Floating Points Ratio In 2015 Sam Shepherd – aka Floating Points – released his break out, critically acclaimed debut Elaenia. Earlier this year he followed up the album with Reflections - Mojave Desert, a short film and soundtrack featuring tracks recorded in the Mojave Desert. Today the polymathic producer is pleased to announce his latest project, Ratio; an epic track bordering on 19-minutes that harks back to his earlier dance floor focussed releases. Over the course of the summer Floating Points has developed Ratio as part of his solo live electronic show at festivals around the world. The track has fast become a fan favourite, a true highlight of the set. Pluto 12"
Thundercat / Floating Points Fair Chance (feat. Ty Dolla $ign & Lil B) [Floating Points Remix] Much loved and respected British producer Floating Points remixes ‘Fair Chance’, nudging the ballad onto the dancefloor with a fabulous rework that nods to vintage 4x4 UKG. The ‘Fair Chance’ original / instrumental / acapella grace the flip side. Thundercat released his aptly titled album “It Is What It Is” in April 2020 as the world was spiralling into COVID-19 lockdown, featuring musical contributions from his friends Flying Lotus, Childish Gambino, Kamasi Washington, Steve Lacy, Steve Arrington, BADBADNOTGOOD, Louis Cole, Zack Fox, Ty Dolla $ign and Lil B Brainfeeder 12"
Floating Points Elaenia [LRS20] This is an exclusive and limited 'Love Record Stores 2020' release and will be available to order from Saturday 20th June, strictly one per customer. Pluto LP
Floating Points Bias Last year Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points released Crush. As is typical of his career so far, the album defies all expectations - solidifying his position as one of Britain's most respected electronic artists. Crush received widespread critical praise including a cover feature with DJ Magazine, 9/10 'Album of the Month' from both Mixmag and Future Music and 9/10 from Loud and Quiet as well as 8/10 from Crack, The Line of Best Fit, Uncut and more. Following the album release Shepherd went on to play a sold out show at Printworks debuting his innovative new live show to rave reviews, you can watch the full set back via RA here. Today Shepherd has shared two new versions of album highlight 'Bias', a track which was praised both for its "sense of air, as if you can sense the room it was recorded in" (DJ) as well as "a drop so nasty it could send your pulse out of kilter" (Mixmag). 'Bias' began to morph and expand during Shepherd's live shows and today he presents a recorded version based on those exciting, in the moment improvisations. The Mayfield Depot mix stems from a performance at the end of 2019 as part of the Warehouse Project series. Named for the Manchester venue, the mix is based around a live recording from the night with crowd noise bleeding into Shepherd’s microphone, giving a palpable sense of energy in the room. The extended mix stretches out the album version of 'Bias', unfolding new layers and giving even greater depth to that satisfying build. Shepherd also recently shared a new mix 'Dialogue Between Dreamers Pt. One'. Made during lockdown with time to reflect on the records he returns to again and again for comfort, the mix traverses soul, jazz and country, with rarities alongside tunes from Steve Kuhn, Susan Pillsbury, Family Circle and more. Ninja Tune 12"
Floating Points LesAlpx / Coorabell Floating Points releases his first new track since 2017 in the form of Les Alpx. The track's undeniable groove recalls breakout tracks like Nuits Sonores which took over dancefloors around the world while simultaneously driving forward with the sophisticated craftsmanship and depth of production that has gained Floating Points respect far beyond the clubbing community. Les Alpx arrives as the next step in a career that has positioned Shepherd as one of electronic music's most surprising, innovative and uncompromising artists. It comes backed with B-side Coorabell. Ninja Tune 12"
Floating Points Elaenia Debut album from UK producer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points. The album takes its inspiration from classical, jazz, electronic music, soul and Brazilian music, much of which can be heard in Shepherd's DJ sets. There's a long list of contributors, with Tom Skinner and Leo Taylor (drums), Rahel Debebe-Dessalegne and Layla Rutherford (vocals), Susumu Mukai (bass), Alex Reeve (guitar), Qian Wu and Edward Benton (violins), Matthew Kettle (viola) and Joe Zeitlin (cello) all featuring. Shepherd also provides some of the vocals. Pluto CD | LP
Floating Points Crush Indies exclusive LP is packaged in a glossy sleeve with exclusive artwork. Both LPs are on black vinyl and include a download code. We're really looking forward to hearing this one, the new full length album from the electronic/techno/jazz legend Floating Points, released via Ninja Tune. His new album feels similarly instantaneous – and vital. It’s the sound of the many sides of Floating Points finally fusing together. It draws from the "explosive" moments during his sets, the moments that usually occur when he throws together unexpected genres, for the very simple reason that he gets excited about wanting to "hear this record, really loud, now!" and then puts the needle on. It’s "just like what happens when you’re at home playing music with your friends and it's going all over the place," he says. Ninja Tune CD | LP
Floating Points Late Night Tales: Floating Points Floating Points’ personal collection of global soul, ambient, jazz and folk treasures form the latest in the warmly revered Late Night Tales series. This Late Night Tales excursion into the depths of the evening reflects his broad tastes. The globally-travelled producer has collected untold treasures on his travels from dusty stores in Brazil to market stalls near his hometown. There’s the gorgeous ‘Via Làctea’, culled from Carlos Walker’s debut album, Abu Talib’s (Bobby Wright) plaintive ‘Blood Of An American’ and Robert Vanderbilt’s gospel reworking of Manchild’s ‘Especially For You’. Raw soul and feeling oozing from each song’s pores. “I’ve learnt about a lot of incredible music from listening to the Late Night Tales compilations over the years, so I jumped at the opportunity to compile one myself. The music is a selection of the kind of records I play to set the tone when DJing all night long.” LATE NIGHT TALES CD | LP
Caribou / Floating Points Never Come Back / Sister (Floating Point Remixes) A limited 12" from Caribou , two singles taken from his 2020 album 'Suddenly' with remixes from Floating Points. Three is the magic number! Following recent remixes by Morgan Geist and Four Tet for Caribou’s single NEVER COME BACK, Sam Shepherd completes the holy trinity. Sam outdid himself adding a dash of motor city oil to NCB and throwing in an extra remix for Caribou’s ’Suddenly’ album opener ‘Sister'. City Slang 12"