Sampology: Around the Globe Tour
LAEM: The last time we spoke was just before the release of Doomsday Deluxe. What’s been happening since?
S: Since we spoke last, I toured the Super Visual Apocalypse show around Australia and New Zealand, which ended in a really memorable weekend at [music festival] Splendour in the Grass, and then came over to West Canada for the first time to play some shows. At the moment I’m in Calgary for the last day before heading back to Brisbane.
LAEM: You’re one of a small number of Australian acts playing the [Australian music festival] Big Day Out. How does it feel to be on the line up?
S: I had such an awesome time when I did the BDO tour in 2011. It’s a really great crew that’s involved in it so I’m looking forward to getting back and playing to everyone who comes out for a big day of music. I’m good mates with Nina and Mat Cant, so it’ll be great to have tour hangs with those guys.
LAEM: What can you tell us about the new single?
S: ‘Around The Globe’ is a collaboration with UK reggae/dancehall vocalist Serocee, who I’ve been a fan of for a while. In 2010, I saw him and Toddla T do a set together at big chill in the UK and I remember thinking at the time I wanted to reach out to him at some point in the future. There’s a bunch of killer remixes coming out really soon on the package and something else special I cant announce right now to come in a month or so.
LAEM: Is the new tour still AV/DJ?
S: This tour is DJ shows only. The last couple of years have developed into a pattern where one season I will do DJ shows followed by the season after doing AV sets. I have a big appreciation for being able to do both and I had been travelling around doing DJ shows before I even started the visual aspect.