Artist info

Genre

Dance, Electronic


Sounds like

Harvey Sutherland, Floating Points, D Train


band members

Sam Poggioli (Sampology), Megan Christensen (KUZCO), Sam Maguire (Sam Stosuur)


Influences

The Gap Band


Unearthed artists we like

30/70, Close Counters, First Beige , Sampology


Bio

Middle Name Dance Band – bio

Middle Name Dance Band is the trio of Sampology, KUZCO & Sam Stosuur. The collaborative project was intended as a one-off studio project for the 2018 released Middle Name Dance Tracks Vol. 1. Reflecting the bubbling Meanjin/Brisbane movement of the cross-pollination between the club and jazz/soul communities, the 5-track EP gained the attention of specialist radio hosts, influential curators and programmers. Support for the debut EP came from Gilles Peterson, BBC 6, BBC 4, CC Disco, Harvey Sutherland, and RTR.
Middle Name Dance Tracks Vol. 2 was released in April 2020. It was featured in Bandcamp’s Best 12” Singles March - May 2020; received a triple j Unearthed add for Love Bite and has been supported by BBC 6, NTS, Rinse FM, FBi and 3RRR.
Lovers Featuring drops late March 2021, featuring vocalised and rearranged versions of Weekend Love Chant and Love Bite from Middle Name Dance Tracks Vol. 2. The two-track release features NZ born/London based Wallace and Sydney’s Natalie Slade who released her debut album Control on Eglo Records in 2020.
“The real deal. Such an awesome laidback groove. Bring this to Europe please.”
Neil Bopperson, Le Melletron/Worldwide FM (France)
“Absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous full production and just the perfect pace. I love it.”
Sarah Evans, BBC/1BTN (UK)
“Packing out dancefloors across the city, and more recently across the country,
Middle Name Dance Band manage to effortlessly infuse all three artists’ skills to not
only craft floor fillers that are infectiously bright and joyful, but also to deliver fun
performances that will have even the staunchest chin-stroker boogying along by the
end of the first song.”
Purple Sneakers (AUS)

Review

Review by Abby Butler Abby Butler

08 Apr 2021

Triple J
45

this is so up my alley that I needed to double-check I didn't accidentally leak my address. hitting all the sweet spots with that plump bass line, plush percussion and obvi queen Wallace's regal vox like a cherry on top.

this is so up my alley that I needed to double-check I didn't accidentally leak my address. hitting all the sweet spots with that plump bass line, plush percussion and obvi queen Wallace's regal vox like a cherry on top.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

06 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

In the mood for something as tasteful, soulful and textured as this ALWAYS. Wallace really turns things up a notch in the most wonderful way. Loving this.

In the mood for something as tasteful, soulful and textured as this ALWAYS. Wallace really turns things up a notch in the most wonderful way. Loving this.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

06 Apr 2021

Triple J
40

Middle Name Dance band already made the smoothest hits around but then they brought in new vocals from Wallace for this one and turned the whole room to velvet.

Middle Name Dance band already made the smoothest hits around but then they brought in new vocals from Wallace for this one and turned the whole room to velvet.