25 years after the Shamens’ single release “Ebeneezer Goode” was banned, then sent scurrying up the charts to no1 where it remained for 4 weeks until we deleted it. Heres some more palaver on how it came to be, in case anyone missed it last time:
haroon shamsher – joi – tribute anniversary event – 8th july – new venue
The tribute event to celebrate the anniversary of Haroon from Joi Soundsystem, premature passing away, will now take place in the Brady Arts centre, on 192-196 Hanbury st, ( round the corner from Haroon’s Blue plaque in Brick Lane ) on the 8th July 2017.
This musical celebration of his life achievements, contribution to culture and to commemorate his blue plaque honour, is open to all – family, friends and fans.
Farook will join you to honour and toast Haroons creativity, with music, food and drink.
Pandit G ( Asian Dub Foundation (Official) Sound System )
Haroon was one of the pioneers. I remember seeing Joi Bangla Sound System down Bass Clef back in the 80s. The music , the vibe, the crowd. I knew then something new was going to happen, bringing together not just our origins – but where we find ourselves today.
Bobby Friction (DJ Presenter – BBC Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher changed British Music forever Haroon Shamsher changed Britain Forever
Jon Coxon ( SpringHeelJack/ Producer)
“Haroon was a musical agitator, with no respect for musical boundaries”
Mark Strippel (Head of BBC Radio 1Xtra / Asian Network )
Haroon Shamsher continues to be an inspiration. He made a profound difference throughout his career, from the origins of Joi Bangla as a youth movement in the East End to the evolution into groundbreaking music collective Joi. The group changed the British music landscape and his cultural impact lives on today.”
Aki Nawaz ( Nation Records, Fun-Da-Mental )
Haroon was a hero and acknowledgement to him and Joi collective is a absolute Joy
Mushtaq Omar Uddin (Producer, Songwriter, Amy Winehouse, Skepta)
I remember his (Haroon’s) shyness, quietness and reluctance to limelight. Very loud qualities that most others in that microcosm seemed to lack. A true genius of his time. I used to look up to him.
original uk 12″ vinyl editions of kosheen singles released on moksha recordings, have been discovered in and amongst the boxes and shelves in the moksha vaults, and over the coming months they will be made available to buy from moksha via amazon.co.uk.
the first kosheen 12″ up from the vaults is their debut single on moksha – ‘hide u’(from the ‘resist’ album)– hurry if you want this – there’s a very limited quantity available.
hide u : 12″ single
released : jun 2000 – cat no : moksha05t – moksha recordings
x-side:  hide u (decoder & substance mix)
x-side:  hide u (accapella)
y-side:  empty skies (floor mix)
published by tairona songs
*note : at the moment we are only able to deliver 12″ vinyl to uk addresses*
what the press said : muzik : ‘one of the biggies floating around … charming vocals with toughed beats…’ [jul 2000] dj magazine : ‘power packed super-charged vocal track… a three listens and yer hooked monster…’ [may 2000] mixmag : ‘this is going to be absolutely enormous.’ [jun 2000] wax : ‘the only house page in the history of wax which has a drum’n’bass tune as its single of the month…’ [jun 2000] m8 : ‘very much essential listening’ [jun 2000]
from the archives :
moksha recordings original 2000 press release