If I had to sum up the kind of music you’re likely to find here every Sunday, I’d direct you to Floating Points Elaenia. Sam Shepherd – the 29-old, UK-based DJ and producer with a PhD in neuroscience, who records and performs under the name Floating Points – released his official debut album, Elaenia, earlier this month. Elaenia has all sounds that I love. Downtempo house beats, cool jazzy Rhodes keyboards, synth arpeggios, washes of ambient sounds and digital noise. (Listen to the title track here.) It has enough electronic elements to be comparable to Four Tet and enough jazz to give Kamasi Washington a run for his money.
Let’s take a listen to Silhouettes- comprised of music from Silhouettes I,II and III from Elaenia.
What are some of your favorite downtempo recordings from 2015? Any requests for next week? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org