TOUR ESSENTIALS: Sampology for Smirnoff Sound Collective
As Electronic music gets bigger and bigger, it can be hard to remember what’s really important – the music. Here at Purple Sneakers, we believe that music is for everyone, and we bring that to you every day.
We’re not alone in this belief, as the folks over at Smirnoff Sound Collective are on board as well. They want to make good times better, and bring the music to the people by breaking down barriers between fans and artists, and collaborating with like-minded musicians to get rid of the pretentious attitude in music.
One artist in particular is Brisbane’s SAMPOLOGY, Australia’s finest audio-visual DJ. No stranger to touring, Sampology is definitely a man of the people. That’s why we asked him to help us out of our woe and into smart, responsible packing with our latest edition of Tour Essentials with Smirnoff Vodka.
With his crazy shows of aural delights delivered with a pop culture punch, Sampology has been slowly, but surely, making a name for himself in the dance music game. He’s been bringing his trippy live gigs all across Australia and abroad – with the busy artist playing shows in Hong Kong, NYC and Mumbai.
“Music is the most essential item obviously for me, and as the photo suggests I play on a few dif-ferent formats depending on the show. I’ve actually recently been revisiting all vinyl DJ sets for a few recent shows, which is the original format I started out DJing with. I’ve never actually played a set with USB sticks, but always pack one just incase…”
SOMETHING TO READ
“Wax Poetics is a perfect weekend read for me – it’s got some nerdy music stories, it’s short plus it slides into my DJ backpack pretty snug. It’s also nice to look at something other than a screen for a change.”
MUSIC MAKING DEVICES
“I’ve found recently most of my work in my home studio is finishing stuff I’ve made on the road, so I always try and pack a little controller on the road. Alternatively taking a cowbell on tour is going to be beneficial for too many reasons to list in just one article.
JAZZERCISE VHS TAPE
“My secret weapon for looking & feeling fabulous.”
Sampology makes the kind of music that is perfect for these warmer months, and like Smirnoff Vodka, is best enjoyed with friends! If you’re struggling to keep busy this holiday period, make sure you keep an eye on Smirnoff Sound Collective, who’ll will be providing guaranteed good times across a range of Aussie parties this summer.
For more info hop onto the Smirnoff Australia Facebook page.
Words by Isabella Trimboli.