Sam Shepherd, known professionally as Floating Points, is a British electronic producer, DJ, and musician. He is the co-founder of Eglo Records and leader of 16-piece group called Floating Points Ensemble.
Raised in Manchester, England, Shepherd studied piano at Chetham's School of Music before receiving a PhD in neuroscience and epigenetics at University College London. He worked as a DJ at Plastic People, a London club, in the late 2000s. Shepherd's musical influences include Claude Debussy, Olivier Messiaen, and Bill Evans. Shepherd began releasing work under the Floating Points moniker in 2008. He toured with The xx in 2017.
In a 2015 interview, Shepherd stated that he owned approximately 10,000 records.