Jon Hopkins, Emerald Rush.

It’s now been the best part of five years since Jon Hopkins released the irrepressibly pulsating Immunity, and while there may well have been sedative revisions (namely Asleep Versions) and many a live (or, rather, DJ) set in the interim, there can be few better ways to kick off a Wednesday than with news of a) a brand new record, and b) a so-called ‘Live Tour’. The former – entitled Singularity – arrives this spring, while the latter will doubtless bring a real warmth to more autumnal months subsequent; more importantly, lifted from said full-length is Emerald Rush, which perfectly encapsulates Hopkins’ unparalleled prowess when it comes to creating club music aglow with both quirk and customary tropes. Just because you know when Emerald Rush will drop – and the below edit does so with exacting regularity – doesn’t make it any less exhilarating, and Hopkins’ proposed return to both Spotify and the stage likewise is one which has, perhaps expectedly, already proven itself to be precisely that.

Singularity is available from May 4th via Domino Record Co., while Jon Hopkins plays Village Underground the following Thursday, 10th, and the O2 Academy Brixton on November 2nd and 3rd.