April 6, 2010

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Introducing Aaron Frank, a new contributor to Passion of the Weiss. Originally from Louisville, Frank currently resides in Los Angeles. He is both decadent and depraved.  

Over the last several months, PoTW has deservedly dropped a heap of praise on Flying Lotus and Four Tet, but nothing on Floating Points, the London producer eliciting massive raves from the likes of Mary Anne Hobbs and Kieran Hebden himself.  Maybe you’ve have already heard the 23 year old DJ/Producer from London via his remixes of Bonobo, Little Dragon, and Four Tet, but to date, his most popular remix is a reworking of 1980’s LA funk band Real to Reel’s “Love Me Like This.”

More recently, Floating Points graced XLR8R with a rare mix that gives us a peek at what’s inside his extensive collection of lost funk and soul jams. The mix’s first half pays clear tribute to his influence — 30 minutes of funky drums and vintage keyboard solos from the likes of James Brown, Brian Auger and resident oddball Gil Scott-Heron. During the last 30, we get more of an idea of what a Floating Points set at Plastic People might sound like: a foggy, bass heavy-set of electronic jams.

Were Four Tet to curate a museum, it would probably be the swankiest in the world but the staff would be really uptight and you wouldn’t be able to touch anything. In Floating Points’ museum, it’d still be fashionable but you can touch everything, and they have cocktail waitresses and a lax smoking policy.

Download:
MP3: Floating Points – My Plastic People Mix (Left-Click)
MP3: Floating Points – “Love Me Like This (Nonsense Dub) (Left-Click)

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