Review: New Zealander now in London, Tokyo Prose (AKA Sam Reed) is about to drop one of the smoothest, classy D&B albums of the year so far, and these two cuts are the perfect introduction. "Waiting On" features the delicate vocals of D&B's leading songstress Riya where spacious pianos take the lead over the subtle weeping synths, creating the perfect bed for her heartfelt sermon. "Ventura" follows suit with similar silky dynamics. Driven by a skippy, heavier drum dynamic, this time the vocal element is just sensuous moans over a warm, insistent synth sample. Both are perfect - as is the album when it drops in due course.
Review: Here it is then, New Zealand's very own world-beating D&B LP from Tokyo Prose. Featuring some of the best names in the business from the lush sounds of Lenzman, Juno favourite LSB and the lyrical talents of Fox, DRS and Riya - even Synkro appears for a breathtaking moment. This is the most beautiful, inventive and musical drum & bass release of the year so far. It'll take some beating because, we're not kidding, it is phenomenal. There's no track-by-track here, just get it and play it and then replay it. You'll feel reborn.