With an impressive career spanning over a decade, 2017 saw Sampology return to his original form as a DJ, kicking off his Constellation Live Stream – a Sunday evening oasis that gives him the opportunity to share his current tastes and unreleased exclusives from his favourite artists from around the globe. Constellation stream sessions allow his versatility as a DJ to shine, highlighting his skills, rooted in turntablism – a rare commodity amongst electronic producers.
In 2016, the producer received praise for his EP, Natural Selections (released via Australian label Soul Has No Tempo), gaining the Gilles Peterson nod of approval with a Worldwide Premier for single Thicker Than Water, in addition to a Boiler Room Debut for the title track Natural Selections. The family and friends effort (the release features a number of Brisbane local musicians as well as family members collaborating from string compositions to cover art!) has been his most personal work to date, showcasing his talents as a musician in his own right.
Picking up where Natural Selections left off, the relentlessly innovative Brisbane native has continued to evolve as an artist and performer, with an exciting follow up release on the horizon. The forthcoming 6-track EP – which is set to drop in July 2018 – features renowned special guests, but the real highlight lies within the production, with Sampology peeling back the layers of his musical palette and influences. Delving deeper into the broken beat & percussive house rhythms he is known for, Sampology has masterfully incorporated more live and sampled instrumentation, string arrangements and drum-machine driven beats with unmistakable jazz undertones. The result is a vibrant and colourful body of work that draw from nostalgic textures and ambient, Balearic influences. First up is the stunning lead single Mt Glorious, rich in its layers of drums, grand piano, synth, vibraphone, the lush strings from all female quartet Meraki and a hint of Hannah Macklin’s beautiful vocals. Already garnering support from the likes of Seven Davis Jnr, XXX and XXX, Mt Glorious is just at home at sunrise or sunset as it is in the middle of the night on a very special dancefloor.
Starting off his career as a producer with an ear for sampling records, Sampology has come full circle, finding the perfect balance sampling new sounds, field recordings and live instrumentation. Whether played by himself or his peers that he’s invited into his home studio to collaborate, the method has been central to Sampology’s evolution as an artist and purveyor of new music and emerging local talent.