Lecture: Floating Points (Tokyo, 2014)
Floating Points is many things. Musically, he’s a DJ, producer and co-founder of UK label Eglo Records, blending house, soul, hip hop and jazz in myriad ways. He’s also Dr. Sam Shepherd: a neuroscientist who was writing music while studying for his PhD. It may seem like he lives two lives, but his work shows how a studious mind and a talent for experimental composition can intertwine. As well as his solo productions for Eglo, he collaborates with a 16-piece orchestra as the Floating Points Ensemble, and recently designed a DJ mixer with Isonoe. In this talk with Deviation’s Benji B, he chats about all of that and more.