Recently Red Bull Music Academy (RBMA) announced they’ll be hosting their very own stage at this years Splendour in the Grass, where they’ll be showcasing some of the artists that have been getting them a bit excited over the last few months.
One of these is Sam Poggioli, aka Sampology, and we asked the man what was his very first CD purchase.
The first one I remember is Moby s ‘Play.’ At the time it was a slow burner for people to catch onto, so it wasn’t overhyped, which allowed for me to have no preconceptions about it.
I just remember thinking the cover was cool and Moby sounded like an interesting artist name. I was really blown away by the layers on the album and wasn’t really sure how it was made, which was really exciting to me. My initial reaction was first wondering how the hell it was put together, and then a desire to share it with my friends so they could hear it too. I still love that same feeling of hearing something awesome and wanting to play it for other people.
At the time there was loads I loved about the album, but it took me a while to figure out why, for example the combinations of 50-year-old samples with new production played over the top. I definitely didn’t overanalyse it, I just enjoyed listening to the cool sample flips like ‘Run On’ but then the deeper emotional songs like ‘Why Does My Heart.’ The influence of this album definitely came in later, but I think it was more that it was a cool stepping stone to go into my favourite album; The Avalanches ‘Since I Left You’ which I listened to about 100 times over one summer school holiday when it came out at the end of 2000.
Let’s step way back to 1999 and ‘Run On’ with Moby
And now back to 2014 with Sampology‘s latest original release, ‘Show Me’