Putting some organic funk back into dubstep and techno as if he were the child of Luke Vibert and Flying Lotus, Londonâ€™s Sam Shepherd is better known to dancefloors and tasteful U.K. radio programs as Floating Points. Shepherd launched the project in 2008 by releasing some white-label 12â€�s plus a bootleg remix of avant jazz legend Sun Raâ€™s â€œIâ€™ll Wait for You.â€� Gilles Peterson picked up on both and featured the two tracks on his Worldwide radio program. Even though he spent his days finishing his Ph.D. in neuroscience, Shepherd still found time in 2009 to partner with Rinse FMâ€™s leftfield DJ Alexander Nut and form the Eglo label. Floating Pointsâ€™ â€œFor Youâ€� single came out on the label that same year, as did Vacuum, an EP named after his parentâ€™s Hoover, which Shepherd had sampled for the A-side. A guest mix on Mary Anne Hobbsâ€™ radio program also aired in 2009, and Floating Points would make an appearance on the BBC DJâ€™s Wild Angels compilation. Shepherd kicked off 2010 by playing Londonâ€™s Fabric nightclub alongside Four Tet and James Holden. ~ David JeffriesPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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