Moshi moshi, Paper Samurai here with the Bushido Broadcast! - Past Editor in chief of Ableton Live DJ, Past Tech Editor for Ibiza Voice, Past Consultant for PioneerProDJ, Ableton & Focusrite/Novation, repeatedly honoured by DJ Magazine, multiple Frisky Radio "Artist of the Week", Producer of the "Progcast"/ mastering engineer/Reviewer from Progressivehouse.com and Engineer/DJ/Producer. Needless to say the Shogun is well and truly back from extended sabbatical and new content is well on the way, keep it Underground, This is progressive!
Read on for a ridiculously long and obligatory DJ/Producer bio and all that industry hype/bollox: \0
Artists like Jon Michel Jarre, Vangelis, Pink Floyd, Stevie Wonder, Neil Diamond and Queen were atypical family listening. Marcus Wortley aka Paper Samurai was also classically trained on the Piano at age 6. An avid Sci-fi and cinema fan to this day Giorgio Moroder, John Barry, James Horner, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Bear Mccreary and Ennio Morricone are also strong influences. Later the sounds churning out of Sheffield’s pirate radio and Warp records had a deep impact. It was only through a chance meeting then later friendship at collage in N Wales with the sister of probably the most famous DJ in the world that he was introduced to the sounds of Progressive House, which were to dictate his musical direction in life and music. A pivotal moment in his life was hearing the Future Sounds Of London’s Essential Mix on Radio 1 in 1993, their cutting edge use of the Internet and sampling films as a ‘Studio DJ Set’ while combining their own productions blew him away and he decided that he wanted to pursue music as a career. He later read for an HND in Music Production and continues to this day to learn all he can about audio and music. In late 2004 he again followed in Sasha’s groundbreaking footsteps, as one of the few digital DJ’s to embrace Ableton Live 3 as a DJ tool. A combination of his past work as the Editor of AbletonLiveDJ offering support to other Artists + DJ’s & through his association with VJ SteveG & Digital Society's Paul Pearson and their ground breaking audio-visual night ‘Future’ in Sheffield, Wortley was selected by PioneerProDJ to beta test and promote the DJM800 hybrid mixer alongside James Zabiela on the DJsounds website. He also caught the attention of several other companies at this time such as Ableton themselves & Focusrite/Novation beta testing and creating some of the first “Automap’ Ableton DJ templates for the Remote SL. Working with Jonathan Lisle in 2006 on his ‘Prohibition’ compilation he caught the attention of Nascent and Critical Rhythm. Sadly Nascent folded in 2006 and the Engineering and Editing done on Jonathan's comp was re-shuffled into the DJ magazine 'The art of modern mixing' CD along with the accompanying article. Disc 2 of 'Prohibition' was then used as a DJ Mix on John Digweed's Transitions radio show on Proton Radio and Kiss FM. Both were very well received and critically acclaimed by fans and listeners. With Nascent folding in late 06, Wortley never got the chance to work with Trafik on ‘Thinking Out Loud 3’.
Paper Samurai has supported many artists and acts live and via his radio show, such as Ryan Gibson, Bobby Deep, DJ Tarkan, Derek Howell, Max Graham, Moshic, Omid 16B, Faskil, Ingo Vogelmann, V-Sag, Dan Tait, Addictive TV, Ben Lost, Phil Moonface Thomson, Scott Bond, Rik Parkinson & Charles Kriel.
Watch out for remixes from Paper Samurai inc on Blanche Recordings, ViseVersa Music, Bushido Deep & Mistique Music...
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All old Bushido Binary and Broadcast mixes along with the rest of the Frisky and Bushido Broadcast promotional mixes will soon be available via here and on Mixcloud, hold tight.
Paper Samurai’s tracks