After taking a break from his renowned AV shows, and keeping original releases close to his chest since his debut album in 2012, Soul Has No Tempo proudly present Natural Selections, the breathtakingly refreshing second EP from prominent producer, Sampology.
The relentlessly innovative Brisbane native releases his best and most personal work to-date. As a torchbearer for collaborative inspiration, Sampology’s passion for extracting and supporting emerging talent from the depths of Brisbane’s evolving Soul/Electronic scene shines with Natural Selections.
Exposing a previously untapped side of his vast musical sphere, Natural Selections is an exquisite 6-track EP that delves into Sampology’s afro-percussive and organic influences which he has masterfully produced and laced with lush, live elements throughout. Following a hiatus from releases and touring to further develop his craft, the results have been well worth the wait. The producer is at the core of the live instrumentation on Natural Selections, playing keys, Kalimba, live percussion, Rhodes and drum programming – a highlight also being the engagement of renowned composer and conductor, Gordon Hamilton, arranging strings on lead single ‘Thicker Than Water’.
The pinnacle of the EP is the stand-out collaborations and features. Sampology has called on a number of Brisbane artists/friends that represent a new wave in soulful, fresh electronic music to lend their talents, with the producers own family also collaborating on the music and art. Upcoming vocalist Tiana Khasi features on lead single ‘Thicker Than Water’, Laneous (Hiatus Kaiyote cover artist) offers his vocals to ‘Different Star’ with the powerful strength of NZ-born/Berlin-based (via Brisbane) artist Noah Slee, shining on ‘Be There’. Even closer to home, Sampology’s family lay the true building blocks of ‘Natural Selections’. With his father Ken Poggioli playing upright bass, his Aunt Helen Poggioli playing viola and his mother Sue Poggioli creating the artwork and visuals that will feature throughout his new live show, it is a true labour of love.
Following global premieres by Gilles Peterson, Boiler Room and Clash UK, Brisbane-based label and friends at Soul Has No Tempo released ‘Natural Selections’ digitally and on on 12” vinyl on September 23rd. Natural Selections artwork was created in collaboration between Sampology and his Mum, artist Sue Poggioli.