shares new single "Nespole"
from forthcoming 'Elaenia' album
FLOATING POINTS DJ TOUR DATES:
Friday 11th December – Adelaide – Sugar Nightclub – Tickets here
Saturday 12th December – Meredith Music Festival – Tickets here
Sunday 13th December – Melbourne – Freedom Time #2– Tickets here
Friday 18th December – Perth - Urban Orchard – Tickets here
Saturday 19th December – Sydney – Oxford Arts Factory - Tickets here
Sunday 20th December – Brisbane – The Foundry – Tickets here + In-store at A Love Supreme & Apartment, Fortitude Valley
An artist that needs virtually no introduction, classically trained producer, DJ’s DJ and NTS radio presenter Sam Shepherd AKA Floating Points, will make his long-awaited return to Australia in December for a series of DJ performances across Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney and Brisbane.
Alongside the tour announcement, Shepherd today shares “Nespole”, the opening track from his forthcoming debut ‘Elaenia’ out Friday, November 6 on Pluto/Pod through Inertia in Australia. An intricate introduction to the album, the ebbs and flows of “Nespole” set the tone for things to come. Sporting lush layers of swelling synths, it's a brilliant precursor to the track that follows - the previously shared “Silhouettes (I, II & III)”.
The Manchester born, London-based 29-year-old has established himself as one of the most respected and well-loved musicians in modern electronic music. A revered musical style and deep appreciation of jazz, soul and afrobeat has earned Shepherd admiration from artist peers including Jamie xx, Theo Parrish, Benji B and Ramadanman. As a co-founder of Eglo Records, Shepherd debuted his material on his own label in 2009, before going on to release with celebrated UK imprint Ninja Tune, deliver remixes for esteemed labels such as XL, Domino, and Fabric – releasing his forthcoming album 'Elaenia' on his new label Pluto.
As prominent a name in the booth as he is in the studio, Floating Points is known across the world for his expansive DJ sets that incorporate vinyl-only sessions of jazz, soul, disco, Brasilian and electronica – like his contemporaries and good friends Caribou and Four Tet, Shepherd has nurtured the Floating Points name into one renowned for ambitious and forward-thinking DJ sets, having performed all over the world at events and clubs such as Output NYC, Trouw, Sonar, Unit in Tokyo, Panorama Bar and, of course, Nuits Sonores (which lent its name to his seminal track from summer 2014) as well as the much missed Plastic People, where he held a residency for five years.
After several 12-inch releases last year, including the epic eight-minute “King Bromeliad”, Shepherd now prepares for the arrival of his debut full-length, ‘Elaenia’ out on Pluto/Pod via Inertia in November – with both LP cuts "Silhouettes" and “Nespole” affirming Shepherd as one of today’s greatest innovators in dance music and a welcome addition to Australian shores this Summer.
STREAM “NESPOLE” HERE
‘Elaenia’ will be released on LP, CD and digital download. All pre-orders of 'Elaenia' via iTunes will receive the “Silhouettes” video instantly, and via JB Hi Fi will instantly receive the full 11-minute album audio of “Silhouettes (I, II & III)". The Australian edition of the CD has an exclusive 14 min bonus track “Loop 43”.