Samurai Music Group is a group of 3 electronic music labels, encompassing the drum & bass focused Samurai Music, the deeper Samurai Red Seal and Samurai Horo, a vinyl only experimental electronica label. Owned and directed by New Zealander Geoff Wright aka DJ Presha, since the launch in 2007 they have grown steadily into some of the most respected, consistently quality labels on the international Drum and Bass scene.
Originally created with NZ Drum and Bass producers as the core focus, Samurai Music has grown into a fully international group of labels that have the power and reputation to promote new artists both from New Zealand and around the world onto the global stage.
Artists that have released music on the Samurai labels include Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Dub Phizix & Skeptical, Klute, ASC, Paradox, Loxy & Resound, Ena, Indigo, Kiyoko, J:Kenzo, Lynx, The Upbeats, Trei, Tokyo Prose, Clarity, Villem, Nymfo, Synkro, Stray, Consequence, Sam KDC, Gremlinz, Homemade Weapons, Cern, & Overlook, with many more exciting additions to the roster in 2013 and into 2014.
Samurai releases have always been distinctive for their high quality artistic direction and highly collectable 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 an established name.
Representing a full spectrum view of 170 BPM based D&B and electronica, Samurai Music Group 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.