- Music: Drum and Bass
- DJs: Tokyo Prose, Mercy, Hollow Crooks, Steve Shady, Jono H
- Tickets: $10 on the door
TOKYO PROSE is relocating to the U.K so this will be your last chance to catch him perform in NZ for some time.
DropBassNZ presents a celebration of SAMURAI MUSIC
Also featuring MERCY and HOLLOW CROOKS with support from STEVE SHADY and JONO H
FRIDAY MARCH 22 @ BACCO ROOM - 53 Nelson st
$10 on the door
Sam Reed aka Tokyo Prose has built an enviable foundation to a promising future in music. Initially as a duo, Tokyo Prose were discovered very early in their careers by DJ Presha and signed to Samurai Music as core artists in a long-term development deal.
The Tokyo Prose sound, whilst covering a lot of ground, always seeks to maintain a soulful, deep and polished aesthetic with a firm focus on musicality and groove. Tokyo Prose tunes have found themselves into the crates of artists like Calibre, dBridge, DJ Marky, Presha, Lenzman, SpectraSoul, Logistics, London Elektricity, ASC and many more.
The 2011 release of the highly anticipated ‘Introducing Tokyo Prose’ EP on Samurai Red Seal firmly announced their arrival and was championed by many of the scenes most creative forces. This release went on to occupy #1 and #2 in the Chemical Records charts for 2011 and EP also spawned a very successful remix 12” featuring Synkro & Consequence.
Sam Reed now carries on the sound alone and recent collaborations with Soul:R’s Phil Tangent and NZ’s Fis showcase the versatility of the Tokyo Prose sound. Tokyo Prose in collaboration with Fis have recently been given the honour of opening the latest incarnation of Samurai Music, the Horo series. A brand new series to showcase a unique angle of dnb as seen by label boss DJ Presha.
Tokyo Prose DJ sets collect together the latest of Sams productions, alongside the freshest from the soulful side of Drum and Bass fused with timeless classics that have shaped the way Sam produces his music. 2012 sees the first Tokyo Prose tour of UK and Europe.
It’s clear to see the future is a bright one for Tokyo Prose in which ever direction the tunes take him.
Since 2007 Samurai Music has been a beacon for both Kiwi and international Drum and Bass talent, mixing the best producers from it's birthplace in New Zealand with the absolute cream of global Drum and Bass artists.
Names like Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Dub Phizix & Skeptical, S.P.Y, Klute, ASC, Nymfo, Loxy & Resound, Paradox, Clarity, Sam KDC, Lynx, and Villem have released music on the label alongside Kiwi producers like Tokyo Prose, Cern, The Upbeats, State of Mind, Trei, Dose & Menace and many more besides.
Known for its trend setting, unique approach to vinyl record design, the Samurai Music group has now passed it's fifth year of releasing quality music with over 50 12" singles and 4 albums released across its 3 labels.
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.