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Podcast 130: Floating Points—My Plastic People

London's Floating Points is often lumped in with the rest of the city's burgeoning post-dubstep (or whatever it's being called this week) scene, but it's not unfair to say that 23-year-old Sam Shepherd is operating in his own sphere. Whether assembling tracks on his own, running the leftfield Eglo imprint with partner Alexander Nut, or leading the grandiose Floating Points Ensemble with a bevvy of live musicians, Shepherd clearly isn't just another UK bass music producer. As this My Plastic People mix—made in tribute to the endangered East London nightspot—proves, his tastes extend well beyond electronic music—much of the podcast focuses on jazz and funk gems from the 1970s, with only a few newer cuts making an appearance.

01 Flora Purim "Encounters" (Milestone)
02 Deniece Williams "Slip Away" (Columbia)
03 Esther Philips "Home Is Where the Hatred Is" (KUDU)
04 Windy City "(So You Think) Somethin's Missin'" (Chi Sound)
05 James Brown "Mind Power" (Polydor)
06 Gil Scott-Heron "Lady Day and John Coltrane" (Flying Dutchman)
07 Brian Auger & Oblivion Express "Whenever You're Ready" (RCA)
08 Willie Bobo "Sixty-Two Fifty" (Columbia)
09 Chick Corea & Return to Forever "Captain Marvel" (Polydor)
10 Kuniyuki "Precious Hall (Dub)" (Natural Resource)
11 Larry Heard "Missing You" (Track Mode)
12 Herbert "Suddenly" (Studio !K7)
13 Darkstar "Aidy's Girl Is a Computer (Kyle Hall Oats B So Deep Remix)" (Hyperdub)
14 Floating Points "Shark Chase" (Eglo)
15 Pharoah Sanders "Greeting To Saud (Brother McCoy Tyner)" (Impulse)

13 comments Floating Points—My Plastic People

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 12:38

Plastic is in EAST LONDON FAM. Big up Sam each and everytime!

Diggi (not verified) Wrote

Thu, 04/01/2010 - 15:18

Love this Sam Sam!
Keep it up xxx

Makin' Whoopee (not verified) Wrote

Fri, 04/02/2010 - 05:18

Wicked as always Sam, hopefully Plastic People better be there when I get back to London Town...

ARQ (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/03/2010 - 09:20

solid job

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 03:01


Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 03:03

i mean, right? tubas? what the f has this world cum 2?

Le Blanc (not verified) Wrote

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 03:07

I do not understand these new kinds of things. We live in new era, but why hold me back from good listenings? My mouth is holds back stuffs.

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 02:02

Go turn some cd's in Lorre, LeBlanc...

Asterid Domingo Molyneux (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 10:31

Fucking ace as always.

deco'meara (not verified) Wrote

Mon, 04/12/2010 - 15:05

yes, very much enjoyed this. Great selection Sam. New release sounding ace!

Anonymous (not verified) Wrote

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 02:33

North East London??? Ermm... I take it you haven't been to Plastic People?

Nice mix Sam.

Shawn Reynaldo Wrote

Tue, 04/13/2010 - 16:29

Busted! Sorry about the geographical screw-up. We now know that Plastic People is in East London (and changed the text accordingly).

Yugen (not verified) Wrote

Wed, 04/21/2010 - 10:48


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