Resident Advisor podcast #301 by Floating Points
“Jazz, house, techno, disco, bass.
Floating Points is the recording alias of London-based DJ/composer/producer Sam Shepherd. If you’re already familiar with his work it’s likely that your access point was “Vacuum Boogie,” his irresistible 2009 track that despite its languid 116 beats per minute was among that year’s major cross-genre success stories. In understanding Shepherd’s approach to club music, it’s important to point out his background in jazz piano and composition. However, in this case we’re talking about far more than half-arsed Rhodes keys over a 4/4 kick. On tracks like “People’s Potential” the feeling was that a true dialogue had been struck up between the poles of Shepherd’s interests. 2011′s Shadows EP was as interesting an interpretation of club music you’re likely to hear. (And we thusly gave it a 5.) ”