Manchester-born, London based producer/DJ/composer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has quickly become one of the most respected and sought-after musicians in modern music. Debuting in February 2009 with the limited 7 inch 'For You/Radiality' (Eglo records) he has gone on to establish himself as one the forerunners of today's new dance music movement, earning the respect of his peers and contemporaries such as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B, Ramadanman, Four Tet, Kode 9 and Mary Anne Hobbs.
He's released music predominantly on Eglo records (which he runs alongside Rinse FM's Alexander Nut), as well as Planet Mu, R2, Ninja Tune and notching up remixes and features for the likes of Domino, Ubiquity, XL, Fabric, and Rinse.
The name Floating Points holds just much weight within the DJ world as its does in production, songwriting, and arrangement. In a short space of time Shepherd has won over crowds across the globe with his strictly vinyl club sessions, spanning, house, techno, soul, and disco, steadily climbing the ranks of the worlds most impressive DJ's, fuelling an indulgent record habit that regularly leads him on trips to both Chicago and Detroit.
Outside of his studio-based productions and crate-breaking DJ sets Shepherd makes use of his classical music training, writing, composing and arranging for the Floating Points Ensemble. The 16 piece group, led by Shepherd, won the 'Best Maida Vale Session' gong at Gilles Peterson's 'Worldwide Awards' some years ago.
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