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As one of the UK's most hyped and anticipated new producers, 23 year old Sam Shepherd aka Floating Points has a lot to live up to, but definitely doesn't disappoint on the truly wonderful "Vacuum EP". Main track "Vacuum Boogie" brings the warmth and emotion of 1980s Detroit techno to the table, with the addition of a boogie bassline and soaring synths. "Truly" posits jazz-funk inspiration on beatdown house grooves for more head-nodding 4/4s, and "Argonaute II" brings up the rear with a swinging amongst jazzy "Galaxy II Galaxy" style keyboard work. Having already rocked wonky-hop and UK funky and beatdown soul, the "Vacuum EP" shows Shepherd as a real renaissance man about the house. All three tracks are already getting heavy rotation on the playlists of Benji B, Mary Anne Hobbes and Gilles Peterson. Essential 2009 music!