Sampology is no ordinary turntablist. His legendary “Super Visual” series has earned him an undeniable reputation as Australia's leading AVDJ, touring with a number of festivals including Big Day Out, Falls Festival, Good Vibrations, Southbound, Parklife, Sydney Festival, Perth International Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival and his hometown's Brisbane Festival and Valley Fiesta.
He's no stranger to international touring either, previously featured as the AVDJ in the internationally acclaimed “Tom Tom Crew” which played sold out seasons in 2009 at the New Victory Theatre, Manhattan, Udderbelly London and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2010, he took his second instalment in the AVDJ series, the “Super Visual Smackdown” overseas for a handful of headline performances, closing the AV stage at the Big Chill Festival, as well as a number of headline sideshows and showcases in the UK and Berlin.
In 2011, he tours the third instalment in the AVDJ series, the “Super Visual Monster Mash” across a 10 date Australian tour, as well as showcase performances at SXSW in Austin Texas, and Bowery Ballroom in New York.
The technical aspect to his Super Visual shows is impressive, as he madly manipulates video via two turntables using his special Rane mixer and Serato, as well as live-triggering custom animations via his drum machine. But it's Sampology's cheeky sense of humour, seasoning exerts from film and TV shows, filmclips, YouTube clips and vintage VHS finds that takes your ordinary club night and turns it into a stupidly exciting and crazy fun visual mashup. Its like dancing your butt off at your favourite movie of all time, and laughing the whole way through.
As a producer, 2011 is an exciting year for Sampology. Following his debut single “Back On The Drums” in 2007 which topped the Juno charts and sold out of several vinyl re-pressings, “Piggy Bank” is his long awaited second single. Sampology collaborates with South African artist Spoek Mathambo and Croatia born, Swedish based Gnucci Banana on “Piggy Bank”, which is released in March on Finland label Top Billin. Featured as a “pop highlight in 2010” by the NY Times, Spoek Mathambo's debut album release in 2010 on BBE was critically acclaimed with the NY Times noting it as “one of last year's most invigorating releases in any genre” and FADER Magazine describing it as “potent jacked-up dancehall”. Teamed with Gnucci Banana, who XLR8R claim as a artist who “brings a palpable sense of young, sexy fun to the beats” the combo of this duo, with Sampology's fresh, uncontrived production, “Piggy Bank” is a unique and seriously fun take on dancehall influenced club music.
Sampology's debut EP is scheduled for a late April release on Top Billin, as he takes his Super Visual Monster Mash across ten dates in Australia including the Groovin The Moo regional festival tour.
“On the decks you have Sampology who has turned spinning records into an art form as he combines sound and vision to create a multimedia sensation”
- British Theatre Guide