Samurai Music is a drum and bass label, owned and directed by New Zealander Geoff Wright aka DJ Presha. Now into his sixteenth year of promoting and DJing Drum and Bass Music, Presha is a firm favourite on the global Drum and Bass scene with his podcasts and mixes being downloaded in the thousands in all corners of the globe.
Launched in 2007, the label has grown steadily into one of the most respected, consistently quality labels on the international Drum and Bass scene. Artists that have released music on Samurai Music and its deeper, more experimental offshoot Samurai Red Seal include Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Dub Phizix & Skeptical, Klute, ASC, Paradox, Loxy & Resound, Lynx, The Upbeats, Trei, Tokyo Prose, Villem, Nymfo, Synkro, Consequence, Cern, Dose, Menace, Mosus & S.P.Y, & Zero T, with many more exciting additions to the roster for 2013.
The Samurai Music label releases have always been distinctive for their high quality art design and special vinyl packages, a vital component of what makes the labels unique along with the essential music contained in every carefully selected release whether the artist is a newcomer or a relatively big name.
Originally created with NZ Drum and Bass producers as the core focus, Samurai Music has gone on to grow into a fully international label that now has extra power to promote new artists from New Zealand on the global market.
2013 sees 3 labels thriving under the Samurai umbrella with offshoots 'Samurai Red Seal' & 'Samurai Horo' devoted to deeper, and more experimental music.
Representing a full spectrum view of 170 BPM based electronica notably wider than any other imprint in the scene, Samurai Music strives to remain on the cutting edge of the Drum and Bass soundscape and to build organically into the future as a consistent sign of quality.
Samurai Music nights are available to book globally with the following list of artists suggested (subject to availability and prior approval)
Presha, Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Dub Phizix, Doc Scott, Tokyo Prose, Clarity, Paradox (Live), Loxy, Indigo, Skeptical, Ena, Felix K, J:Kenzo, Kiyoko (Live) Sam KDC, Overlook, Ruffhouse, Pessimist, Nymfo, Cern, Fre4knc, SP:MC, MC DRS, MC LowQui, MC Fokus.
Samurai Music events and line-ups:
Sardinia @ Sun & Bass (w Kokeshi): Calibre. Presha, Alleycat, MC DRS
Mannheim @ MS Connxion: Presha, MC DRS
Sardinia @ Sun & Bass: Dub Phizix & Skeptical, Presha, Tokyo Prose, Delicat, Phil Tangent, LowQui, System
Frankfurt @ Tanzhaus West: Presha, Tokyo Prose
Ulm @ Cabaret Eden: Presha, Tokyo Prose
London @ Relay / Cable: Marcus Intalex, Klute, Break, Loxy, Skeptical, Presha, SP:MC, DRS, 2Shy
Prague @ Cross Club: Loxy, Presha
London @ Fabric: Paradox (Live), Lynx, Presha, Clarity, MC Fokus
Current and forthcoming Samurai Releases;
ASC 'Out Of Sync' LP / CD - out now
Dub Phizix & Skeptical w/ T Man & Sparkz 'Run It Like The President' / 'Half Man' - out now
Fis 'Duckdive' EP - out now
ASC 'Lost Sync' Part 1 & 2 - out now
Various 'Way Of The Samurai' Part 2 Code Of Honour - out now
Kiyoko 'Kiyoko EP'- out now
Paradox 'Scorpius' / 'Crate Logic' - out now
Indigo - 'Reaching The Source' EP - out now
ASC - 'Polemic' 12" - out now
Fre4knc - 'Tubular' EP - out now
Genotype - 'Lessons In Depth' EP - out now
Various - 'Scope' Horo Compilation - out now
Gremlinz & Homemade Weapons - 'After Dark' EP - out now
Sam KDC 12" - Feb 2014
Tokyo Prose LP - 2014
Clarity LP - 2014
Ena LP - 2014