Following four memorable nights at the late Plastic People (RIP) & a fortchcoming label launch -You’re a Melody – a nightconcept “celebrating Soul from around the world” conceived by Sam Shepherd is traveling out of the London walls for a special Berlin edition at J.A.W! For this one, Floating Points will hit Prince Charles in back to back with his soulmate and serious record collector DJ Red Greg.
To open the Ball, JAW is thrilled to welcome for their first show in Berlin, Manchester-based Jazz Trio Gogo Penguin, hotly tipped as the rising stars of the European Jazz scene, one of Gilles Peterson absolute favorite jazz acts at the moment.
Featuring Pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, Gogo Penguin are an exhilarating live act, drawing on a heady brew of influences from Esbjörn Svensson to Aphex Twin, Shostakovich or Massive Attack.
Manchester born, London based 24 year old producer/dj/composer Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has quickly become one of the most respected and sought-after musicians in modern music. Debuting in February 2009 with the limited 7 inch ‘For You/Radiality’ (Eglo records) he has gone on to establish himself as one the forerunners of today’s new dance music movement, earning the respect of his peers and contemporaries such as Theo Parrish, Kyle Hall, Benji B, Ramadanman, Four Tet, Kode 9 and Mary Anne Hobbs.
The name Floating Points holds just much weight within the DJ world as its does in production, song writing and arrangement.
In a short space of time Shepherd has won over crowds around the world with his strictly vinyl club sessions, spanning, house, techno, soul and disco, steadily climbing the ranks of the globes most impressive DJ’s, fuelling an indulgent record habit that regularly leads him on trips to both Chicago and Detroit.
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J.A.W x You´re A Melody with Floating Points, Red Greg & Gogo Penguin
Friday, 22 May 2015 | 21:00 CET
Prince Charles | Im Aufbauhaus, Prinzenstrasse 85F | 10969 Berlin/Kreuzberg