Floating Factors — the digital music venture of Australian producer Sam Shepherd — has launched “Vocoder,” his first solo single in over two years.
Following his formidable 2021 collaborative album Guarantees with saxophonist Pharoah Sanders and the London Symphony Orchestra, “Vocoder” returns Shepherd to his beat-driven, artificial wheelhouse. Sharp, high-BPM jabs escalate with punchy drums and bass. Quickly a lingering voice rises from the ether, remodeling into the music’s driving drive due to the titular vocal manipulator.
Although Guarantees efficiently proved Shepherd’s capacity to include each digital and tangible instrumentation within the combine, “Vocoder” is an indication of his refined capacity to mix the 2. Better of all, he’s utilizing that ability to actually get down.
Floating Factors can be touring by the spring and summer season, hitting Australia, Europe, and North America whereas additionally making pageant appearances at Coachella, Mad Cool, and extra. He may even assist Flume kick off his personal 2022 tour on the first cease in Las Vegas on April 14th. See the total itinerary beneath and seize a spot by way of Ticketmaster.
Floating Factors 2022 Tour Dates:
03/11 – Victoria, AU @ Pitch Competition
03/14 – Adelaide, AU @ Womadelaide Competition
03/19 – Melbourne, AU @ Duke Avenue Block Occasion
03/25 – Brisbane, AU @ The Tivoli
03/26 – Byron Bay, AU @ Seashore Resort Open Air
04/03 – Sydney, AU @ Slip Inn
04/09 – Lisbon, AU @ Sonar
04/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Downtown Las Vegas Occasions Centre *
04/16 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition
04/23 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Valley Music and Arts Competition
05/13 – Berlin, DE @ Funkhaus
05/28 – London, UK @ Broad Awake Competition
06/04 – Marseille, FR @ Le Bon Air
06/05 – Dublin, IE @ Forbidden Fruit
06/11 – Camber, UK @ Sands
07/03 – Porto, PT @ Electrico Competition
07/07 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Competition
07/08 – Trencin, ES @ Pohoda Competition
07/17 – Dour, BE @ Dour Competition
08/14 – Budapest, HU @ Sziget
08/19 – Dronten, NL @ Lowlands
08/20 – London, UK @ Subject Day
08/27 – Pasadena, CA @ This Ain’t No Picnic
09/03 – Bristol, UK @ Forwards Competition
* = w/ Flume