Released 6th July 2018
Sam Reed aka Tokyo Prose is a New Zealand based Drum & Bass producer with releases on Soul:r, Samurai Music, Hospital Records. He now celebrates the release of his sophomore album “Wild Grace” with his debut on Lenzman’s emergent The North Quarter label.
His music is regularly supported by many of the scenes biggest names including Calibre, Marcus Intalex, Lenzman, LSB, DJ Marky, Presha, London Elektricity, SpectraSoul and many more.
Tokyo Prose started his career on Samurai Music with 2011’s 'Introducing Tokyo Prose’ EP which featured the standout tune "Saving Grace”. In the same year, Tokyo Prose with Fis, went onto launch the Samurai Horo label including the track “The Truths” which has just featured on Forrest Swords’ 2018 DJ Kicks compilation.
In 2014 Tokyo Prose released his debut album ‘Presence’ on Samurai Music. ‘Presence’ marked the culmination of his musical exploration and evolution up until that point - encapsulating the soulful, emotive vibrancy of the Tokyo Prose sound, now fully formed and refined. The album featured a number of features with DRS, Riya and Fox on vocals and Lenzman, Synkro and LSB on co-production. The album showcased Tokyo Prose’s polished aesthetic with a firm focus on musicality and groove.
Soon after saw his first feature on Marcus Intalex's hugely respected label Soul:R with 'Tell Me', on the 5th edition of the popular Fourfit series.
Tokyo Prose now returns with his 2nd album on The North Quarter. With 'Wild Grace' the Auckland native returns from an extended absence to deliver a masterclass in emotive musical storytelling. The project features some of his most sought-after works and includes vocals from Steo, Cleveland Watkiss and rising star [ K S R ] as well as collaborations with Race Banyon, Nether and LSB.
a1. Innate Motion
a2. Tremble feat. Nether
b1. Trick Of The Light