Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Floating Points - Future Soul from Sun Ra to Madlib

Floating Points - Future Soul from Sun Ra to Madlib

label: ParisDJs
released: 2011-01-24
style: electronic hiphop soulful house downtempo mix podcast

Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has been shaking the electronic music world for two years now, through a string of releases on his own label Eglo as well as Planet Mu and R2, and remixes for the likes of Shawn Lee, Sébastien Tellier, Bonobo, Basement Jaxx or Four Tet... His smooth, dusty, soulful House sound, his techno-disco-boogie bubblism are rather Detroit-flavoured, while his samples are craftily cut into heavy bumping crunch-beats, paying respect to the lineage from Sun Ra to Madlib and onwards. He's still a twentysomething, but has already stepped out of the DJ action, recording and mixing his full Floating Points Ensemble 16-piece group at the legendary Abbey Road Studios for the Ninja Tune XX twentieth anniversary celebration. This is future soul at the edge of modern British music!

01. Bei & Shawn Lee - Make Me Stronger (feat. Georgia Anne Muldrow) (Floating Points Remix)
(from 'Beauty & The Beats' 10 inch, 2009 / Ubiquity)
02. Floating Points Ensemble - Post Suite
(from 'Post Suite' 10 inch, 2011 / Ninja Tune)
03. Floating Points - For You
(from 'For You' 7 inch, 2009 / Eglo)
04. Floating Points - Love Me Like This (Nonsense Dub)
(from 'Love Me Like This' 12 inch, 2009 / R2)
05. Floating Points - People's Potential
(from 'People's Potential' single, 2010 / Eglo)
06. Floating Points - Esthian III
(from 'Mary Anne Hobbs presents Wild Angels' compilation, 2009 / Planet Mu)
07. Floating Points - Vacuum Boogie
(from 'Vacuum EP' single, 2009 / Eglo)
08. Four Tet - Sing (Floating Points Remix)
(from 'Sing' 12 inch, 2010 / Domino)
09. Floating Points - K & G Beat
(from 'J & W Beat' 12 inch, 2009 / Planet Mu)

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