 - Nantes, France @ Scopitone
September 21 - London, U.K. @ Koko
September 24 - Manchester, U.K. @ Gorilla
September 27 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands @ Leisure System
September 28 - Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar Electronic Arts Festival
October 5 - Bologna, Italy @ Robot Festival
October 12 - Bristol, U.K. @ Simple Things
October 23 - Graz, Australia @ Elevate Festival
October 25 - Bergen, Norway @ Ekko Festival
October 26 - Munich, Germany @ Ritournelle
November 2 - Reykjavík, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves Festival
November 8 - Turin, Italy @ Club to Club Festival 

* = with Purity Ring

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