ASC, Marcus Intalex, AnD and Paradox all feature.
Decade aims to bring together the various strands of the Samurai sound—once compartmentalized into several different sub-labels—for one cohesive album. Core artists like ASC, Sam KDC, Homemade Weapons, Ancestral Voices and Tokyo Prose all appear, along with AnD, Nucleus & Paradox and the late Marcus Intalex.
"We split Samurai Music into several offshoots over time," founder Presha explains in the press notes, "but now we have reached a desirable point where the Samurai name has become synonymous with adventurous curation, and we no longer need divisions for 'sounds.'"
The notes accompanying the album also address the changing musical landscape over the last ten years and the shift towards digital formats. Presha says that Samurai remains "committed to desirable physical products and [has] maintained this through periods where our contemporaries all but abandoned their attention to vinyl production."
Decade lands on December 15th on both digital and triple-vinyl formats.
Listen to Marcus Intalex's "Halflife."
01. Marcus Intalex - Halflife
02. Tokyo Prose - Restricted Orbit
03. Nucleus & Paradox - Global Decay
04. Artilect - Ashen
05. Homemade Weapons - Tylos
06. Torn - It Should Be Seen As A Disease
07. The Untouchables - Clairvoyance
08. Last Life - Gas Man
09. ASC - Source Code
10. Ancestral Voices - Izula
11. Sam KDC - Canon Law
12. AnD - Flashback
Samurai Music will release Decade on December 15th, 2017.