‘Doomsday Deluxe’ Sampology
To anyone with an ounce of knowledge about Brisbane’s electronic, hip hop scene, then Sampology needs no introduction.
The lad has been a mainstay for the last half-decade or so, spinning at all the major clubs (even before he’d reached the lofty heights of 18) around town, jetting all around the country with his Super Visual Show (seeing the local kids’ reactions to his show in Coffs Harbour still remains a highlight of my decade-plus career in the industry), playing all the major music festivals, remixing the Wiggles and building a solid international reputation.
Now Sampology has the ‘Doomsday Deluxe’, his debut album offering that acts as a soundtrack of sorts for his new visual show, Super Visual Apocalypse, which is themed around Bruce Willis.
After a brief intro declaring ‘The End Of The World’... ‘Eagle Theme’ launches the ten-track LP, its stretched basslines, ‘80s sounding synth stabs and pounding electronic drums creating the perfect slow-jam that sets the mood nicely for the remainder of ‘Doomsday Deluxe’.
Local lass Hannah Macklin
soars on ‘Stars’, an upbeat, jaunty number that will get hips shaking while ‘Ron King’ feels like you’ve walked into a futuristic gladiators-styled ceremony... it’s menacing and dark, and we like it like that.
‘Attack Of The Cats’ tips its hat to the Beastie Boys... whining cats never sounded so good. It’s fun, has an engaging piano loop and enough ‘hey, hey, heys’ to get my shoulders doing all manner of wonky shrugs!
‘Doomsday Deluxe’ is a welcome addition to Brisbane’s electronic landscape, with plenty of promise highlighting Sam’s burgeoning career opportunities.
This is only the beginning... I’d expect a slew more productions from Sam this time next year.
World domination may be a pipe dream at the moment, but as DJ Yoda
says: “Sampology is one creative dude.“ Catch Sampology this Sunday, June 10, when he brings the Super Visual Apocalypse tour to Oh Hello. ‘Doomsday Deluxe’ is available for free download here.