Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Doldrums Presents - Updated Lineup

I was delighted today to discover that the brilliant Floating Points (aka Sam Sheperd) had been added to the Doldrums label launch night, alongside Josey Rebelle and The BPM. I know very little about the later two, with Josey Rebelle being one of London's most highly rated female DJ's, and The BPM an experimental electro-soul artist who is signed to Brownswood records and has received a lot of support from soul/funk/electro/hip-hop specialist DJ Giles Peterson.

A man who I know a little bit about though, and who has made this event even more worthy of attending is the fantastic Floating Points. His mix of electro-dubstep with soul and funk is delightful to listen to, as is evident on the track 'Love Me Like This' where a slow dub beat is accompanied by wonderfully melodic soulful vocals crying 'Love me like this'. His latest releases have been just as impressive, with the 'People's Potential' and 'Shark Chase' singles furthering his simultaneously soulful and electro vibe. This is however best represented by his recent mix 'My Plastic People' which I have written on in the past.

If you are yet to hear the 'My Plastic People' mix I would throughly recommend it. Shepherd manages to effortlessly mix old 70's soul and funk tracks progressively with modern day electro, which takes influence from this throw back era as shown in the inclusion of his own track 'Shark Chase' towards the end of the mix. I have a feeling we could be hearing something similar to this mix on the night, maybe slightly more electro based but however staying true to his roots of soul, jazz and funk. You can stream the mix here, or download it on itunes by subscribing to the XLR8R podcast series.

'My Plastic People' Tracklist:

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)

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