In 2015, Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points released his break out, critically acclaimed debut ‘Elaenia‘. Earlier this year, he followed up the album with ‘Reflections – Mojave Desert,’ a short film and soundtrack featuring tracks recorded in the Mojave Desert.
Now, the polymathic producer is pleased to announce his latest project, Ratio; an epic track bordering on 19-minutes that harks back to his earlier dance floor focus releases. Over the course of the summer Floating Points has developed Ratio as part of his solo live electronic show at festivals around the world. The track has fast become a fan favourite, a true highlight of the set.
Ratio will be released on October 19th. The full length version will be available on all digital platforms. The track will also be available on vinyl, presented as a deconstructed mix of the 18+ minutes.
The A side of the vinyl will feature the track in two parts: the first nine minutes being identical to the digital version, followed by solely the organ section of the second half. The vinyls B Side in contrast will feature the beat/drums and bassline of the second half of the track in isolation.
Releasing the track in such a fashion, Shepherd encourages DJs to create their own mixes by bringing the different elements together in their own style. Take a listen to the radio edit of Ratio via Soundcloud below.
Pre-order here: https://www.floatingpoints.co.uk/releases/10