Science isn’t my strong point, but I’m told (by the internet) that a floating point is something that doesn’t technically exist. Floating Points does though, which is good news for anyone who likes the sound of house, broken beat and dubstep in a lift, fighting with boogie over which level to get out on. That is the worst introduction I’ve ever written but I’m going to crash on.
Spending his early years studying classical composition and jazz piano, Sam Shepherd now produces and DJs as Floating Points, fronts 13-piece band the Floating Points Ensemble and runs the leftfield Eglo label with Rinse FM DJ Alexander Nut (on which he released his debut Vacuum, named after, and featuring, his parents’ hoover). All that while studying for a Ph.D in ‘the neuroscience of pain’ at UCL. A busy man.