Samurai Music

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Details


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.

 

Line-ups:

 

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

 

 

Forthcoming:

 

Sam KDC 12" - Feb 2014

Tokyo Prose LP - 2014

Clarity LP - 2014

Ena LP - 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video


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Presha podcast for Samurai Music

March 17, 2014
Presha has mixed the latest edition of the Samurai Music Podcast #17, available here  
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Presha / Samurai Horo Electronic Explorations

November 05, 2013
Presha has mixed edition # 287 of the hugely influential 'Electronic Explorations' blog mix series as a Samurai Horo label showcase. Topping off the great year the label has had with 'Scope', this is a look at what the label sounds like now and into 2014. Check it out here 
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Presha // Signall FM Guest Mix October 2013

October 09, 2013
Presha provided a guest mix for Signall FM in Bratislava, Slovakia that was aired on 06.10.2013 in promotion of the fortcomin Samurai Music night at KC Dunaj in Bratislava on 11.10.2013.