Floating Points: Movement 1

Promises by Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd), Pharaoh Sanders and The London Symphony Orchestra is a nine-movement jazz piece released on David Byrne’s Luaka Bop record label. Shepherd composed the work, tapped 80-year-old saxophonist Sanders for his parts and then passed it to The London Symphony Orchestra, who eventually recorded the album audiences are enjoying now. American visual artist Julie Mehretu contributed the album’s cover …

Floating Points & Four Tet: Final Plastic People

The beginning of 2015 sadly brought about the end of Plastic People, one of East London’s most notorious basement dance clubs. The talent that walked through its doors during the 20-year run undoubtedly helped shape modern dance music. As regular DJs Kieran Hebden (Four Tet) and Sam Shepherd (Floating Points) explain, “To say this space along with the owner Ade’s singular vision was fundamental in …

Taxie: Rock Don’t Stop

As announced during a recent NTS Radio set with Four Tet, UK producer Floating Points (aka Sam Shepherd) is launching a new record label in the new year. Called Melodies, the Eglo Records sub-label will focus on some of the disco, funk and boogie tunes he plays at his You’re A Melody night at London’s underground club, Plastic People. First up for the imprint will …