Producers in the Radiator
Jon Hopkins and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Likely part of Lynch’s pre-disposition towards duality, English producer Jon Hopkins and American producer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith were tasked in cracking open the nighttime festivities for Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Both leaned on radiating visuals from the silver screen above, both offered expansive atmospheres that drew the mind into a daze, and both were relatively silent with a few minor exceptions. Hopkins, whose brand of microhouse electronica reached for the stars above, would occasionally hop over to the grand piano for a few earthly compositions. While Smith, whose intricate blend of ambient synths plunged into the depths of an unmarked sea, would often loop or distort her own vocals to great effect. It was a nice way to let the mind stew, reflecting on what had come before and what would soon follow — a very transcendental experience, if you will.