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Floating Points – Del Oro

Floating Points – Del Oro

Floating Points, the ever-evolving project of Sam Shepherd, graces us with “Del Oro,” a track steeped in the meticulous production and dynamic shifts that are his hallmark. Released via Ninja Tune, “Del Oro” weaves a narrative of minimalistic beats juxtaposed with shimmering, ethereal motifs, maintaining a constant tether to the dancefloor’s energy. This single follows last year’s “Birth4000,” continuing the journey with a more nuanced and polished approach.

The cover art, crafted by Tokyo-based artist Akiko Nakayama, encapsulates the essence of the track. Nakayama’s vibrant, liquid-based painting technique symbolizes the natural growth and life cycle, a fitting visual counterpart to the song’s sonic landscape. Collaborating with Hamill Industries, she brings this “Alive Painting” to vivid life, adding another layer of depth to the auditory experience.

Shepherd’s summer is packed with live performances at major festivals like All Points East, We Out Here, Lost Village, and Forwards. This follows his acclaimed performance at the Hollywood Bowl, where he presented “Promises,” his collaboration with Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra, alongside a star-studded ensemble.

Moreover, Shepherd’s recent foray into ballet composition, “Mere Mortals,” premiered by the San Francisco Ballet, garnered rave reviews for its innovative blend of symphony orchestra and electronic music, underscoring his versatility and creative prowess.

With “Del Oro,” Floating Points continues to push boundaries, delivering a track that is both a dancefloor staple and a testament to his artistic evolution.

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