Released 7th October 2016
12" Splattered Vinyl (Ltd Edition)
Release Date: 1st May 2020
B.Traits launches her Baby T alias, with a new musical direction and an upcoming live show. Under this alias she explores the middle ground between fast techno and jungle, fusing lessons learnt from her time in both communities.
The Portra EP contains 3 versions of the title track by Baby T - Hybrid, Ambient, and Jungle, spreading across tempo’s (and no tempo) to showcase styles Baby T will touch on. It’s a confident debut - a sonic summary of the Baby T path. To compliment these versions, Homemade Weapons and Ancestral Voices have contributed remixes that reinterpret Portra through their visionary processes, with impeccable results from both artists.
a1. Baby T - Portra (Hybrid Mix)
a2. Baby T - Portra (Jungle Mix)
a3. Baby T - Portra (Ambient Mix)
b1. Baby T - Portra (Homemade Weapons Remix)
b2. Baby T - Portra (Ancestral Voices Remix)
Release Date: 28th February 2020
Samurai Music kicks off 2020 with the debut Samurai 12” from another of Manchester’s rising talents - Antagonist. Mike has already joined the Samurai family with his notable contributions to the Hannya and Decade compilations, but here he claims his own catalog number with 2 crucial slices of deep, gritty half time. Spending years honing his craft to perfect an individual approach that is built to last, Shui and Escapism both see Mike matching razor sharp beat edits with ice cold menace. Shui revels in creeping, spiralling paranoia while Escapism steps loaded with call and response style break play.
a1. Antagonist - Shui
b1. Antagonist - Escapism
Release Date - 26th July 2019
The new Samurai Music series of 12"s - Samurai Hannya - are based on the mythical masks of a Noh drama (a form of traditional Japanese theatre). Hannya masks capture the stages of transformation of a female character as she undergoes a metamorphosis into a demon / ogre. This transformation is caused by deep sadness and anger, fuelled by intense jealousy. The mask embodies the resentment and fierce obsession of this character. Its horrible look gives us an impression that it is not just a grotesque monster, but that it also expresses the deep sadness of human beings. A cautionary tale of the power of negative emotions portrayed aptly in this infamous play. Hannya masks are also very popular with tattooists around the world along with many other characters and symbols from the fascinating Japanese mythology.
The 12”s for the Samurai Hannya series are named after these 3 stages / masks and feature all new tracks from the Samurai family of artists created specifically for this project. The series introduces a new Russian artist Roho, plus the first two collaborations from label head Presha (with Homemade Weapons & Ancestral Voices) alongside label regulars Homemade Weapons, The Untouchables, Torn, Artilect, Last Life, Antagonist, and for the first time on Samurai, Weaponry artists Torana.
a1. Artilect - A Message
a2. Presha & Homemade Weapons - The Claw
b1. Homemade Weapons & Roho - Kifuka
b2. Torana - Amok