Just across the path, our sister venue Potato Head Beach Club is set to host London-based DJ and producer Floating Points on Thursday 15 March.

 

Neuroscientist-turned-DJ Sam Shepherd, known under his alias of Floating Points, is respected around the world for his experimental productions and marathon party sets. But what may not be obvious at first sight is that the Manchester-raised DJ and producer is a classically trained pianist and ex choir singer.

 

His symphonic roots can be traced in his debut 2015 album Elaenia, consisting of seven ‘suites,’ and showcasing his own handmade sleeve artwork. Resident Advisor named it ‘Best Album of 2015’ and Sam was nice enough to let us use track one, ‘Nespole,’ on Made by Artisans, Katamama film #002.

Last year, Sam released Reflections – Mojave Desert, an album and accompanying film that was recorded with a live band amidst the vast, rocky backdrop of California’s Mojave Desert. Recorded between American tour dates, the album reflects the surrounding environment and sounds – the wind between the rocks and roaming packs of coyotes in the distance  – and is the first in a series that Shepherd plans to record in remote or interesting locations.

As a DJ, he’s played sets at some of the globe’s most established festivals, including Glastonbury, Primavera and LA’s FYF festival. He’s toured with the xx, collaborated with the likes of Caribou and Four Tet, and hosts the internationally renowned ‘You’re A Melody’ DJ parties.

 

His performance at Potato Head for Sun Down Circle #024 on Thursday 15 March will be his first set in the Island of the Gods and Katamama guests can enjoy free entry. Take a look at his set at Pitchfork festival, below, to get you in the mood…

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